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Newport Storm Blizzard Porter - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

Newport Storm Blizzard PorterNewport Storm Blizzard Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%


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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2001)
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kristiekatk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-21-2011 01:27:01 | More by kristiekatk
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spazx

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-09-2014 00:51:11 | More by spazx
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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-02-2014 17:36:12 | More by rderedin
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:01:58 | More by puboflyons
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-18-2014 21:05:56 | More by rorjets
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-29-2013 02:14:37 | More by WOLFGANG
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blmar311

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-29-2013 04:21:46 | More by blmar311
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-18-2012 20:35:38 | More by Mikecap
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friartuck72

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +40.4%

04-28-2012 02:59:29 | More by friartuck72
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 21:02:42 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

03-08-2012 23:58:54 | More by beerFool28607
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 3/1/12

Appearance: Dark brown with some clarity around the edges, minimal tan head that leaves some spotty lacing

Smell: Roasty, with some chocolate and burnt coffee - an unusual undercurrent of dark fruit - some sugar, too - pretty typical for a porter, except for the odd fruit

Taste: Very similar to the aroma - roasted, dry malts - slightly burnt - cocoa (or hot chocolate mix?), some burnt coffee, some vaguely fruity sweetness - slightly astringent - tobacco-like flavor that becomes increasingly apparent as I work my way through this bottle

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth

Overall: A decent porter

I got four bottles of this for free. Given the price tag, I think it's pretty good. Nothing remarkable, and a bit too much tobacco for my taste, but it's not bad. I could drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 06:33:12 | More by angrybabboon
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-19-2012 00:51:29 | More by jfcaa193
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JAHMUR

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-16-2012 19:33:35 | More by JAHMUR
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MA08

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12-14-2011 16:48:01 | More by MA08
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-01-2011 05:06:00 | More by rab53
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-28-2011 23:05:04 | More by nmann08
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Burt

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-14-2011 15:24:02 | More by Lawnboy33
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy deep ruby color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is unsweetened chocolate and flavor is burnt chocolate. Bitter finish. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 22:16:37 | More by jdhilt
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I needed a RI tick, who else but Thorpe would come through out of the blue? 12oz bottle, freshest before May, drank from my Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip... Pours a muddy medium brown with hints of amber, too light for a porter. A very light tan had forms about solid ring and a flimsy cap, decent lacing... The nose is on the weaker side. At first I get a burnt chemical note that is a bit off-putting. As you get into the burnt notes turns into a strong molasses note, leads of bread, and a hint of roasted coffee. Average... The taste is borderline bad, wet roasted grains, and a chemical astringent cocoa powder. Blah.

This is pretty bad, will not have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 00:01:58 | More by jrallen34
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5.6% ABV. Had this at a sampling in the brewery.

Pours brown with a small head that leaves a ring until the end. The smell is of caramel and roasted malts with just a hint of winter spices.

The taste is mostly roasted malts with a bit of coffee and a slightly smokey after taste. The mouthfeel is a tad light, but not to light, and the beer is quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 01:27:42 | More by ExtraStout
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque reddish brown turning fairly transparent in the light. Bottle says "Winter Ale." I figured it for a winter warmer so when it poured out I thought it was relatively dark. Logging onto BA I see this is an alias for the Blizzard Porter, and now I'm thinking it's kinda light for a porter.

S: Very strong aromas of caramel and vanilla with a mounting butteriness that just keeps getting stronger.

T: Seems good at first with nice vanilla notes and some chocolate malts. Maybe a little bland but pretty solid. Then these fruity esters began to creep up on me in the finish. They don't ruin the beer by any stretch, but they're slightly unpleasant and bring the overall flavor down a notch.

M: Creamy with a good level of carbonation and no ill effects on the palate.

D: A smooth, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 02:48:49 | More by BeefyMee
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Newport Storm Blizzard Porter from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.