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Redwood Stout | Mad River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Steelhead Extra Stout

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Pours black/brown, with a tan head. Grains/oats roast in the nose. Pretty smooth going down, mocha, coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied. Fairly clean finishing. Could have more hop presence, this may be more like a milk stout. Not bad at all though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black with dark brown head. Slight lacing left on the edges.

S: Scents of roasted grains and malts. A touch of chocolate and some milkiness.

T: tastes of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Somewhat milky flavor and a slight hop bitterness.

M: Thick heavy beer with low carbonation. Milky and smooth.

D: This was pretty good. A nice stout without the big alcohol taste. It had nice balance and good aromas.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pours black nice and dark very little red/brown highlights around the edge when held to the light. A nice coco colored head forms about a finger and a half, falls to a ring of foam that leaves some lace.
Aroma is roasted malt some coffee mixed with chocolate and hops nice and citrusy. A normal American Stout nose.
Taste is sweet chocolate from the roasted malts. The sweetness lasts thru a good amount of carbonation and even lingers into the finish. Some coffee flavor joins the sweetness about half way thru and lingers into the citrus hops. A solid stout here hits the style right on the head.
Mouthfeel is a solid medium little to the rightof medium but the carbonation makes it feel a little lighter then it is.
Drinkability is good a tastey little stout. Would reccomend to anyone looking for a good example of a American Stout.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown with a tan and large head. Good lace action.
The aroma of roasted malts and yeast with bready hints.
The taste was sweet,malty with hints of chocolate and coffee. The feel was medium body,smooth,mild bitterness in the finish. A well balanced beer.
Medium carbonation.

Notes: A solid beer and very drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured an opaque black. About a finger of chocolate head developed and dissipated quickly to form a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Impressive. Sweet chocolate with a perfect balance of roasted coffee. I also caught a hint of plumb.

Taste: At first the bitter coffee malts dominated, overpowering the sweet chocolate from the smell. But as it warmed I got a hint of dark chocolate. Not too complex, but still solid.

Drinkability: It's definitely a dessert stout, speaking for itself. Though I'm not sure it's a "hearty breakfast drink," as the Mad River website claims.

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Redwood Stout from Mad River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 523 ratings
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