Arcadia Starboard Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 148 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.5/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a coded freshness date that cannot be deciphered.
Appearance: The head drops pretty quick to leave just a thin layer of brown lace, the opaque black color lets no light through.
Smell: Big roasted aroma with suggestions of ripe blackberries and a ghost like vanilla.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Just as smooth as it is crisp with a moderate body, roasted character is thorough yet leaves a slight astringent character. Dark berry fruitiness melds with a soft sweetness from the oats. Hop bitterness drops only a little bit of bitterness, the roasted malt picks up the rest.
Notes: I different twist using malted oats, if the astringent character did not get in the way this would have been a stellar brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2004 22:49:26 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +18.1%
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
78 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.