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Steelhead Scotch Porter - Mad River Brewing Company

Steelhead Scotch PorterSteelhead Scotch Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

295 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 295
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%


Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-23-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by davidt:
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davidt

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with mahogany at the edges. Thin beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt with a light smokiness. The flavor is lightly roasted malt with a smoky background. The smoke flavor is enhanced as the beer warms. There are some bitter hops lingering in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 21:29:54 | More by davidt
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A: Pours an opaque but clear very dark brown in color with moderate amounts of fine gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some dark amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amount of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chocolate malts with light to moderate amounts of molasses and roasted malts. There is also a light presence of smoked peat/scotch.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted, smoked, and chocolate malts with notes of smoked peat - much like you would expect from a scotch ale. Slightly sweet with some hints of coffee bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: This is an enjoyable beer and somewhat a hybrid of the current versions of the porter and scotch ale. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol - I would definitely grab another one of these when I come across it.

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Pours jet black, tan film for a head

Smells of molasses, scotch, oak and vanilla. Also some brown sugar and biscuit.

Oak and scotch over brown sugar and biscuit malt with some mesquite and vanilla underscoring.

Full body with a tingly carbonation on the tongue.

This is an amazingly flavorful porter given the abv. I am very pleasantly surprised. Good flavor and aroma and very good body. Definitely worth trying.

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Steelhead Scotch Porter from Mad River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.