Starboard Oatmeal Stout | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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Starboard Oatmeal StoutStarboard Oatmeal Stout
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Starboard Oatmeal StoutStarboard Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by vfgccp on 11-19-2011

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 11
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of EkimGram
1.39/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Upon opening the bottle head began flowing out at a rapid pace. Colour is a very dark, almost black, brown with a toffee head. Leaves a thick puffy lacing.

Smell: Even in a snifter the aromas are very weak. I get faint hints of coffee and alcohol.

Taste: Very tart and sour with a roasted malt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body feels unpleasantly thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not a good beer. This may have been a bad batch but this wouldn't be the first time in my experiences with Port Jeff Brewing.

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Photo of woosterbill
2.24/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Growler into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to TheLostGringo for sending this my way as an extra.

A: Black body with a thin but persistent head of tan froth that leaves light lace. Not bad.

S: Sweet, spicy, and slightly tart. Gingerbread and graham cracker sweetness balances against tart cherry rind and lemon zest. Sweet and sour, in a pleasant but seemingly unintentional way.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet and spicy malt up front with tart fruit behind. Yogurty lactic acid and light char on the finish. I don't dislike drinking it, but it's definitely not to style.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Slick. Ok.

O: I really don't dislike this beer at all - I love sours, and this is enjoyable in many ways - but it's an abysmal failure for the style.


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Photo of RHB33
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of theBubba
2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep dark color and a very nice head. Actually after the first pour, the head insisted on keeping on...from the bottle! Oh boy. This is going to be a good one.

Sniff. Nice. Lots of roasted malt coming through.

Taste. Ugh. Tart, sour, lambic if I wanted to be polite. Maybe I got one from a bad batch, but I'm not going back for a redo.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Great new school schooner tattoo bottle art. Viscous dark brown rimmed black color with an insta-skim head.

Smells like dark roast coffee with a sweet dark sugary thing - molasses-esque?

Initially disappointing Starboard stars with coffee up front and a bright dark fruit finish in back. Kinda thin. For a 9.2% oatmeal stout I was expecting a heartier, more flavorful experience. Dark coffee, roast malt and some cacao bitterness emerge as this beer warms up. Though not as full as I'd like the creaminess of the mouthfeel is great. A little undercarbonated.

It's a beer.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a mug.

Appearance: I poured this brew pretty hard and with its opaque thin black-brown body little bubbles to it and weak head maybe 1/8".

Smell: light chocolate and molasses, honestly it smells good but not very potent like some other oatmeal stouts.

Taste: It comes off a light chocolate with slight bitterness. I do mean slight, it's easy to drink where the taste isn't too overwhelming. It has a almost like a cake taste too it where it makes you feel a mellow sweetness to it. Almost like a light brown sugar.

Mouth: light to medium carbonation, could be a little heavier and not feel as much as an Irish stout. After-taste is well finished but the stickiness is blah. Something missing.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but given how much better it could be there's much more out there to try especially given the price. I would buy again and split it with a friend, maybe your best solution. Salud!

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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Starboard Oatmeal Stout from Port Jeff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 64 ratings