Newport Storm Blizzard Porter | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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81
good
115 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Newport Storm Blizzard PorterNewport Storm Blizzard Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
newportstorm.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Chester-NewEngland
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love picking this beer up right around key football season. This porter is very nice and light, with a great malty aroma. Not intense on the hops, so most of the taste and aroma comes from the malts. A great blend of Chocolate and minor bitterness. This beer is very easy to drink, if you're a porter fan, I would highly recommend giving this a shot.

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Photo of Raime
1.79/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

No long review here. Didn't even bother. The beer straight up sucks and until I can get a better or fresher product or whatever the hell the problem seems to be it will continue sucking.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
2.92/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MaseFace
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

average beer for a porter

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of illpass78
2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
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 +14.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
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 -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Newport Storm Blizzard Porter from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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