Redwood Stout
Mad River Brewing Company

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Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
Stout - American
4.03 | pDev: 10.42%
Jun 26, 2019
Sep 05, 2001
Notes: Formerly Steelhead Extra Stout
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3.63 by JamarcusMarinovich from California on Jun 26, 2019
3.77 by user785335 from Florida on Apr 28, 2019
3.45 by shivtim from Georgia on Aug 26, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TerribleTaste from California

Awesome stout, had it on nitro.
Really heavy coco flavors, not to malty. I could drink this beer all night long and that's dangerous.
I've fished Mad River for steelhead coming up on 10 years now, always hoped to have a place to grab a beer and some food after a long day on the river. Now there's a perfect place =p

Jul 01, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

good stout

Jan 20, 2017
4.28 by Allegue04 from Spain on Dec 08, 2016
4.42 by VicVinegar from Virginia on Nov 19, 2016
4.04 by SFNC from North Carolina on Oct 26, 2016
3.3 by Demi from Minnesota on Aug 28, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by crimsonfloyd from California

Black with fairly small tan head. Smells of chocolate malt. The taste is excellent with smooth cholocate, figs, and natural black licorice. There's a bit of a roasted coffee bean aftertaste. The beer is very smooth with lower than average carbonation for a stout.

Aug 12, 2016
4.13 by StoutBoi from New York on Aug 11, 2016
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

Pitch black with a medium height tan head. Roasted malts, a bit of vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate.

Jun 18, 2016
3.95 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina on Apr 29, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Looks like a brown stout, deep brown. Mississippi river y'all. Some chocolate malt sensation, relatively tame.

Plenty of hops and bitterness in this stout, the ibus are a poppin'. Not an overly thick beer, but it definitely falls in the chewy range. You get hints of smoke and coffee from the roasted malt.

Been reliable every time I've had it.

Apr 07, 2016
3.68 by Minseok from Korea (South) on Mar 27, 2016
4.12 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Mar 08, 2016
3.98 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Mar 05, 2016
4.45 by JimyJazz from California on Jan 22, 2016
3.98 by Masonpp85 from California on Dec 11, 2015
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3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Marraybay from District of Columbia

Look: Dark black - Not much head

Smell: Roasted coffee; Slight hint of fruit

Taste: Just a smidgen of upfront fruit sweetness, but not nearly as much as
expected, given my experience with MR's porter. Dry, slightly bitter finish.

Feel: Full

Overall: Had high hopes, but alas, not enough sweetness in
this one for me. More of a tease. As noted, would rather
drink MR's porter.

Dec 06, 2015
3.83 by wheresblue from Oklahoma on Sep 30, 2015
4.09 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Aug 19, 2015
4 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Aug 11, 2015
3.75 by Ssippisam from Minnesota on Jul 18, 2015
3.68 by 13tido from North Carolina on Jul 05, 2015
3.82 by mig100 from Texas on Jun 28, 2015
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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mpyle from Maryland

Opaque in color, tan head.

Big chocolately aroma, very rich, sweet smelling.

Taste is much like aroma, but less sweet. Soft bitter finish

Medium full body, medium carbonation.

Nice stout. Not overly roasty. Some may find it too tame to be considered an American Stout.

Jun 24, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pitch black with 1” dark tan head that provides good lacing on the glass. S: roast malt aromas, a little chocolate and some sweetness T: very pleasant and drinkable with nice chocolate notes and some roast malt F: Medium full to full body, medium carbonation, soft in the mouth. O: a very pleasant, enjoyable American Stout

Jun 06, 2015
3.74 by HippieDave56 from California on May 09, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Thoroughly enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This fine stout pours a thick rich black with a small brown head of foam that dissipates to a thin ring and light spotty lacing. Nose of bakers chocolate, dark fruits, black coffee, and deeply roasted malts. Flavors follow the nose with a moderately sweet bakers chocolate note to the sides and back, deep coffee notes come through with warmth on the back as does a light smoky charcoal note. Raisins and dark plums on the back blend well with the beefy chocolate and coffee flavors culminating into a cascade of very nicely roasted malts on the aftertaste. Finish is coating and a touch dry with light carbonation. A stout lovers holiday. Always a welcome brew.


May 04, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle, no date

black, little head. aroma is sharp and a bit acidic. taste starts a little sweet and chocolately, but finishes a bit more dry and roasty. thicker body, medium carbonation.

Apr 17, 2015
4.44 by Rwalford74 from Australia on Apr 06, 2015
4.39 by MisledTitan from England on Mar 22, 2015
4.17 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Dark brown in color with copper edges. Decent roast in the nose. The roasted malt certainly shows-up in the flavor profile.

This is not quite a top-shelf stout but it is very good and reasonably sessionable.

Bonus: It is union made by the men and women of the IAM.

Feb 23, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Act25 from New Jersey

Tasted in 10 beer flight at Mad River on tap.

A: Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head that leaves plenty of lace.

S: Best part, it's fruity, with prune, with charcoal and coffee back bone

T: Follows smell - fruity, then roasty with coffee and dark chocolate, along with some bitter hops.

F: Medium body with moderate carbonation; but thinner than I would like.

Mid pack Stout. Solid.

Feb 21, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AgentMunky from New York

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer glass.

A: Dark and viscous with light, short-lived head.

S: Dark chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, whiffs of booze.

T/M: Richly textured, velvety smooth, and pleasantly treacly. More sweet than roasted, with a sort of caramelly-bitter character. It's nice, but not exceptional.

O: A richly-flavoured, very well-made stout. Sturdy enough to suggest sippability, but silky enough to support sessionability. Versatile and recommended.

Feb 19, 2015
4 by cmwilliq from Wisconsin on Feb 17, 2015
3.75 by Giesch from California on Feb 09, 2015
4.15 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 04, 2015
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