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Mad River Steelhead Scotch Porter

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Steelhead Scotch Porter is a unique twist on a tradional style. Balanced with dark roasted barley and crystal malts, with the perfect blend of peated malt for a subtle smokey flavor.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (460) - Nagoya, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
chocolate, caramel, smoke, brown, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel. Dark brown, unappealing sediment visible. Dark chocolate and smokehouse aromas. Thick in the mouth. Bitter chocolate taste, with heavy artificial smoke notes. Reminds me of high-school bonfires, slightly flat and though cool, tastes warm. Not bad per se, but honestly the smoke is overpowering.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (10320) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
355ml bottle. From an increasingly suspect liquor store. This one is oxidized fully, and it ruins it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrol (209) - - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small dissapating amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel,chocolate and smoke. Flavors of roasted malt, carmel, smoke and a hint of chocolate with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (633) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin light brown head. Slightly smokey bakerís chocolate smell, similar flavor. Well-balanced bittersweetness. Porters are tough I think, this oneís good though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (611) - - SEP 27, 2015
Copper color with a tall and lasting tan head. Light to medium body, flavored intensity matching well the body, rich mouthfeel, long palate. Lightly bittersweet. Milk chocolate roast flavor. Initially unassertive, it grows on you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4300) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown, and has a huge head of beige foam. The aroma is dry, ashy, smoky, and has some woody notes as well. Itís on the verge of actually being sweet, but the roasty, smoky character is just too strong of a flavor. Medium body, and actually kind of chewy mouthfeel. The carbonation level is about right, though the head that kept building up during the pour seemed to indicate it was either over carbonated, or infected. Neither was the case. Itís a pretty decent beer all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Nose of roasted malt with some chocolate and char. Taste of milk chocolate upfront, followed by a light coffee bitterness giving way to moderate peat smoke on the back-end. Hint of caramel and bread in the aftertaste. Excellent flavor and balance. Goes down very easy. A great example of a classic English porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
Pours black with an off-white head. Nose shows roasted malt and cocoa, soft bready notes and some liquorice too. Dry roasty flavours, some toasty malt and liquorice. Perfectly balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Dark roast malt nose, pleasant coffee notes. Dark translucent brown, tan head. Roast malt, mild coffee, light bittering, chocolate from mid palate, dry finish. Thin-medium body, very smooth. Not sure what exactly makes this a "Scotch" brew. Tasty, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
smboselli (142) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Beer of the month pays off with this smooth, smokey porter. Nice little dessert to finish off the day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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