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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is hoppy, light soapy and grapefruity. Bitter, soapy and dry grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
Draft. A pitch black beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of berries and roasted malt as well as an acidic edge from the roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as a bit of soy sauce, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet amnd fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and chocolate. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of chocolate. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white rhead. Has a fruity malty licorice hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of licorice. Has a weak roasted malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Very dark brown, large, thick beige head. Aroma of pure milk chocolate. Taste is smooth and silky, rich milk chocolate, a bit of coffee. Sweet, but a very slight bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Tap at Beer Authority, Manhattan - 28/05/12. Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Roast malts aroma, dark fruit, some leather and chocolate. Tastes as nose allied to a little licquorice and toffee. Medium bodied, slightly warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours a dark, almost black color. Nose and taste is baker’s chocolate. Finish is dry and smoky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pretty opaque brown color with something of a light tan head. Aroma is dark roast/toast malt, with a veg aspect. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is very dark. Touches of spice. It is not exciting, but it is very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and light hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, light vanilla and hints of dark fruit and licorice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light vanilla and hints oif dark fruit and smoke with a smooth lingering chocolatey finish.

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