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Arcadia Starboard Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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217 Ratings

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
1058 OG; 29 IBU

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 08-07-2002)
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Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +9%

jschott75, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

DanGeo, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Peanut2074
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Peanut2074, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

beergorrilla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

skaboom420, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of gulogulo
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

gulogulo, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of DavidRandall
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

DavidRandall, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Drucifer
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Drucifer, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of GinsuDave
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

GinsuDave, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Photekut
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Photo of themilkman87
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

themilkman87, May 03, 2013
Photo of Mavigo
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crunchy's had this on nitro-tap for a good deal. Went for it. Served in a mug.

A: It looked awesome, a murky, opaque muddy black color with a half inch off white head with reasonable amounts of lacing. Head retained itself the whole time.

S: Coffee, milk chocolate, oatmeal, barley, malts

T: sort of goes down hill here, has a strange taste to it, conflicting with the chocolate, coffee, barley, and malty flavors that are expected. I can't really describe it, it was just weird.

M: Full bodied, fairly carbonated, off balanced by strange after taste

O: overall it was alright, I thought it looked amazing but it didn't taste amazing, won't seek this out again but maybe it was just me.

Mavigo, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of thedoubler55
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A pitch black in color with hints of brown, a nice finger of tan head at the top, and lacing was only present in the beginning.

S: Strong coffee notes with roasted malts, a slight hint of brown sugar or caramel, couldnt really put my finger on it.

T: Very roasty flavor to this one, the coffee is present as you drink it with slight hints of berries.

M: Was expecting a more creamy mouthfeel, but it was more on the medium body side of things, not to much carbonation.

O: Overall a good brew, nothing crazy but a nice stout.

thedoubler55, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Punqbert
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Punqbert, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

WoodBrew, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Danielr26, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of jtyson
2/5  rDev -41.9%

jtyson, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Been cellared a while.

Pours an opaque black with garnet highlights and a foamy inch and a half tan head that dissipates slowly.

Sweet roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, and a hint of soy form the aroma.

Flavor is more subtle, with roasted malt emerging late in the sip. Underpinnings of dark cherries, sherry, and chocolate add complexity early, eventually succumbing to toasted nuts at the finish, which is just a touch dry and oatmeal-like.

Body is a little light, possibly exacerbated by slightly high carbonation.

Seems to have held up well. Slight oxidation, but it's easily overlooked for this review. The underlying fruitiness becomes metallic, and is a bit overwhelming.

barczar, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of EL48823
3.75/5  rDev +9%

EL48823, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of feelin_iffy
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

feelin_iffy, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Lynn, Dec 09, 2012
Arcadia Starboard Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.