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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

457 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 45
Gots: 15 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

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
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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%

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.

09-04-2013 03:55:28 | More by austin_page
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jn84

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2013 22:03:41 | More by jn84
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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%

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.

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
Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.