Midnight Porter | Falls Brewing Company

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Midnight PorterMidnight Porter

Brewed by:
Falls Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by shivtim on 11-14-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by plaztikjezuz:
Photo of plaztikjezuz
2.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

thanks to thefatkid13 for this sample.

pours black with some reddish hues where the light shine through, there is a tan head the was about a finger thick, it quickly fell in to a few stray bubbles.
the aroma is a little dark with some hints of burned fruit.
the flavor is sharp with what i think is to much black malt, it is acidic, there is some malt, but it seems really light do to the bitter flavor. i am not that impressed with this beer, i would like to try there pale it seems to get higher marks.

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Photo of emerge077
2.61/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark brown, cascading mocha foam. Head manages to elevate above the rim briefly before settling to a thin skim moments later. Looks the part of a porter.

Aroma has some earthy charred malty elements, but pretty mellow. Some mustiness as well, that keeps it from being exciting.

Dry roasted English malt taste, with a metallic sourness that is really out of place.

Very thin and watery, with that off sourness. Just kills any positive attributes this beer has. Hurts the drinkability too, after a few sips, I just want to forget about it. Not recommended.

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Photo of WJVII
2.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass this brew is very dark brown with a milk chocolate color head. Not much carbonation and the head dissipated leaving little to no legs. This brew had a wonderful deep chocolate smell, with strong notes of coffee and a sweet caramel touch.

Once I took a sip the first thing that came to mind was burnt peanuts (you know when you are eating them from the shell and you get a bad one). What a deceiving nose. There was some aftertaste of coffee and some chocolate but it was drown out by the over whelming taste of something burnt.

I really like a nice porter, but was very upset with the quality of this. Good thing it was in a "make you own" six-pack so I only had one.

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Photo of cdkrenz
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Midnight black body with nice dark brown head that fades quickly.

Smell - The aroma is sublte but there are hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste - The flavor is made up of coffee, malt, hops and a small hint of chocolate. There is an interesting aftertaste that really adds a unique characteristic to this beer. It tastes like en English Ale would finish.

Mouthfeel - The feel is wet and with the flavor felt on the middle and back of my tongue. While the taste has some interesting attributes the feel doesn't.

~ As I've said with many other brews that I think have come up short, I'd like to give this brew a shot from the tap to really get an idea of what it has to offer.

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Photo of shivtim
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A relatively new brew from Falls Brewing. Saw it while visiting Milwaukee so decided to try it out since I've never heard of it. The bottle is a little bit sketchy, with a very 1980's looking silhouette of a woman opening a door. Pours out with a ginormous fluffy light head. Looks spongy, and dies down after a minute or so. The beer is deep black/brown. Nose is sugary malts and sweet chalky earth. Taste is harsh malts, overly burnt, with a vague oily molasses flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, especially for the style. Drinkability is average-ish. Not an awful brew, but it misses the mark.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Opaque charred walnut that is as dark as midnight. For some reason, I anticipated Twilight Porter, but Falls came through on the beer's appearance. Too bad they couldn't have come through on the head as well. The light brown foam was barely one finger at its apex and is now covering less than 100% of the liquid's surface. No lace doesn't help.

The nose isn't bad exactly, but it isn't good either. I guess that means it's average. Dark chocolate is more prominent than black coffee, making me think of a stout as much as a porter. If there's enough malt and no off-flavors, this might be decent beer.

There isn't enough malt (not even close) and there are definitely off-flavors (a lactic sourness, primarily). Midnight Porter favors the roasted end of the malt spectrum, which, again, makes it taste like a stout... without anywhere near a stout enough body. Doubling the malt would be a good place to start.

The brewery brags about a so-called 'secret ingredient', added 'only during the first day of a New Moon'. Marketing gibberish aside, coffee is probably what they're referring to. Either that or lactic acid. Eliminating the spoiled milk sourness should be step #2 (jacking up the malt was step #1).

This is one of the lightest porters in recent memory. It looks flat and it tastes... almost flat. It still manages a faint sizzle of harsh carbonation when beer meets tongue. Not pleasant.

Falls Midnight Porter, like Pale Ale, is not good beer. Now I wonder if Blonde Ale was as good as I gave it credit for. The brewery claims that this English porter is 'one of the best available'. The only way that statement has a chance in hell of being true is if they add 'in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin'.

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Midnight Porter from Falls Brewing Company
2.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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