Newport Storm - Yoko (Cyclone Series) - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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2.09/5 rDev -33.9%
I picked up a bottle of Newport Storm's Yoko a couple weeks ago for $2.99 at The Lager Mill. I Tried their Blueberry Ale and I thought it was pretty average, but a Dark Ale brewed with coconut sounded interesting and I decided to take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. Best by May. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle int a imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks ok, it's pretty simple and not too eye catching, but at least they had a best by date on it. It poured a deep dark brown color that was on the border of being black and it didn't let any light come through with two fingers worth of slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.
S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a big plastic aroma that smells similar to a fresh cut piece of PVC piping. Up next comes a stale cardboard like aroma with a slight bit of coconut like aroma with some grainy and roasted malt aromas showing up towards the end. The aroma isn't good and it's full of off aspects.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a slight bit of grainy and roasted malts like aroma with slight bit of chocolate coming through but it's immediately overpowered by that same plastic aspect that I got in the aroma. Up next comes that stale cardboard like aspect followed by a lower amount of medium bitterness with some plastic, grainy roasted malts and cardboard like flavors in the aftertaste. This was not a good tasting beer, the off aspects carried through from the aroma.
M- Not too smooth, fizzy, too crisp, medium bodied with a lower amount of high carbonation. The mouthfeel seemed just as off as the taste and aroma were.
Overall I thought this wasn't a good beer and wasn't a good example of a Brown Ale or a beer brewed with coconut, it just had too many off aspects that really hurt this beer overall and it pretty much covered up most of the Dark Ale aspects and almost all of the coconut aspects. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't that smooth and it was fizzy, not filling and the taste didn't do a good job at holding my attention, a couple sips were enough for me, I can't stand that plastic and cardboard flavor. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't a bad looking beer. What I liked the least about the beer was the plastic and cardboard aspect, they were very unwanted. I might give this beer another chance, but I would be pretty cautious about spending money on it and I wouldn't recommend it at all. All in all I was pretty let down with this beer, it said on the bottle that it was good till May, so I don't know what happened to this beer, there's no year on it so there is a chance that could mean may of last year, but with no year on it I have no way of telling. Better luck next time guys, something went wrong with this one.
02-27-2014 04:35:14 | More by StoutHunter
3.35/5 rDev +6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coconut, coffee, maple and a faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character that is followed by flavors of black coffee, coconut and maple. The hops presence is mild and there’s not much sweetness which creates very little balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.
M: Crisp but not very smooth and there's some chalkiness to it, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, it’s a good concept that hasn’t been done too many times but it seems like this one could have been done better.
12-17-2013 04:42:23 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.44/5 rDev +8.9%
Bottle says: "Dark Ale brewed with Coconut"
Pours nearly black with a short-lived kahki colored head. Minimal retention but some patches of lace. No visible carbonation
Smells of darkly charred barley and dark chocolate malts. Deeper earthier tones of robust coffee emerge subtlely. Toasted coconut throughout
Tastes like a burnt Mounds bar. Lots of char paired with an earthy woodiness make up the backbone of the flavor. Some bitter chocolate and coffee shine through. Again, coconut throughout
Feels creamy and smooth. Round and full-bodied
Overall I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. I'm not the biggest fan of coconut, but this wasn't over the top with it. I'm glad it wasn't much more pronounced. Also I was told by the brewery that this was a brown ale, but it almost felt like a porter to me. I rated it as a brown
11-21-2013 04:40:34 | More by MistahBeah
2.81/5 rDev -11.1%
Had this out of the bottle. Very little aroma, could not discern the coconut, which is a good thing. Feels watery in the mouth - definitely a brown ale vs. a denser porter. Overall, a very average beer, would not go out of my way to purchase again. RA
12-02-2013 23:07:36 | More by Rob_Arrieta
3.05/5 rDev -3.5%
I really don't like the mouth-feel on this one, a mix of chalk and oil. The actual taste isn't bad, but it's tough to discern the coconut, which is why I picked it up. Brewed with coconut sounded interesting.
While I don't regret this purchase, I certainly won't pick this one again and wouldn't recommend it to others.
03-30-2014 00:49:33 | More by BigFatOgre
Newport Storm - Yoko (Cyclone Series) from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.