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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is lightly smoky, but primarily malty. Flavor has dark malt, water, and smoke, in that order. There is just an overall thinness to this beer that really drags it down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells ofd roasty malt and smoky. Tastes smoky with some molasses and licorice present. Better than the imperial version for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pours dark brown with beige head. Smells like coke, some coffee, little smoke. Flavor and palate are nice, still very little smoke. Good porter notes though. Malty, not very sweet, roasty. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (1947) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2008
bottle poured into a snifter has a dark red black color and a thin tan head. aroma has lightly smoked sweet malt, cocoa, and cola. mouth feel is fizzy with a thin body. flavor is somewhat sweet, chocolate malt, almost undetectable smoke, drying, and finishes thin with light bitterness. lots of carbonation just does not help the thinness. definitely a gateway beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2008
12 oz bottle from a 12 pack sampler. Pours a murky muddy chocolate brown with light brown edges, lots of clinging carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma of chocolate malts, slight must or perhaps that is Rock Arts version of smoke. Thin bodied with lots of bubbly harsh carbonation. Flavor of watered down chocolate syrup, perhaps a touch of wet smoke, slight caramel and some artifiical sweetner finishes this one off. Well this one wasnít great, not even good, pretty much what I have come to expect from Rock Art.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4756) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Sampled at the Savor DC event. Pours a watery, opaque black with a wispy white head. Aroma is smoked and peaty. Flavor is more subtle than the aroma with toasted, chewy grains noticeable and just a touch of smoke on the tongue. Lasting smoke flavor but also a touch watery on the palate. The smoke flavor really lingered in the glass a while too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2008
(Savor, 12z bottle) Beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, roast, some smoke, chocolate. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle sample pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Nose of smoke and toast, much more like a smoked bock than a porter, since I donít see the malt character of a porter anywhere in here, but the nice thing is that the smoke character is real and natural, you can literally smell the kiln. Has a nice bite up front and a sharpness over the middle, again, like a bock. Overall itís a delicious naturally wood smoked beer regardless of the missing or muted porter characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12zo bottle. Smoked Porter. Pours medium brown color. Aroma is smoky. Flavor has an odd sourness to it. Nice hop flavor (bitterness) to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with thin off white head. Roasty aroma of smoked maltiness, chocolate and coffee. Roasty malt flavor with bitter dry hopped finish.

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