Midnight Madness | Rock Art Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 155
Reviews by jaasen64:
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3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Rock Art mixed 12

A- dark reddish black, non translucent, slight brownish off white head that dissipates very fast, slightly above average carbonation for a porter.

S- smoked malts, chocolate, slightly sweet.

T- smokey, slightly sweet, chocolatey. Slightly sweet smokey aftertaste.

M- medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, well balanced, defintely drinkable.

O- This was defintely my favorite of the 4 different beers from the Rock Art variety pack. Nice balanced smokiness mixes well with a light sweetness. In my opinion definitely an easy beer to drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NiceTaps
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a dark ruby red color with a touch of brown hue resulting in a thin mocha color head. Active carbonation, not a spot of lacing.

S- Smoke and minerals, ash. Not 'natural' enough.

T- Dark malts, chocolate make up the body of flavor here, then smoked grain finishing taste.

M- Light and mild. The smoke finishes a bit too metallic.

O- Once past the nose, the results are drinkable.

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of lordofstarside
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
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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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.28/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I tried a Growler from a local beverage mart... I love the Double Smoked Porter (part of their Xtreme offerings), so I thought the Midnight Madness smoked porter would follow along. I will say that I am disappointed. While the nose was there, nice smoky note, what followed was, er, weak, at best. The dark color belied the thin, spare mouth feel. This porter seems more like a porter mixed with a pale ale, rather than a stout mixed with a bitter, like a true Porter should be.
I have had most of the Rock Art offerings, and this is atypical of their other brews, which are really good.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Midnight Madness from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 155 ratings