SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not much aroma, mostly roasted coffee beans, and a little earthy aspects. Pours like any other porter. Still dark, still nice head. Light and fizzy in the mouth and VERY roasty. Itís like chewing on coffee beans. Almost no sense of the alcohol. Decent.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and roasty, Newport Blizzard Porter is a very nice beer. Good hop/malt flavor. Nice chocolate undertone, coffee and very drinkable. Eggshell head out of bottle. Good beer, if more Newport Storm was available Iíd stock it in my regular rotation.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ NEBF. a light black (if there is such a thing) color with a small foamy tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate. taste is fizzy, kinda harsh, notes of coffee and some light malt, wee bit of hopps mixed in.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
lightish portor with zero head. the flavor is malt. ALL malt, only malt. With a nice sand paper like finish on my toungue. Not pleasent.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts,sweet caramel malt and roasted malt. Sweet malt starts and leads into a roasted dry finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The look I love: dark, almost black body under a nice tan head. Aroma was lightly chocolate, roasted grain, some hops, some coffee. Not very intense. The mouthfeel was light bodied for a porter. A little too much carbonation for my tastes and too watery. The flavor was subtle and pleasant but not robust as a poter should be. Same notes of chocolate and coffee and light hops.
Kinz (2967) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, but see through, little head. Aroma had notes of chocolate and some roastiness. Chocolate and roast flavors dominate, emphasis on the roast. Balanced overall, with some nice depth of flavor, without getting cloying or astringent. This is well made, but I just couldnít get into it for some reason. I think Iím losing my palate for porters.
ericnixon (737) - Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty smell over a blackish (with a wee bit of ruby showing through if you look carefully) color. Malty and hoppy with a big chalky, roasty flavor.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with mahogany highlights and a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and had a slightly bitter finish. Flavor of chocolate and coffee.
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a really nice porter. dark brown pour with a tan head. smells like coffee and chocolate, a nice sweet and malty beer. not bad in the least, certainly something to drink again as well as recommend to anyone who favors the style.