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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Steelhead Extra Stout. A black opaque ale with rich creamy roasted malt character and a very mild hop compliment. Dessert beer. Try a stout and vanilla ice cream float.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Darker than coal with a small creamy, light brown, diminishing head. Aroma is rich chocolate. Flavor starts with coffee and cream followed by a little dark chocolate and finishing with a light dry coffee bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyJ1981 (1) - USA - JUL 24, 2005 does not count
Havent seen any Mad River in the Minneapolis area, so this was a treat...used to be one of my favorites while going to school at Humboldt State, and there are so many good beers to choose from in that area. Nice dark, syrupy pour. No head retention though. Beautiful soft aroma, chocolate and coffee aroma as well as taste. Careful balance between roasted malts and bittering hops for a nice lasting taste on your palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Out of a bottle,thanks OhioDad. A nice roast flavor aroma of coffee and chocolate. Poured a nice dark chocolate with a cocoa thin rich head. The taste was good and full, coffee and chocolate evenly sweet but not overly. Palate was enjoyable and creamy finish clean and dry. My first beer of the day and a good one at that, yummy!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2005
pours out dark. smells of chocolate and coffee. taste is smooth, sweet, and easy drinkable. a very nice stout that i could drink fairly good amount of. not a bad beer, could possibly be better, but a damn fine effort all in all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
12oz bottle obtained in a trade with Sregnar35. Thanks Bill - Poured very black not much light makes it through with a nice brown head that dissipates quick. Aroma is of chocolate and cherries.. Quite a sweet smelling stout. Flavor is bitter baking chocolate and a touch of coffee. Nice dry finish with a sweet chocolate aftertaste. On the palate this is nice and creamy with full body and a dry finish. A good solid stout and a fine finish to a session.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 May 24th re-rate. <P> Its still tasty. A bit tastier than before in fact. <P> ooohhh this smells good. Cherry sweet aroma. Smelled like those choclate covered cherries. Poured gloppy and black with a fluffy and bubbly mocha head. Bitter coffer flavors. The taste isnt nearly as complex as the smell. Still solid, but the smell gets you pumped up for something unique. Kinda crowded almost dirt-like flavor int he end taste. Not bad, but the smell, like a good movie than ends bad, hinted of things it didnt deliver.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
This is a really nice stout. Really stands out with multiple flavors once it gets to the right temp.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Nice dark tan head over an opaque body. The head left in a hurry. There were hints of coffee and chocolate. The lasting impression was the hops, not "rich creamy roasted malt." Not a bad stout but not a great one either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Fruity, port-like aroma; substantial chocolate and roasty assertion; some cherry and metallic hints; sweet, roasted caramel flavor with a burnt date and raisin tinge; the bitterness comes from smooth, black roasted malts (that seem more like caraffe rather than black patent) and not hops; somewhat acidic; nice brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3669) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2005
12oz bottle-pours pitch black with a nice brown head. slightly viscus/oily pour. Lots of burnt grain husks, chocolate, char and coca here in the aroma. flavors are not as strong as the flavor, mostly bringing out the coca and char notes. body is medium and somewhat fluffy. Some astringency in the finish where the flavors dont come together right and a touch of acidic notes do the flavor no favor. an average stout.


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