Ithaca Flower Power

 

Weighting in a perfect 7.5% ABV

I can’t say enough good things about this beer.  Citrus bursting suds, malt base and a fresh hoppy flavor a beer lovers palate would consider paradise.  Chuck full of grapefruit and a touch of pineapple, a biting beer full of heaven.  Reminds me of…..

Beer advocates 95 out of 100 World Class Rating

Rate Beer 97 out of 100

Untappd 4.09 out 5

The Brewery spin

Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously Punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. Flower power is hopped and dry-hopped five different times throughout the brewing and fermentation process.

My Smoke and Toke Take

Has a great golden color and the lacy head remains on the glass.  Nice bite, great hoppy flavor, leaves just enough bitterness on the tongue and has a clean finish.  Can barely taste the alcohol.  Great beer. Refreshing, strong and flat out awesome.  Ithaca Brewing company has a winner with this beer.  The best beer I have consumed in a long time.

Port Jeff Starboard Oatmeal Stout (SOS)

 

Weighting in at a whopping 9.2% ABV.

This is a stout with a kick and half. A hint of chocolate, thin head from out of the growler and a minimal aftertaste of alcohol.  Leaves lips sticky but then again I was smoking a bit when I tasted it.  Could have been cottonmouth…

Beeradvocates gave it an overall rating of good.

Rate Beer gave it a 3.68 out of 5.

Untappd gave it 3.74 out of 5

The Brewery’s Spin

Summer’s final ferry has departed from Port Jefferson Harbor, and colder weather is imminent. A suitable remedy for winter’s inevitable arrival? Starboard Oatmeal Stout. A luscious, velvet-smooth pour of sweet chocolate, roast, and comforting warmth, Starboard Oatmeal Stout is brewed with flaked oats, brown sugar, and raisins. Breakfast in a glass, basically. Dessert, too. Every meal, actually, and the perfect companion for contemplation near any serene winter landscape. Especially a shoreline.

My Smoke And Toke Take

Overall I enjoyed this stout.  Aptly named SOS because after a few you may need to be rescued from the couch.  It packs a punch and will certainly get you whacked out of your skull if you have more than a few.  For a beer with 9.2% alcohol you can barely taste the alcohol, has a dry finish, silky going down and a brown sugar stickiness on the lips. Good stout, kick ass buzz!

 Tom Poet