Midnight Madness Smoked Porter - Rock Art Brewery

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Midnight Madness Smoked PorterMidnight Madness Smoked Porter

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Grab your darts and let's go!" This is a dark ruby red porter with a medium body. A slight hint of smoke is detected from a small portion of grains used that are smoked with beechwood. Pale, chocolate, black and crystal grains are also used with Norther Brewer and East Kent Golding hops.

(Beer added by: scottum on 03-24-2003)
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a dark brown black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Smoke, milk chocolate, caramel, toasted, and earthy.

Taste: A lighter version of what I smelled with smoke being the dominant flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, watery, low carbonation, a little chewy, slight bitterness, and smoky.

Overall: A weird blend of Rauchbier and porter. Very light bodied and watery. That is the downfall to this beer. It could be better if not do light or watery.

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1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 29, 2014.

It does look very nice with its deep brown pour and lingering beige head. Lots of reddish hues to boot.

Not a whole lot on the nose. Oh yeah, there are smoked malts but they tend to be muted and subtle. Maybe that was the point. I like my smoked brews to be more aromatic.

Light to medium body. Kind of creamy.

The taste has a minor comeback because the smoky malts are a bit more noticeable. Clean, earthy finish. Not hopped or bitter but very mild.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in September, 12oz to a snifter

Pours dark black with no visibility when held to the light. A finger of foam stuck around for a minute, a nice frothy layer now. Good lacing, moderate/high carbonation

Aroma of strong dark chocolate, strong coffee notes, thick smoke, dark fruits, hints of caramel and alcohol

Taste differs from the nose a bit, strong dark fruit upfront followed by a smokey chocolate. Mild coffee notes and a touch of alcohol on the finish

Feel is a thick body with a wet finish. Pretty bitter, pretty drinkable. Alcohol isn't very detectable...whatever the abv is it can't be high

Overall a solid smoked porter, definitely worth trying. Goes great with a square of Ghirardelli dark chocolate. Thanks again to Audreyarr

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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Midnight Madness Smoked Porter from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.