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Steelhead Scotch Porter is a Porter brewed by Mad River Brewing Company.


  • Type: Porter
  • Flavoring: chocolate, copper, smoke
  • Alcohol by volume: 6.7 %
  • Availability: In the beer section of Bettytown Supermarket
  • Packaging: Not sure, I bought it as a single.

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Any entree, smoked cheese or a dessert such as cheesecake.


As porters go, this one is a little bit dry and very kicky, making the Steelhead Scotch Porter work equally as well as a dessert drink, or with a meal. From the company's description of this strong ( 6.7% abv) porter, I learned that porter is an English working class brew. Mad River credits the Scottish peated and German Rauch malts with the smoky hint of sweetness. I was intrigued by the ever so slightly metallic undercurrent. You come away from a swallow of this stuff thinking that it drinks surprisingly light for a scotch ale, and that it has a more complicated flavor than most porters.

The label art here is sort of fun. I like the idea of my beer originating in the "heart of the redwoods." It's got a fish leaping up from rapids, and old fashioned lettering. Bright colors. If you find it sold near you, you're in for a versatile and satisfying treat.

Cheers, Betty Pipetti 12:34, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

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