Serious Madness | Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77.9%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 217 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by klewis on 02-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,617
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
217
Liked:
169
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.1%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of dmorgan310
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Real black beer with a brown 1/2" head on it. Dark black. Lots of roast, some alcohol in the nose.

Taste was fucking roasty and bitter as fuck. Lots of chocolate and coffee malt notes. Tons of carbonation, a good degree of bitterness. Hid the alcohol better in the mouthfeel than it did in the nose.

Total hybrid of a black ipa, porter, stout, all well hopped with bittering hops more than any other stage.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OsoRojo
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer, delivered as described, met my expectations quite well. did not see this listed on their web page currently, is this beer still being made?

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jeremy3311
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of einman
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Beerlover
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Wiz99
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of opwog
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +1%

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Serious Madness from Mad River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77.9% out of 100 with 217 ratings
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