Arcadia Starboard Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by Skidz:
3.8/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours out dark brown and sits jet black in the glass with tiny crimson streaks and a small tan head.
Smells of raosted grain, coffee, chocolate. Light fruity esters present, faint pears.
Taste starts out with light fruity estery sweetness and quickly bitters with burnt coffee and heavily roasted malts. Caramel sweetness helps to balance it out. Finish is btter with burnt and roasty flavors sticking around.
Smooth and full bodies; light carbonation. Easy to drink. Nothing extraordinary, but it has its moments, and gots the goods where it counts.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2004 04:20:16 | More by Skidz
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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 210 ratings.