Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Opaque black. One finger oil-slick head, with moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
S - Subdued, though I can detect notes of Espresso, Chocolate, dark fruits, and barley.
T - Wow. This is one good tasting stout. It has *alot* of character. It packs some big tastes, but somehow manages to finish pretty clean. I have to admit, there is alot going on in this brew, but everything seems to be in perfect balance. Each indivdual flavor seems to compliment the next, not overpower it. Very well done.
M - Although it mimics the looks of other thicker desert style beers, this brew is actually pretty thin. This gives it all the benifits of great taste, but a velvety clean mouthfeel. Extremely Pleasent.
D - For a full flavored stout beer with a 6% ABV I don't think drinkability could get much better.
In summary, this brew is incredible. I had this one along time ago on a buisness trip to Talahassee. There I was at the ABC and I thought I would do a little mix and match action , so I picked it up. Once I got back to the hotel room, poured it, and took a sip, I knew this was a first class stout. Unfortunatly, I haven't been able to pick one up since, as they seem to be pretty rare in my neck of the woods. Though, as fate would have it, I found one peaking out of the dusty shelves at the local total wines and spirits. Once it caught my eye, it was in the cart.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 19:36:34 | More by SimplySinister
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep inky black, with no light getting through. There is a smidge of dark tan head and no lacing. The aroma is strong alcohol esters with just a little bit of roasted malt. The taste flips this around with much more emphasis on the roasted malts. It has a slicker mouthfeel and a nice smooth finish. A very good stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 22:36:20 | More by delta490
Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.