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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

474 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 46
Gots: 18 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Appearance- pitch black with a nice tan head, that lives foam on the glass the whole way down.

Smell- roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy

Taste- roasted coffee flavor with a little chocolate.

the_awesometeer, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12oz bottle into pint glass.

As black as black can get with a decent size oatmeal head. was concerned as there was an audible carbonation sound upon pouring, but the head maintained well into the drink.

A faint mustiness on the nose, with toasted malt and a touch of coffee

Mouth is thinner than I thought it would be, slightly oily as well. Could this be a really old bottle? No dating, so, don't know.

Taste is quite strong, so I don't think it's old. roasted malt, still slightly sweet. Couldn't get and chocolate, and only faint coffee notes.

MikeWard, Oct 05, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a thick dark caramel color with decent retention and leaving some laces.
Nice and intense aroma with notes of cocoa, coffee, dark fruits and milk in powder.
Original taste, bold and quite mutating. Notes of coffee, some tangy citrusy, spices, earthy and herbal hops, chocolates, tobacco, anise, dark fruits, charcoal and roasted malts. Dry aftertaste with lingering roasted notes.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is absent.
What a positive surprise. Very good stout. Intense and complex but not tiresome given its relatively light body, not being overly sweet and actually somewhat refreshing balancing its roasted and burnt notes. This is almos a RIS. Recommendable.

FLima, Sep 20, 2014
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Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.