Arcadia Starboard Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by MJR:
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a deep black that shows a bit of garnet when held to a strong light. A light brown head starts at a 1/2 inch and quickly retires to the side of the glass, leaving nothing in the center.
Smell: Sharp aroma of roasted malt and rich coffee. A hint of caramel is hidden deep in the muck. Maybe a bit of licorice.
Taste: The flavor is all roasted malts and burnt coffee grounds. A sharp, acidic note appears midpalate and sticks around the rest of the time. There's a bit of caramel malt, but it's well buried. A bit of chocolate towards the end. Finishes with a flicker of green hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thin and watery, with an acidic, dry finish. This brew is seriously lacking the body department. This is supposed to be an oatmeal stout?
Drinkability: Average. There's not much going on with this brew, and the lackluster body and mouthfeel only hurt it more. Lots of room for improvement here...
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2003 21:19:25 | More by MJR
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4.05/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This beer was on nitro-tap, so I feel the review will be unfairly skewed from what this beer normally is. I don't think the ability to review different serving types for the same beer should have been taken away.
It looks very similar to nitro Guinness which, for the beer, is its best aspect. It's dark brown with a fantastically creamy tan head one finger tall that leaves equally creamy lace in a big sheet from the top of the glass to the bottom.
A slight note of dark fruits sits in with roast, a bit light but pleasant with a very soft note of barley-like grains and a hint of vanilla. More strength would improve a very pleasant smell.
Along with roast, the taste is sweet, creamy and milky, a real pleasure to drink, but the best thing going for the flavor is what's added by the mouthfeel.
Speaking of, there's just such a creamy smoothness to this beer. The nitro really adds a lot, and it works very, very well. This beer flows so smoothly, it's so silky and velvety. On nitro-tap, the only thing better would be a touch more body, as it is a stout.
Serving type: nitro-tap
09-23-2013 15:44:23 | More by Brenden
Arcadia Starboard Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.