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Steelhead Scotch Porter | Mad River Brewing Company

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88
very good
228 Reviews
Steelhead Scotch PorterSteelhead Scotch Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This traditionally styled Porter has complex malt characteristics balanced with a mild hop profile. Scottish smoked and peated malts lend added complexity and a mild smokey flavor.

Added by kbub6f on 01-23-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
328
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
18
For Trade:
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Photo of frank4sail
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet malty fresh hop nose. Dark opeque look with a creamy tan head. Sweet roast malt taste with a nice rounded hop kick. The finish leaves the tongue with notes of coffee. A good porter.

Cheers to mattmaples for the sample.

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Photo of goindownsouth
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice porter from this brewery. It pours very thick, rich, and heady out of the bottle. The aroma is of malt, coffee, and maybe some semi-sweet chocolate. A nice head laces the glass all the way down. A solid porter. Prost!

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Photo of Jason
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz short brown twist bottle with no freshness date to be found. Thin layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

Appearance: Very black with ruby trim, a wonderful tan varied bubbly sized lace that leaves a dusting trail even to the finish.

Smell: Mix of roasted malts, subtle hop and a mild charcoal like smokiness in the aroma. Peated malt and crystal malt give a smoked caramel impression.

Taste: Fullish body of a semi chewy malt mouth feel, kicks quick into the robust roasted grain flavour of espresso and mildly smoky charcoal (earthy). Hints of peat smoked malt enhance the roasted character, hops are a touch oily with a restrained yet pungent bitterness that somewhat hide behind the malt. As the beer warms up to cellar temperature the sweet alcohol mingles and gives a ghost impression of licorice and evergreen. Caramel hits middle to finish though the slightly astringent roasted flavour is still dominant throughout the beer.

Notes: Huge and brave, not for the faint of heart. This is a porter that wants respect and gains more character as it reaches cellar temperature. Makes for a most excellent night cap. 6.43% abv.

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Steelhead Scotch Porter from Mad River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.
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