- Author: John Fortunato
- Brewery: COASTAL EXTREME BREW. CO., MIDDLETOWN, R.I.
- Category: Beers A-Z
- Comments: None
NEWPORT STORM CYCLONE QUINN BARREL AGED PORTER
Ashen molasses-smoked malting deepens wood-burnt hop-charred bittering to lactic mocha finish of viscous rum-barreled porter. Maple, cedar, and walnut seep into Black Forest caking, bringing brown chocolate sweetness to pureed black cherry tartness. Flavor profile diminishes over time compared to richer barrel-aged rivals, but at $9 a 6-pack for 7% alcohol elixir, call it a bargain.