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Newport Storm Winter Ale (Blizzard Porter)



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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A full bodied, dark porter with a profound toasted flavor balanced with ample hopping. Dedicated to the Blizzard of 1978, this porter is perfect for a winter day. A hint of roasted chocolate and a spicy aftertaste warm the soul of this brew. SPECS: 49 SRM, OG 1.054, FG 1.011, 5.6% abv, 20 IBUs. Malts: Maris Otter, Pils, Crystal, Chocolate. Hops: Golding, Magnum

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy tan head that left no lacing. The aroma was cola, wood, anise and cherry. The flavor was toasty malts, dryish, woody and had hints of anise and cherry. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAR 24, 2015
Low bitterness. Modest roast. Medium body. A little light bodied for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, leather, hints of raisin. The taste is chocolate, raisin, caramel, roast, hints of tobacco. Medium bodied, decent balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1419) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
12oz bottle gifted by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Freshest by date notched is March, guess I better hurry. Pours cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, mild spent coffee grinds. Taste follows, with some grassy bitterness to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy mahogany with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty vienna malt, cacao, dark fruit, hops, tobacco. Tastes dark malty, with notes of cacao, fig, and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a thick frothy head that persists and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and some slight roast. Medium to lighter bodied. Nice porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3095) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours cola brown with reddish hues. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and spice. Thin body with roasted malt, cocoa, and spice. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1436) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Clear reddish brown with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of chocolate, grassy hops, earth, cocoa, coffee and molasses. Cocoa and chocolate flavors up front, some caramel and molasses sweetness. Medium body, thin mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomTron (424) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a deep brown with no head to speak of. Aromas of burnt malts and some chocolate. Slight bitterness in the back end after some mild roasted malts and chocolate, but a tad watery. Not bad, but weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle-sampled from Beer of the month club 12pk Pours very dark brown with a very dark red hue, not very dark for a porter. Very small kacki head that didnt last long. Nose is big coca, char, lite metallic notes, maybe some wintery spicy notes, big on the metallic char though. flavors are pretty similar however there is a lot of metallic and char notes here however, it doesnt do much in terms of complexity. very burnt finish with lots of ash notes. Palate is very thin with very little carbonation. Overall, its not a terrible beer, but its not great either.

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