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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

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Steelhead Extra StoutSteelhead Extra Stout

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493 Ratings

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 43
Gots: 24 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2001

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Ratings: 493 | Reviews: 303
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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.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MikeWard
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.

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Apicius
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of beerhast
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FLima
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
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