Rock Art Midnight Madness Smoked Porter
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"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 Northern Brewer and East Kent Golding hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4773) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, licorice, coffee, nuts and a lot of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Strong anise flavour with a lot of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and a touch of soy sauce and permanent marker - no smoked notes at all, just a deep burn and strong licorice flavour. Aftertaste deep and strong with the roasted malt, burnt coffee beans (a la *$) alcohol and anise flavours dominating with a touch of decent camalised sugars on the back end. Overall, a strong and rather underwhelming beer, but it has a lot of flavour - just not great flavours, especially for this style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 27-November-2011 for US$7.95/6pack, sampled at home in Upstate New York on 25-May-2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
A clear brown porter with no head. In aroma, a strange beany chocolate, a bit off and unpleasant. In mouth, a smooth peaty chocolate with light acidity lingering, watery and boring. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, April 7, 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1707) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish-red with a light tan head. Smoky aroma followed by flavors of smoke and coffee with an overall bitterness throughout. I usually like smoky coffee flavors but coupled with a very thin, almost watery palate this one seems a bit lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1428) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle via Dad. Lightly smokey nose on this thin bodied translucent brown beer. Light to medium carbonation, as the amount seemingly undulated from slow to moderate. Hops linger in wings. Thinner watery body takes quite a bit away from overall experience. Smoked character is strong but it is pretty much the singular focus. Porter it is not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Pints. Chocolate and coffee. Roasty more than smokey aroma. Hits the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with off white foam head. Aroma of caramel and smoke. Sweet caramel taste with heavy smoke and a balancing bitter layer. Too smokey for my taste. Watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8595) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours brownish. Nose and taste of smoke, BBQ, lager malts and light cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Sampled at the brewery - Pours a dark brown in color, but has reddish tones if held to the light. Aroma is of roasted and smoked malts with some sweetness underneath. Flavor is quite smoky with some dark fruits and perhaps some chocolate. Finish is slightly bitter. I liked it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
From a bottle variety pack brought back by a friend who went home to VT for a visit - Pours a dark ruby brown with a small, white head. Smells of malts with some light roast and intense smokey woodiness. Taste is roasty dark maltswith a little sweetness and a hint of dark fruits. The smokiness is there for the whole event from first whiff to the last sip - pretty decent porter and I would rank this as the best beer in the variery pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with a tan head. Malt y smoked malt, light peat, thin body with some lighter caramel and chocolate esk tones. Thin and light with a drying bitterness to finish. Okay.

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