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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

451 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 43
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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)
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Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:

Massive frothing from a pour down the middle of the glass, beautiful tiny beaded bubbly lace leaves a ring with each sip. Dark, opaque ... stout black. Aromas of chicory, licorice root, faint vanilla bean, wood charcoal, freshly used coffee grounds and a hint of black currants. Creamy, slick, full-bodied mouthfeel, with just enough carbonation to bring some smoothness to the glass. Creamy roasted palate throughout. Charcoal and baker's chocolate are dominant with some mild coffee and toasted bread in the back. Moderate hopping that drops a perfect amount of bitterness, which pairs up with the roasted character to balance the sweetness. Kiss of herbal flavor from the hops middle to end. Alcohol is slightly warming with dark fruit; burnt raisins come to mind.

Mad River nailed this one, a stout-lovers' stout. With the Imperial/Double stouts getting all of the hype, beers like this just don't get enough attention. This one is a must.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 20:32:46 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz short brown bottle. No freshness date. Unfiltered.

Pours an opaque black coloured beer with a creamy coffee coloured head with decent retention. Aroma holds a slight twang of roasted malts and background of molasses and suggestions of vanilla bean.

Oh so smooth ... creamy, somewhat chewy with a complex malt profile of overall malt sweetness, semi-astringent roasted malts, coffee grounds/espresso, wood, smoke, chocolate, hint of caramel, burnt raisin edges and molasses. Nice citrus hop twang breaks up the malts, then settles back in. Dry chocolate/coffee and grain finish.

So much flavour, and so damn drinkable. Oh yeah ... this is a damn tasty stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2003 10:24:28 | More by Todd
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Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.