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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

Steelhead Extra StoutSteelhead Extra Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

432 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 432
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%


Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GimpyCane:
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GimpyCane

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4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured thick jet black with a two finger espresso brown fizzy head which diminishes quickly. Cocoa powder and chocolate malt dominates upfront with a hint of fudge shop. In the middle I get a hint of licorice or vanilla, rounding off with a strong dried raisin or dates. This beer is a great example of what you smell is what you taste, a nice coffee bitter ended the drink. The body is full yet smooth and clean with a lively carbonated end. Overall, this brew rocks and with its intimidating look one would be surprise to find out its low abv content at 5.5% making a dangerously drinkable brew. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 02:21:31 | More by GimpyCane
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Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.