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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30713) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29107) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16390) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, coffee, light pine, ash, and earth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Large, creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, grapefruit, some roast/coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, coffee/roast, milk chocolate, light pine. Faint alcohol burn. Soft medium body that’s pretty drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
@Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks gillard–12oz bottle–pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/earthy/chalky. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/earthy/chalky-hops, ashy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: January 09, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, robust tan head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, touch of dark fruits, light caramel sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, fruity sweetness, touch of dark chocolate bitterness complements and balances the sweetness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10736) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10445) - 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.


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