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Starboard Oatmeal Stout - Port Jeff Brewing Company

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 25.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: vfgccp on 11-19-2011)
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Photo of woosterbill


2.23/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Growler into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to TheLostGringo for sending this my way as an extra.

A: Black body with a thin but persistent head of tan froth that leaves light lace. Not bad.

S: Sweet, spicy, and slightly tart. Gingerbread and graham cracker sweetness balances against tart cherry rind and lemon zest. Sweet and sour, in a pleasant but seemingly unintentional way.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet and spicy malt up front with tart fruit behind. Yogurty lactic acid and light char on the finish. I don't dislike drinking it, but it's definitely not to style.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Slick. Ok.

O: I really don't dislike this beer at all - I love sours, and this is enjoyable in many ways - but it's an abysmal failure for the style.


Serving type: growler

05-11-2013 01:58:48 | More by woosterbill
Photo of rainydays2020

New York

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

03-30-2013 23:50:11 | More by rainydays2020
Photo of nickfl


4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

03-30-2013 07:01:06 | More by nickfl
Photo of sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

03-03-2013 05:59:34 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of Bguth

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

01-25-2013 08:18:36 | More by Bguth
Photo of DrunkinYogi


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-18-2013 05:19:42 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of EkimGram

New York

1.35/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Upon opening the bottle head began flowing out at a rapid pace. Colour is a very dark, almost black, brown with a toffee head. Leaves a thick puffy lacing.

Smell: Even in a snifter the aromas are very weak. I get faint hints of coffee and alcohol.

Taste: Very tart and sour with a roasted malt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body feels unpleasantly thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not a good beer. This may have been a bad batch but this wouldn't be the first time in my experiences with Port Jeff Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 05:07:48 | More by EkimGram
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep brown color, almost black. The light brown head has moderate carbonation bubbles and settles into a light cap.

The aroma is of roasted barley and bakers chocolate. Caramel sweetness with a touch of scorched caramel. The aroma is nice but light.

Really nice chocolate flavor coming from this stout. The addition of the oatmeal really balances and smooths out the roasted barely and provides a good oatmeal stout flavor. There is also a breakfast blend strength coffee flavor. Some sour lemony notes pop through in the end.

Moderate feel but way beyond fizzy. This is a carbonation bomb. The stout is sweet on the palate and a bit sticky but the carbonation comes in and wipes that all away.

This is a very flavorful oatmeal stout but the carbonation is off the hook. I give props that the flavor still comes through against the carbonation. I like this beer but they got to get the carbonation under control, very un-stout like.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:11:11 | More by Gmann
Photo of Greywulfken

New York

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: great start: pitch black body with a towering head of dark foam; nothing clings to the glass as the head recedes

S: dark roasted malts, like espresso and burnt wood

T: the bitter astringence of alcohol and hops are a little harsh up front; some charred aftertaste; black espresso and burnt wood flavors dominant

M: didn't have the creaminess and smoothness I'd expected; medium weight, slick, low carbonation, some astringency

O: I'm a big stout drinker, but oatmeal stouts have evaded me for the most part, so perhaps some of my impressions are ignorant of the style's profile... That said, disappointed - not a smooth, creamy, rich beer, but rather tinny, thin, and harsh. Perhaps 9.0 is too high to go in an oatmeal stout? I've had Sam Smith's and Rogue's Shakespeare oatmeal stouts and found them to be far kinder and smoother.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 00:28:03 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of theBubba

New York

2.73/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep dark color and a very nice head. Actually after the first pour, the head insisted on keeping on...from the bottle! Oh boy. This is going to be a good one.

Sniff. Nice. Lots of roasted malt coming through.

Taste. Ugh. Tart, sour, lambic if I wanted to be polite. Maybe I got one from a bad batch, but I'm not going back for a redo.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 04:34:52 | More by theBubba
Photo of socon67

New York

3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

* Labeled as Starboard Stout

A - Black pour with a brown foam. Very active foam coming out of the bottle; noticabel carbonaiton. Settles quickly and slight lacing.

S - Notes of fudge brownies, cocoa powder, and roasted malts.

T - Nice toasted oat flavor. Has some sweetness of chocolate and maple sugar. Finishes with a hearty malt flavor.

M - Tastes thin and then hits your belly pretty thick. Easy to have a couple, but this is a rich oatmeal stout that sneaks up on you.

O - A nice stout from the local guys. Price is good ($7 a 25oz) and it holds up well to the others. Actuallt reminded me of the Blue Point oatmeal stout that I wish was easier to get.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 22:39:38 | More by socon67
Photo of KornWallace

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

11-18-2012 21:41:16 | More by KornWallace
Photo of tobelerone


4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

These guys irked me a little bit by setting up a table at a festival and offering unlimited pours while prominently displaying their porter and barrel-aged porter and telling us they weren't available for tasting and wouldn't be opening the bottles they had on display either. Nevertheless the guys were nice enough and the oatmeal stout was on, so I did my best to deplete their reserves. Pours black with a small khaki head that settles down quickly and leaves a bit of lace on the glass. Nose packs roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, a decent hit of fresh coffee, and some raisiny dark fruit.

The flavor follows suit, with just a hint of the oatmeal adding some chewy, smooth texture. Again there's a combination of sweeter milk chocolate and more bitter cocoa notes, some coffee and fruit. The appealing, moderate sweetness of the beer dries up quite a bit in the finish, while bitterness lingers a little in the aftertaste. I got no booze at all and was surprised to find out later this was 9% ABV.

Medium-full bodied, fairly smooth and creamy, with just a bit of the chewiness imparted by the oatmeal. Pretty solid, deceptively powerful.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2012 12:50:20 | More by tobelerone
Photo of edthered413

New York

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

09-09-2012 14:47:11 | More by edthered413
Photo of Sharkophile

New York

4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler into a mason jar (pretty cool, eh?). Pitch black with a nice coffee-colored head, good retention.

S: Smell is pretty muted, some coffee and chocolate and booze.

T: Taste is much much better. Coffee, chocolate, molasses in the beginning and finishes with burnt/charcoal flavors, chocolate, a little bit of warming alcohol and some light hops. Dry with a residual roasted bitterness. Very good.

M: Full body with decent carbonation. On point for the style, IMO.

O: A great beer from a local brewery which I think I'll be coming back for more of. Very good stuff, and the few samples I had at the brewery were quite good as well. Cheers to Port Jeff Brewery!

Serving type: growler

02-05-2012 18:20:03 | More by Sharkophile
Photo of prolixist

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-18-2012 02:33:29 | More by prolixist
Photo of Pete27lax

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-26-2011 23:17:48 | More by Pete27lax
Photo of vfgccp

New York

3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Super dark, milk chocolate colored head is creamy but relatively low. Ok lace. Body is black-brown with murky brown highlights.

S - Sweet malt, light roast, twang of bitter coffee. Soft, raisiny booze.

T - Smooth, sweet malt paired with a rolling, bitter roast. Chocolate gnosh and oatmeal center. Warm booze on the backend with a lingering woody bitterness.

M - Smooth, full body with a dry finish.

O - Surprisingly smooth for 9%. A solid stout from what's shaping up to be a solid new face on the local Long Island brew scene.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 01:31:38 | More by vfgccp
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Starboard Oatmeal Stout from Port Jeff Brewing Company
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