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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
En fût, cask. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de cacao et de malt rôtis. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de petits fruits foncés. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en arrière goût. Très légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #963)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Pours very dark brown with little to no head. Roasted malt and light cocoa flavor with very minimal smokiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nramsburg (257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Probably the best Rock Art that I’ve had, but, well, that’s not saying much. It has, for me, quite a flavor of cola on the palate and a bit of ashiness. Not a great beer but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2719) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pours a nice dark ruby color-almost black. Next to no had at all. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some hops. Taste is mostly roasted malts with some chocolate and fruit. Agree with jfurycat. Best from Rock Art I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
There is a slight roasted malt character in here but the smoky aspects are more abundant and the body is more on the medium side. Its good that they stuck this one in the variety case (not that I bought it!). It is well balanced and an easy to drink beer. This is the best Rock Art beer I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Growler, thanks to Kelly. Black body, thin head of large bubbles (hey, its a growler) Nose is cocoa, milk, somke, nice roasty malt, a little cherry. Flavor is not as sweet as the nose suggests. Dry roast malt, some dark fruitiness, a hint of inky smoke. Bitter mocha finish w. some fruitiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2006
I had a variety pack of four RA beers (Thanks Jess!) and all four beers were a surprise since the beer in the bottle seemed randomly matched with the style listed on the label. With this one I couldn’t detect event the lightest hint of smoke. And as for it being a porter, it didn’t really exhibit any of the roasted malt character I would expect. But, the beer was not unpleasant, it struck me somewhere between a straightforward brown or mild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Growler. Nice aroma with a slight smokeiness evident. Very smooth and drinkable with the smoke not being overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2006
bottle. 4.26.06. you can see that this isn’t a super dark porter, pours with very slight head, slight hickory aroma, nice flavorful drinkable porter. barely discernable smokiness in the mouth, could be a little more chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Growler: Clear ruby with a large creamy head. Smoked chocolate with some nuts, small bubbled, fizzy lively body. Starts and ends sweet with a weak ending.

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