Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale
From Mad River– Serious Madness is an inky black brew with amber edges, Light bodied, silky smooth, complex and delicious. Not for the meek and timid this beer ferments out at a gratifying 8.6% ABV with an IBU of 74.7.
Mad River Brewing – Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 8.2% abv.
Appearance: Pours black with a thin frothy tan head. Subsides to a thick film eventually.
Aroma: Big roast and black coffee.
Taste: Big burnt roast, black coffee and fresh spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This beer didn’t do it for me. Very roasty and one dimensional without the joyous mouthfeel of a porter or stout. Perhaps I needed a fresher bottle to obtain the hop aromatics.