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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

450 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 450
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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chooch5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-21-2014 04:37:00 | More by chooch5
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-20-2014 05:00:14 | More by OKCNittany
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bpascale

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-31-2014 00:40:51 | More by bpascale
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

01-26-2014 22:10:17 | More by kvgomps
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-14-2014 21:22:05 | More by ColForbinBC
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pkalix

California

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

black pour, dual-toned colors on the head. nice and creamy, but dissipates quickly.
sweet malts and coffee in the nose.
taste is slightly bitter with some espresso notes, stout-like qualities, but thinner than most others.
overall, it's very decent. but many low-abv stouts are. it is the higher-abv stout with exceptional quality which gains the notoriety, but this one will do. very nice!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 01:44:23 | More by pkalix
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AmishLightning

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-04-2014 19:30:34 | More by AmishLightning
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-28-2013 03:24:33 | More by outsider
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 13:58:06 | More by HRamz3
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emmgee

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-14-2013 00:32:55 | More by emmgee
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: very dark, almost black body; big frothy tan/brown head after aggressive pour; good lacing

Smell: malty, roasted grain; coffee; dried figs

Taste: creamy malt with roasted grain bite up front; notes of coffee and light hops in the mid; finishes semi sweet with a low hop bite overall; excellent flavor

Mouthfeel: creamy and almost chewy; medium carbonation

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 00:28:03 | More by IchLiebeBier
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

12-09-2013 01:59:50 | More by pisomojado8
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-07-2013 02:07:39 | More by trytoketchup
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-03-2013 20:24:14 | More by MarvinSnyder
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SudsSurfer

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-18-2013 21:47:02 | More by SudsSurfer
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-10-2013 04:22:56 | More by s1ckboy
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-10-2013 00:53:24 | More by BillHilly
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-22-2013 18:57:50 | More by RBorsato
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1%

10-10-2013 13:51:46 | More by harpus
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Black, it's a commercial stout...
S- Roast, coffee, and chocolate.
T- Quite incredible. I took one sip and thought it was over roasted. 5 minutes later the flavors were layered with the coffee, roast, and chocolate, were at the beginning, middle,and finish, respectively.
M- Well, it isn't thick, but it's a bit chewy.The bitterness lingers.
O- Overall it's a nice American stout, fit to the style. I may be biased in my judging because I prefer the RIS. This may compete in that style as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 08:27:10 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-06-2013 01:11:30 | More by akang
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-06-2013 01:03:12 | More by Syraquse
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into nonic pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, tobacco, and some dark fruits. Almost smell like a RIS. Awesome stuff.

Taste: Roasted, chocolate, ash, smoke, tobacco, and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, full bodied, medium carbonation, and delicious.

Overall: Pretty solid extra stout that has RIS and porter features. Pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 20:33:38 | More by Flounder57
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Steelhead extra stout is borderline imperial. The only difference is the ABV's, an IRS would have pumped up ABV's.
Pours dark as hell with a tall robust head that fades way to fast. The head leaves wispy lacing.
The aroma is big and bold. Lots of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. No hops are detected so it doesn't appear to be an imperial.
The taste is like the nose. Big and bold. Lots of roasted and almost burnt malts. Hints of coffee and dark chocolates are in the taste. Plus a light charcoal grit.
On the palate it doesn't really taste full bodied. There is a feeling of chalkiness and grit, but one would expect this judging by the amount of roast in the taste.
A very good beer. Russian imperial stout for the little guy. I can't handle those 12 ABV brews.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 12:26:28 | More by micromaniac129
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

09-14-2013 00:47:08 | More by JustinWhipple
Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.