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Mad River Steelhead Scotch Porter

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Cellar April 2013. This was my first beer from this brewery and it was oh so good. Black with tan head and thick in the mouth with bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3871) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Medium roast aroma with a little dark chocolate. Pours black without much head or lacing. Average carbonation. Light to medium bitter finish and medium thick texture. Bottle from Chevy Chase.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
Dark brown almost black pour beige head medium carbonation aromas rich chocolate liquorice rich fruits coffee hint of fudge the flavours dry cocoa rich dark chocolate liquorice roast coffee creamy note rolls of palate lovely tasting porter resin touch good sweetness the bitter is equal finish best tastes fruits roast and rich tastes lasting bitter creamy note very nice

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Easy on the tongue, sweetness which is not over powering. Kinda heavy feeling on the stomach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (571) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a thick dark brown with a tightly bubbled cream head, aroma of chocolate, super smooth roasted flavours with coffee aftertaste. A rich full flavoured Porter for those that love dark beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark mahogany with a thick rim head and no lace. Taste is lightly smoked caramel malt with peat and earthy overtones. Flavor builds through the palate before adding a very light bittering to balance in the finish. A somewhat chewy, oily brew, filling, and not as satisfying as I would like. Decent, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a dark brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate roast and slight smokiness. Medium bodied. Also has a slight tang on the finish. Good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2608) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft. Pours a medium rapidly collapsing beige head, with some lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body....nose is coffee, chocolate, smoke, hints of dried fruit.....taste is light smoke (with hints of Scotch Whisky), chocolate, coffee, cocoa, hints of toffee/caramel, leading to a moderate bitter finish with hints of pine and citrus peel.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation adds a tingle and light acid. This is a wonderfully complex, well balanced beer. It is a bit of a cross between a Scotch Ale and a Porter but does not over step the styles in such a way as to create a real muddle. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Decent Porter. Pours black. Aromas are sweet and malty... Caramel. Flavors are bitter malts with enough of that peat and caramel sweetness to keep it balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Dark body. Not along lasting head. Pretty typical slighty sweet stout. Nice but not interesting.


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