Rock Art Midnight Madness Smoked Porter

Posted: May 12, 2012 in American Porter, Reviews, Rock Art Brewery

What a busy Saturday. I did a bunch of errands around the house and then headed to the gym from a few hours. I kicked my own ass. I’m seriously sore now. After the gym, I ran some more errands and ran to the bank and did my food shopping for the week. Since I got home, I’ve been doing some updates to the blog and reading some other blogger’s beer reviews. I definitely think a brew is in order for this task.

ABV: 6%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “‘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.”

Random: The logo of Rock Art brewery is a kokopelli, which is a tattoo that I have on my right ankle.

This brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated really quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, dark brown with light carbonation. The nose was really fragrant. It had some roasted malts coupled with wood and smoke. Coffee was also in the nose as well, albeit towards the back. The taste was a bit disappointing given the nose. The sip started with smoke and ashes, which overwhelmed the subtle bit of roasted malts towards the back. It was almost as if you decided to dump an ashtray into a porter. The body was towards the thinner side with medium carbonation. The finish was long and smoky and unpleasant. This brew was a huge letdown. I definitely would avoid this one.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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