onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown color. A bit watery but nice flavor with burnt malt and some licorice.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fine porter. Thanks Mike C. Dark Brown color somewhere between opaque and translucent small head. Flavor/aroma is carmel, sweet like corn syrup, and somewhat chocolatey, which to me is the perfect blend of a porter. I think they used British Hops to maybe Fuggles or East Kent. Well made and one that I hope will pass this way again soon. Very reminsent of Fuller’s Porter to me.
Scrapersnbeer (1263) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ashy, smokey aroma of cocoa and burnt drift wood. Very dark brown color, still. Somewhat bitter, roasty flavor. Unfortunately suffers from a light body for the porter world, and what’s there is smooth to a fault. A decent porter except that last part.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am so glad I can be #10 on this one. Good beer. I highly recommend it.
Foamy white head, with good retention. Chocolate aroma. Reddish nutty
chocolate aroma. Very malty--like I like it. Nut and chocolate flavors. Dry
finish with strong hop presence. The hops leave a nice lingering aftertaste.
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desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep ruby body, no head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Flavor is good, but too light-bodied. Little hops and some malt, with a bit of roasted chocolate.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, GIBF Providence RI. To me, this porter is pretty darn light in hue. Pretty darn light in taste. The only thing it has goin honestly is the bitter finish. Its thin bodied and burnt grain notes are prevalent throughout. Nothing special.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poursa deep brown hue with a white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee. Flavors of the same with a pleasant vanilla finish.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
HMMMMM now this is a bit different. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. Flavor is nice and malty with a nice touch of hops.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark hazy brown color. Aroma is of malts, cocoa, and slight milk in the undertones. Taste is more of a chocolate and malt mix. Has a chocolate aftertaste. It’s kind of like having a tootsie roll in a beer.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Newport Storm Blizzard Porter pours to a deep brown/ebony color with a slight tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very nice with lots of chocolate malt aromas, paired with slight hints of roast. The palate has good chocolate malt flavors, hints of coffee, and more touches of roast. The body is a bit thin on this beer, but it makes this beer very soft and drinkable. Blizzard Porter finishes with more chocolate flavors up front, then ends with a slighty roasty, slighty hoppy, bitter finish, that balances out the sweet and chocolatey malt flavors.
I like this beer, and found it to be a fresh, tasty, soft, brown porter with lots of good chocolate malt character. This is very evident in the nose, and on the palate. The chocolate malt character in this beer, makes it an ideal desert beer, and I would match it with chocolate layer cake. It has just enough roast and bitterness to make a nice contrast to rich and sweet deserts. In paying tribute to the Blizzard of ’78, one would think Coastal Extreme would have brewed up a bolder beer, such as an Imperial Stout, or at the very least a robust porter.