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Arcadia Starboard Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Starboard StoutArcadia Starboard Stout

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BA SCORE
79
okay

220 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
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:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 08-07-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

1058 OG; 29 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mavigo
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Arcadia Starboard Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.