Midnight Madness | Rock Art Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

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

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2.64/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a solid dark brown with faint ruby highlights at the edges and a decent white head that quickly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of smoked ham and bacon mostly, with hints of chocolate at the edges. I honestly have trouble fining much else underneath the smokiness of the aroma here. The flavor is a little better, but not much. Smoked ham with hints of charcoal and ash as well as some chocolate and earthy hops. The smoke flavor here is sharp and acrid and overpowers everything else in this brew. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a bitter smokey mouthfeel. I'm not a big fan of this one in fact I will avoid this if at all possible.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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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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2.16/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Wow, this is disappointing I will say! This tastes like stinky dog mixed with bad ham... Only beer I have not liked from there, and rarely beer in general. I would not buy this again, and I can't say that about a lot of beers that I have sampled in my life...

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3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a large fizzy head that dies to nothing within a half minute. Absolutely no lace. The color is ruby brown where a minimum of light shines through.

The smell is chocolatey with a touch of charcoal.

There's a good dollop of peppery hop bitterness in the swallow that I wasn't expecting. The beer is quite dry, nearly astringent. The body is thin but the carbonation is light but spritzy. The smoke is present but very subtle.

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2.89/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle.

Dark garnet to maple syrup amber body. Small, bubbly, sandy-beige head. Not much lacing. Plenty of smoke on the nose. Campfiery, with some meatiness. Light roasted malt notes underneath, along with a little peat and chocolate. So far so smoky good.

Wet cardboard quickly gives way to cindery, ashy, smokiness. Slight meatiness as well. Very light roasted malt underneath. Not much "porter" here. The smokiness is nice and stays throughout, but there is not much else. Some coffee-ish bitterness in the finish. Faint notes of chocolate. Body is also thin, much too thin for the style. Maybe a bit too carbonated too. Disappointing, but finishable.

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Midnight Madness from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 153 ratings