On my trip between The Alchemist and Hill Farmstead, I passed by Rock Art Brewery. I’ve had their Ridge Runner but never other Rock Art beers. Aside from the 4 reviewed below, I picked up a Vermont Maple Wheat to share with Elizabeth. These were all reviewed on my iPhone so standard formatting and long form break downs weren’t included.

Tasting Beer @ Rock Art Brewery

Rock Art Vermonster

3.3

AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (229) – Canaan, USA – APR 21, 2012

A -1 finger tan head – dark hazy brown S – Simcoe hops, maple syrup, roasted malts T – sweet and hoppy. Simcoe and citra hops, wheat, maple syrup. Lots of Malts and nice dry hop finish M – 50/50 carbonation, dry finish O – nice. Solid B

Rock Art Extreme Pumpkin Imperial Spruce Stout

3.4

AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (229) – Canaan, USA – APR 21, 2012

A – Half finger tan head. Dissipated fast. Dark brown S – Mild pumpkin spice, dark malts giving a porter scent T – squash, earthiness, pumpkin spice and spruce tips. Mellow hop profile. M – 30/70 carbonation, heavy bodied, smooth finish O – solid A beer. Could use more spruce tip.

Rock Art Extreme Double Smoked Porter

2.4

AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20

adamjackson (229) – Canaan, USA – APR 21, 2012

A – Almost no head. Zero lacing on the glass. Light brown. S – Smells like a standard English porter. Smoked malts and heavy Irish cheese. Birch wood. T – Very smoky. Intensely smoked and zero hops at all. Burnt BBQ chicken. M – 40/60 carbonation. Oily, heavy body. O – Intense smoke. Too much. Little much else to this beer.

Rock Art Black Moon IPA

3.4

AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (229) – Canaan, USA – APR 21, 2012

A – half finger tab head. Big and small bubbles. Dark brown. S – Nice hops. Roasted malts and pine T – roasty and nutty. Peanuts and smokiness. Nice hop profiles and solid vanilla taste. M – 50/50 carbonation. Heavy body and lingering Hops O – it’s a bit too sweet but a very solid beer. B+