TThumper89 (28) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Arcadia 02/03/16 - Starboard Stout is a unique Irish Oat Malt Stout. Deep black in color, with garnet undertones, it has a robust yet well-balanced chocolatey roasted malt character and a creamy mouthfeel. A subtle and complex hop flavor and aroma is provided by Willamette and Cascade.
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olenickj (69) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting take on a stout.... Very much like a heavy version of a but brown ale.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on nitro draft at Pour in Ebensburg this beer poured a black color with a large creamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty, malty and had a bit of vanilla. The flavor was bitter, dry and roasty with wood, charcoal and a hint of red meat. Long roasty wood and charcoal finsih. Medium body. Meh.
Christpuncher (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a fan of Irish stouts and this one is why. Very malty with a slight malt note on the backbone. Bitter and creamy flavored beer. My least favorite of Kalamazoo beer scene
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ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, poured into an imperial pint glass. The aroma is initially straight raisin, but this tones down a bit to allow some coffee notes to come through with a bit of a smoke and roasted character. It pours a dark, nearly opaque mahogany with w light tan, small suds, medium thin ring and wispy surface. A touch of lace is left on the glass. The creamy and smooth beer has a taste combination of medium sweet and light bitter with a soft fizz carbonation. The medium body contains notes of dry, dark fruit with coffee and a touch of milky caramel. There’s a herbal crescendo at the finish with a coffee ground grittiness. The aftertaste is light with hints of sweet fruit.
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
20oz pint at The Map Room pours a murky black with ruby edges and some very creamy, off white head. Nose has a very stouty nature to it, chocolate malt balls, some heavy bread notes, a little burnt chaff. Flavor would remind you of fresh St James Gate Guinness, creamy latte, chocolate malt balls, some toasted bread crust. Creamy finish.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Definitely dryer than the stypical example of the style, rich cocoa and coffee.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of malt and chocolate. Flavors of chocolate and toffee.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. From notes. Chocolate and coffee, medium bodied. Good, but something weird in the aftertaste that I’m not a fan of.
kaser (5547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at farmhouse. Very thick foamy head on black light body. Sweet taste. Guiness like taste. Not bad