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RATINGS: 448   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Black with a small tan head, quickly diminshing. Some malty aroma. Lacking in flavor with a bitter taste.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle shared by Jan, cheers! Creamy, pale yellowish beige, lacing head over a very dark burgundy hued beer, near blackish in appearance. Aroma of espresso, cocoa, subtle milk chocolate, cappuccino, melting butter, toffee, dried banana, fig, date and some ’haemoglobin’ iron. Dried fruit sweetishness in the mouth, well rounded and pleasant with hints of raisin and fig surrounded by basic sourishness, medium carbo, agreeably ’granular’ and powdery mouthfeel, lightly oily caramelly and chocolatey malt body with toasted bitterishness but only softly so, lightly spicy hops in the end, drying but the bittersweet chocolatey malts get the last word. Classic but very nice example of American porter, not too far removed from e.g. Sierra Nevada’s or Anchor’s interpretations of the style and in that sense perhaps looking backwards, but there is nothing wrong with that, of course.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Dark brown to black pour, no head. Aroma of roasted malts, some smoked malts, slighty spicy, licorice, bready yeast and some caramel. Flavor is quite bitter, sweet sugary malts and slightly spicy. Decent, but not very outspoken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14728) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
12 fl. oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown colour with a mid-sized good lasting tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, sweet chocolate, some bourbon, spruce. Taste of sweet roasted dark malt, chocolate, some smoke, vanilla, milk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8795) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
355 ml bottle.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Roasty malts and caramel on the nose, cocoa, faint smoke and nutty notes. Flavor is chocolaty and malty, slightly ashy, caramel sweetness at the end. Very easy to drink, medium to strong carbonation. Tasty.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1122) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2016
Black colored, small tan creamy head, not very lasting. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, bit coffee, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bit coffee, some licorice, light smoke, some burnt notes, dry finish, medium- roasty bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (209) - - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle. Very well-finished, sweet porter. Rich, tasty, with no off-flavors. Lingering sweet finish. I definitely prefer the robust flavor of this porter, which is plenty potent, without the boozy high-ABV’s typical of imperial stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7666) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2016
29/II/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle as "Mad River Steelhead Porter" (no Scotch?) from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: n/a (2016-247) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: pretty roasted, malty, grains, bit dusty, some chocolate, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish start, roasted, mocha, some chocolate, bitter hops. Aftertaste: bitter, very roasted, hoppy, little sour, malty, grains, some chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Dark brown with thin tan head. Roasted malt flavor with a slight sweetness. I don’t get a lot of smoke.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (491) - 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 (10759) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
355ml bottle. From an increasingly suspect liquor store. This one is oxidized fully, and it ruins it.


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