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Steel Valley Stout - Ohio Brewing Company

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ohio Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 12-04-2010)
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Reviews by Brenden:
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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer #4 8/9/13

This beer is a dark brown with a sort of flattish look to it, as a weak sort of light brown head fizzles out quickly and doesn't leave a whole lot to speak of. It's not completely vapid, but it's fairly uninspiring.
The nose is actually unusual and pretty pleasant, the majot factor being smoked nuts. There's a definite roastiness, and it may be that the malts are more heavily smoked than most stouts, or the combination of malts roasted. The nuttiness is very strong as well, though. It's also bready with a touch of bittersweet cocoa.
The taste follows suit with the toasted nuts and the bittersweet element, but it can't match the nose. That and a tangy note in the finish drop it a bit.
Nothing stands out in the feel. It's not flat, but it's far from lively. It's not particularly smooth, either, and it kind of ekes out a weak finish.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 18:53:29 | More by Brenden
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-08-2013 01:54:40 | More by speedvagen
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

09-24-2012 02:39:35 | More by Yodo
Photo of Beejay


3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much thanks to my friend Richard for bringing me this brew.

A: Dark black in body, with a deep ruby hue when held to the light. Nice light head on top that slowly sinks into the center of the beer.

S: Bready with dark chocolate. There is a nice dry roasted character from the dark grain. Perhaps a touch of black licorice. Nice overall.

T: Malty, with a nice dry finish. Dark bitter chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor. A touch of sweetness in the finish.

M: Medium in body, there is a nice milky texture to the feel of it, but the finish is certainly dry, with a touch of tannin.

O: Overall I really like it. Simple, well put together, and it doesn;t try to be anything it isn't. Just a nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 21:04:09 | More by Beejay
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4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet black color with no tints at all. A very small, light tan head is created at the pour.
Smell is very nice on this stout. Scents of chocolate, cocoa, and a good vanilla as well. Very balanced smell of all things stout.
Taste is quite nice. Very dark roasted taste to it from nice charred malts. A good oatmeal taste, too. As it warms a nice hop taste emerges.
Mouthfeel is a little thin and slightly chewy.
Drinkability is nice on this stout. Very nice tastes in this stout and a good balance doesn't overwhelm the palate. I am very impressed by this offering from Ohio Brewing. Definitely grab one of these if you get the chance up in Northeast Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 01:45:26 | More by BDIMike
Photo of Godfather20


4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Poured from fresh Growler into 12oz standard tulip. Growler filled 1 hour prior to tasting at World Wines and Liquor Mentor, Ohio.

Appearance: a black coffee-esque color. Bout a half inch of grayish brown head that settles into a nice 1/8th inche ring. Lacing is substantial.

Smell: Lots of Coffee on the front with some chocolate and caramel in the back end.

Taste: Very robust, musky, almost smoky taste. Getting a lot of coffee on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: IMO, this is where this brew falls short of greatness. Not the creamy, thick mouthfeel that I look for in a top notch stout.

Drinkability: This got my highest score because its VERY drinkable. I can already see myself pounding this growler in one night. Tasty!

Serving type: growler

02-11-2011 21:43:51 | More by Godfather20
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4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark American Stout with a thick tan head that was overflowing the glass on a draught pour. Aroma is heavy roasted malts, peat and maybe even a bit of smoke. Flavor is robust stout all the way, with coffee, roast, and chocolate figuring prominately. I really thought this stout had exceptional flavor, getting alot out of the malts used. Really damn tasty, and the best brew Ohio Brewing offers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 06:02:38 | More by Stinkypuss
Steel Valley Stout from Ohio Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.