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Serious Madness - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 17
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: klewis on 02-26-2009

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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 124
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was poured from a 12 oz bottle at about 45-50F. Looked near perfect, with a large tan head over a black body with dark mahogany edges, The head is durable and leaves plenty of splotchy lacing.

Medium+ body; silky smooth; Light+ carbonation.

The aroma promises a load of dark malts and has hints of chocolate.and coffee.

The flavor follows. It's rich and moderately complex, with as much dark malt as I'll probably ever want. Fairly minimal burnt flavors and negligible char. Momentarily sweet, it becomes increasingly bitter going into the finish and aftertaste. Higher ABV is partially evident but well integrated and eloquant.

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The aroma is roasted malt, sour milk and grass. It's not a great smell.
The taste starts mildly sweet, then some lemon bitterness in the middle to end. It has a milk flavor to it all.
The texture is crisp and soft around the sides.
The sour smell and milk flavor really through this beer off.

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A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of tan-colored, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice, subtle aroma of hops, coffee, and a little chocolate.

T: Tasted of a good amount of hops, chocolate, roasted coffee, and malt. Not as hoppy as some black ales, but still pretty high. An incredibly well-balanced flavor: Coffee and chocolate have strong flavors, but they never overpower this beer.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, very tasty beer. Definitely worth a try.

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Serious Madness from Mad River Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.