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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Part of our limited release high gravity series celebrating our twentieth anniversary (1989 to 2009)
Serious Madness Black Ale (An American Strong Ale) is a high gravity black beer built on a foundation of our house Two-Row Pale Malt augmented with North American Specialty Malts & German Carafa, fermented with our signature ale yeast.
This black ale is bittered with Magnum hops, flavor and aromatics are enhanced by Hallertau and Tettnanger with Willamette hops utilized for added aroma in the hop back.
This beer is inky black with amber edges, light bodied, silky smooth, complex and delicious...
Not for the meek and timid. Best served at 45 degrees in a snifter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6300) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at Papsoe. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and dried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (734) - - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and a small, off-white head. Lightly roasty nose. Rich body, fairly sweet malts, soft carbonation, subtle roast and a little hops. Decent if not exactly overly challenging. 260713

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1092) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
A great black ale. Pours a muddy brown-black with a thick tan head. Smells like chocolate covered fruit, mainly cherries. Taste is he same upfront, lots of chocolate covered fruit, very creamy, some hops in the end, and an ice cream aftertaste, almost like a Guinness float. Love the finish. Very nice! Had on tap it East Side Club Tavern in Olympia, Washington. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2758) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Acquired from hayduke. Thanks Ron! It poured a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma was of roasted malt and burnt molasses. The taste was of sweet maltiness with caramel, toffee, vanilla and hints of raisins and some figs. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2430) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours a four finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Baked chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate with some roasted coffee, almost a porter. Higher ABV hidden. 12oz bottle, from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3924) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown in color with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is the same.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Brown pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Roasty aroma of malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Nice and roasty. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly particulate black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, minty, and pine hops, roast and caramel malt with plums and dates. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with dark bitter malt, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
A rich dark brown color. Light smells of soft chocolate. Rich chocolate taste with a light nut and cream flavors adding in, Very enjoyable and smooth. Palate left with a slight chocolate residue.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (367) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
Poured brown black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus piney hops. The taset is classic black IPA fullness of flavor of roasty pine. Better than average. Would easily grab another bottle if I had one.


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