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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

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Steelhead Extra StoutSteelhead Extra Stout

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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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mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-08-2013 18:55:24 | More by mwar
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DeaconD

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-08-2013 16:34:21 | More by DeaconD
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austin_page

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love how dark this one is, almost inky looking. Can be compared to certain Imperial Russian stouts depending on the brewery. Hints of coffee, very smooth and slithers down your throat. Smells very robust like a porter and I sense a smoky smell as well. Just going by taste, it would be good with ice cream or some chocolate dessert. The mouth feel is good although at clocking in at 6.5% abv, it could use a little more alcohol to enhance the taste and even out the robust creamy coffee flavor. Great for the average stout hound.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 03:55:28 | More by austin_page
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2013 22:03:41 | More by SlamLord
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

08-10-2013 02:30:27 | More by EBeckett3
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2013 20:52:04 | More by DMc8ride
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2013 00:31:25 | More by WOLFGANG
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-08-2013 05:47:36 | More by Zbeetleman
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redleg411

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

06-28-2013 19:55:30 | More by redleg411
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-27-2013 01:27:33 | More by cdkrenz
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

06-25-2013 16:37:37 | More by mrfrancis
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a pitch black with a tiny brown head. Smells of coffee and slight chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, with slight vanilla taste intermixed. Beer is carbonated correctly and goes down smooth with its medium body. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 00:47:30 | More by cyclonece09
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

06-24-2013 15:07:11 | More by BostonPhilly
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

06-24-2013 08:25:56 | More by jaxon53
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1whiskey

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-22-2013 10:08:14 | More by 1whiskey
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Solrock

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-13-2013 02:23:45 | More by Solrock
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

06-12-2013 00:57:58 | More by Cleaver35
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Herky21

Iowa

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-09-2013 03:27:17 | More by Herky21
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 20:50:40 | More by pin
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-22-2013 03:44:16 | More by grover37
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-20-2013 00:56:59 | More by buckyp
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kguard

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2013 14:55:57 | More by kguard
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-15-2013 02:24:22 | More by buzzy
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Rathlord

Iowa

1/5  rDev -75.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I just wanted to throw up a mention on this beer that I got it from a HyVee in Iowa and the first one I opened (and all the others) have the inside covered with yeast (I'm assuming). It coats the entire upper portion of the bottle and is thick, dark, and gunky. I threw out immediately to avoid any kind of bacteria escaping. I know this isn't a proper review and obviously this happens from time to time, but I think it's worth noting that their quality team must be fairly poor. Even in the dark glass I could see it coating the entire upper portion of the bottle. I won't be buying their products again- this was both a (relatively, considering size) expensive beer and a well reviewed one and it was absolutely undrinkable.

Edit: I do realize that some beers (especially stouts) may have some yeast in them, but this was solid, thick, and absolutely coating the bottle. VERY unappealing.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 02:44:47 | More by Rathlord
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

BLACK, that's the coloring of this beauty. Thick viscous appearance accent a thin fleeting brown head.

The scent has nice balance with char, campfire ember, Graham cracker, chocolate malt and coffee aromas. Just a bit undertoned it is still diverse and aromatic.

The taste just flat great...dry chocolate notes, malt and smoky coffee flavors fill the mouth. Crackery crust and dry grain ease to the back of a flavorful stout. For as thick and viscous as it pours the feel is rather thin but it doesn't draw away from a simply well done beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 23:48:57 | More by KYGunner
Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.