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Steelhead Extra Stout - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

462 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 46
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

MarvinSnyder, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

SudsSurfer, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

s1ckboy, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

BillHilly, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

harpus, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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.

BeerAficionadoMCMXC, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

akang, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Syraquse, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
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.

micromaniac129, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

JustinWhipple, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mwar, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DeaconD, Sep 08, 2013
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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.

austin_page, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jn84, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

DMc8ride, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

cdkrenz, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

mrfrancis, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
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.

cyclonece09, Jun 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.