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RATINGS: 428   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle pours a really dark red-brown, with a tan head. The aroma is pretty malty, light smoke note. The taste is smooth, the malt provides a nice bitter in the finish. Overall the roasted barley is strong, giving this beer a good taste and a rich finish.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1117) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
June 20th, 2013 - The context for this deliciously flavored beer is lost to time. One clue is that I didnít list it as a "Scotch Porter", but merely a porter. Perhaps this suggests it was a poorly labeled item on a menu, and so I picked it out while out and about. Thatís easy to do when someone pastes "Scotch" across the front. Thatís a style that has had me hooked since my Laughing Lab days in Colorado Springs. Does Mad Riverís version hold up? The aroma is on par, with a slight oiliness, a bit of toasted malt, though not too much that is discernibly sweet. But the flavor practically explodes. Where were these tastes on the nose? Light raisin, a slight smoked touch, and a brutish, fig with plans to conquer to world. Thereís a lot packed into this pint, and the nose clues me in on little to none of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 5, 2015
bottle from beer of the month club Pours deep brown almost black-seem a bit thin looking-very small kacki head around rim of glass that was gone very quickly. Nose is char, chocolate, liter burnt notes and some baking chocolate. Flavors are very sweet actually-lots of chocolate, lite burnt coffee notes, and some toasted grains. body is a tad thin but acceptable. long burnt and sweet finish, sort of sweet and burnt, sort of baking chocolate sort of way. Not bad but not a top porter in my book.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (335) - - DEC 29, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours a dark brown with attractive 2 finger tan head. A subtle nose of roasted malts - not much. Very soft/smooth for a porter - some cocoa, roasted malts, licorice, with minimal hop and bitterness. Makes it a very easy, almost light, beer to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (409) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Coffee black pour, with a nice, tan head. Sweet, malty aromas with cocoa thrown in. Flavor is straightforward with the roasted malts and chocolate. Solid porter that doesnít have too much going on because it doesnít need to.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2009) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
A medium brown body with an light beige head. Mild roasted malts and some peat notes as well. Flavor was mostly of roasted malts. Some coffee and barley any peat. Light on the palate and a elevated carbonation presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2589) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Nearly black with a modest light tan head. Medium roasty aroma with some nuts and licorice. Medium bodied. Sweetish and malty with firmish roasted flavours and a dry, moderately bitter and slightly smokey finish. Straightforward and satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"Good body. Tighter on the carbonation than I like, which takes away from the smoothness of the beer. Bigger than a lot of Porterís though, which makes it a recomended beer."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Scotch Porter is a style that I associate with brewpubs of 10-15 years ago. Deep opaque brown-black body, creamy beige head. Roasty sweet cocoa aroma. The smoke is a little bit awkward, giving it a slightly oil feel, accentuating the specialty malts a little too much. Still a pretty respectable product, but not exactly World Class.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a finger of light tan head on a dark brown body. The aroma is roasted malt and a little chocolate. The taste incredible. Roasted malt, chocolate move to a smoky and woody finish. Only a hint of bitterness. Smooth and soft texture. Excellent flavor profile.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (600) - Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2014
A black beer with a small tan head and flecks of yeast. The aroma is smoky malt, chocolate, and licorice. The flavor is bitter cocoa, grain, and licorice.


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