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Newport Storm Winter Ale (Blizzard Porter)



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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle. Hop and chocolate aroma. The porter is a bit bitter with notes of hop, spice, nutmeg, cacao and citrus residue. Good balance and body just a lack of flavor and punch rescind it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1037) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Aroma - nice aroma of chocolate and marshmallow. Slightly nutty. Appearance - black body. The head is beige and starts at about 1/2". The head settles into a foam. Good lacing. Taste - has some coffee, slight roast, some nut and a bit of marshmallow. Palate - medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent brown color with a big rocky tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor has notes of cocoa and coffee. Some smoky notes as well. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Spicy hop finish is subdued, yet tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6723) - 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 (615) - - 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 (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (2269) - 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 (9998) - 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 (1082) - 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 (3532) - 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.

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