Shipyard Blue Fin Stout

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout
I’ve had a completely unproductive day. That goes for work as well as home. Well, it wasn’t COMPLETELY unproductive. #1: What work I had to get done, I definitely got done. #2: I worked out after dinner. #3: I started compiling photos for the collage. TONS of photos are showing up in my inbox already. As I told people on Twitter: this is going to be epic. If you haven’t sent a picture of yourself enjoying your favorite summertime beer, please do so.

Without further ado, let’s wrangle ourselves a Blue Fin.

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout

I picked this stuff up back in May when we visited the Shipyard brewery.

Before even taking a sip, I’m on a rollercoaster of beer-emotions.
Up: Color is pretty. Something about this makes it slightly different than many like it…thicker maybe.
Down: Despite a vigorous pour, I get only a thin layer of head. WTF man?
Up: Smells strongly of sweet coffee. MMMMM!

More theme-park action in the flavor.
Down: Bitter to start – more than I like.
Up: Mouthfeel is good. Vaguely bubbly.
Up (again!): Coming toward the finish, coffee makes a strong appearance. Sweet, just like the aroma. Reminds me of Nips candy.
Down: Finishes almost as bitter as it started.

Up, down, up, down. A surprisingly complex beer. I’ll probably never buy this again in a bottle. I would seriously consider getting it on tap.

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Shipyard Blue Fin Stout”

  1. I'm excited to see how the collage turns out.

    Thanks for the review. I probably will not try this beer… for me Shipyard is an extremely hit or miss brewery. Also, their naming of beers after fish is exactly like Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego. Weird that two breweries, on the opposite corners of the US, have the same naming conventions for their beer, right?

  2. Royce:

    I'm wicked excited about the collage too. I've been putting a ton of time into it, and it's REALLY coming together slick-like.

    Beer naming is always an interesting subject. There are so many breweries, that overlap is bound to happen. I love it when a brewery comes up with a really unique name for a beer.

    -Josh

  3. You are right…. get it on tap. It is FANTASTIC that way. I never liked BFS out of a bottle, but the bitterness is toned WAY down when you get the draft going. It is one of my favorite stouts if I can get it that way. Super super smooth.

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