Midnight Madness Smoked Porter | Rock Art Brewery

Midnight Madness Smoked PorterMidnight Madness Smoked Porter
BA SCORE
37.9%
Liked This Beer
3.42 w/ 153 ratings
Midnight Madness Smoked PorterMidnight Madness Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

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.

Added by scottum on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,706
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
153
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.42/5
pDev:
17.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Miccal
3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fitzy84
2.69/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Bought in Vermont at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury. The beer pours with a generally black, almost cola-looking, appearance. There is also thin retention with some lacing on the sides. Aromas did not seem as vocal as I would have thought. There is some smoke at the beginning of each whiff, but it sort of trails off leaving smells of an earthy tone. Taste was a bit too bitter for my personal tastes. Had an almost metallic flavor, especially with the aftertaste, mixed with maybe dark fruit and hops. The mouthfeel was probably the best dimension to this beer. The drink was highly carbonated and crisp. Overall, I was a bit overtaken by the smell and taste of this beer, but the mouthfeel was quite good.

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Photo of Mazurenko
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a fan of the smoke!

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Photo of Nubza
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear if held to the light; dark brown with ruby accents; 1 finger tan head that receded to a splotchy cap; virtually no lacing;

S: a quick whiff of earthy hops, then bittersweet chocolate and smoke;

T: bittersweet chocolate for a brief moment, then roasted grains for another brief moment before smoke takes over - it's a little overwhelming; hops are behind it, but can't be distinguished in a meaningful way;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not well balanced for my taste; the character of the porter got lost behind the smoke;

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Photo of far333
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Mahogany colored with ruby highlights and a beige head of foam that settles out to a thin cap. Low aroma of dark malt and herbal hops. Flavors of toasted malt, some fruity esters, hints of ashey smoke. All the flavor is in the finish, not much upfront. Thin mouthfeel, slick yet a bit tannic. Average beer.

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Photo of eddiefl
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KGilmour
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of founddrama
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Smoky flavor is nice. Lighter mouthfeel than I'd expect.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMC
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

delicate with great smokey flavor and smooth mouthfeel, but very little carbonation ( they could improve the look of the beverage with greater carbonation and head.)

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Photo of JMS1512
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slasich
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Tarheel219
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.33/5  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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Photo of rderedin
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Midnight Madness Smoked Porter from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 153 ratings
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