Steelhead Scotch Porter - Mad River Brewing Company
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4.24/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
12-31-2013 13:22:24 | More by Cylinsier
3.59/5 rDev -8.4%
Appearance: dark chestnut; small off-white head; lots of sediment floating around
Smell: Initial whiff of chocolate that dominates it; don't get a lot more; hops are very subdued; very faint peat smoke, probably would have missed it if I didn't know it was supposed to be there
Taste: Sweet malt right at the get go; just enough hops to keep it from being overly sweet, but it is a sweet beer; tastes a lot like a sweet stout I brewed once that had lactose added to it; website doesn't say it's in there, but it certainly tastes like it is
Mouthfeel: malty and a little less than medium body; mouthfeel is like a half-flat coke
Remarks: tasty overall, but a little too sweet
12-12-2013 01:24:07 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.84/5 rDev -2%
Love a hybrid brew and keen for this one which pours the darkest brown non see through hue with a creamy two finger head and subtle clingy lacing,the smell is peated smokey malts,dark chocolate and roasted caramel,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with above moderate carbonation and on taste it starts off like a scotch ale and finishes like a porter with tastes first up of smokey peated malts,a touch of whiskey,roasted caramel,a dash of coffee liqueur and finished with a dark chocolate bittersweetness and overall it's definitely half scotch ale and half porter which works and I for one enjoyed it and buy again without doubt cheers.
07-30-2013 10:02:42 | More by ADZA
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Bottle just says "steelhead porter", no sign of "scotch" but there's no other porters listed so I'm assuming this to be the same beer.
A: Pours a nice solid brown with a dense, fluffy sort of light brown head. Head fades slowly, leaving great spiderwebs of lacing behind. Quite good retention too.
S: Nice mild roasted malt with a little chocolate and char. A hint of caramel to sweeten it up in fact. Touch of smoke?
T: Nice smooth roasted malt. Again with the chocolate, quite mild with a little char up front. Then turns quite sweet, a nice chocolate syrup flavor into the middle and finish. Smooth and mellow. Pure chocolate between sips. Surprisingly nice.
M: Smooth and medium bodied. Very drinkable.
O: A nice porter. Chocolatey for sure. Very mellow flavors and smooth drinking. Goes down very easy. A great example of a simple english porter.
06-21-2013 02:55:27 | More by Dope
3.86/5 rDev -1.5%
A- root beer in color w/red hues and minimal head retention
S- to me, this is where this beer does very well. Scents of sweet cream and milk choc dominate.
do i smell maple syrup?
T- sadly, not so much like the smell. quite smoky/ashy with some bitter hops that stick around a while.
M- full, with prickly carbonation. Long dry/bitter finish that makes you want another sip.
O- I tend to lean toward stouts/porters anyways, so it don't take much to get my vote for this style. However, if your a porter kinda BA, grab yourself a 6'er. Very pleasant.
True to style IMO.
06-19-2013 02:52:32 | More by Jonny
Steelhead Scotch Porter from Mad River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.