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Newport Storm Blizzard Porter - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2001

The darkest beer in our Storm of the Season line up comes out when the nights are longest. We use Dark Chocolate and Crystal malts to make this bold porter style ale. Enough East Kent Golding hops are used to flavor the brew. However, no aroma hops are added which allows the malt profile of this brew to take center stage.

33 IBU
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3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

average beer for a porter

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of illpass78
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint.

Appearance: Pours a clear reddish brown with not much head at all. Minimal lacing. Oddly light of color.

Aroma: Smells of chocolate, some prickly hops, earth, cocoa, coffee and molasses.

Taste: This beer is kind of out of balance. The cocoa and chocolate are there, but it has a somewhat unpleasant cloying background taste. As it warms it tastes more and more like someone poured a not-too-good beer into old, cold coffee. There are some pretty deep flaws here.

Mouthfeel: That's the other thing, it's way too thin. I expect more heft out of a porter. It's syrupy at best.

Overall: Kind of a disappointing beer from a brewery I generally enjoy. It just seems like a misfire; it's more of a brown or amber ale than a porter, and not a very good one at that.

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz bottle notched out at March (2014). Sampled on February 7, 2014.

It pours a dark brown color mainly with some reddish notes if held to the light. Modest tan head that fades to a ring.

The aroma has this strange sort of buttery and biscuit character which is not what I would expect from a Porter. I do get some dark malts but they are overpowered by the butter.

Thin to medium body.

The taste is as odd as the aroma suggests it will be. Again with the muted malts and more with the butter or margarine. I drank the whole thing but probably would not get another one.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of blmar311
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of friartuck72
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for the bottle.

Appearance: Brown. Ruddy brown. Head is a darker tan and leaves a thin cap on the beer after asserting a large head after the pour. Some sticking to the side of the glass, but not much.

Smell: Cocoa, milk chocolate and some roasted malts. A hint of old coffee and some bready sweetness. Touches of caramel and a mild citrus hop note...very mild. Almost smells like chocolate milk at times. Very sweet without managing to be cloying. Mildly nutty with a lingering back note of grass and cooked malts.

Taste: Roasted malts and a watery chocolate characteristic. Grassy and a little bready. Slightly stale milk chocolate bar. Some roasted notes and a touch of caramel sweetness. Very bready with a hint of citrus to brighten things up a bit. Weak, old coffee. Lots of malts playing through. Nice cocoa component builds on consecutive sips.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the back. Relatively smooth, but never reaches in the the realms of creamy or actually smooth.

Overall: Not a bad take on the style and one of the better beers from the Newport Storm stuff. Good flavor, but loses a little over the long haul. Some weird grainy/corn flavors makes things odd.

Photo of beerFool28607
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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Newport Storm Blizzard Porter from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.