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Newport Storm '00 - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This was the second beer The Newport Storm Brewery released. We wanted to begin a holiday tradition with different brews every year and no particular style ever chosen for them. Brent said, “make it big, make it strong, and make it special”, and so began the yearly event everyone in the brewery gets a say in! This first annual brew used Floor Malted Marris Otter Pale and Chocolate malts. The brew is malty sweet and it is still aging fantastically!

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by silver0rlead:
Photo of silver0rlead
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany color with a thin tan head (this is a 5 year old beer after all). Aroma is all malts, hints of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, molasses, fig, plumb and alcohol. Taste is mellow and subdued at first but explodes with flavor as it warms and hits the back of your mouth. Flavor begins with a vanilla/oaky/bourbon flavor that segues into a sweet carmel and molasses flavor and finishes with a fruity plumb, currant and orange flavor and a sweet hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a very light carbonation. An excellent barleywine, really showcasing malt over hops (which is rare these days) and this has really mellowed with age.

silver0rlead, Jul 21, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of santoslhalper
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, deep mahogany with a thin tan head. Leaves little lacing. Smells wonderfully complex with hints of vanilla, caramel, fruits, and even some rum. Tastes rich and full with a great, almost liquor-soaked fruit. This is better than the 2001. My only big complaint (as again with the '01) is the lack of hops. It's all about the malts in this brew. I do have to say they did fix this in the '02 version. All in all though this is another great Storm from Coastal Extreme, and again, thank you Dave for the bottle. Can't wait for the '03 and 04'. Try this, if you ever find it.

santoslhalper, Dec 02, 2004
Photo of meathookjones
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dull brownish red colored body with a small tan head. Strong aroma of sweet ripe fruits and caramel. Lighter notes of chocolate and earthy must were in there as well. Dark fruits and caramel provide some sweetness with some earthy notes balancing it out. Light molasses and other small flavors come out as it warms. Finishes fruity with a touch of alcohol. Very tasty stuff that has seemed to age very well. Thick and smooth body with a slight warmth from the big but well hidden ABV. Pretty damn easy drinking stuff that I would like to call a sipper but it goes down almost too easily for that. Excellent stuff that I wish I had more of.

meathookjones, Aug 17, 2006
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened to celebrate Vilija's graduation from the Brewing Science program at the American Brewer's Guild, thanks for including us.
Pours a bit hazy, but remarkably still plenty of carbonation in this 14 year old corked bottle. Aromas of caramel and brown sugar with lots of sherry notes and a touch or alcohol. No surprises in the flavor. Perhaps a hint past its prime, but I'm thrilled I got to try this and celebrate such a great accomplishment.

johnnnniee, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of ecoboy
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fast receding carbonation, although some bubbles remain at the edges of the glass. If there was ever a beer that could be described as "muddy," this would be it.

Earthy, fruity aroma from an ale the color and character of unpasteurized cider. Noticeable alcohol presence in nose and flavor. Malt character is sweet, but far less cloying than expected. The aging has resulted in a whiskey/brandy note in the center. Unusually dry with little roundness in mouthfeel. Long brown-bread finish.

Interesting and unusual, I found myself more curious about its qualities than impressed.

ecoboy, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of xgrigorix
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cobalt blue 750 ml bottle.

A lovely shade of tawny dark amber - glowing like a late summer sunset. Topped by a dense light beige head that retains well & eventually settles into a thin halo. Some spotty lace is left behind.

Thick & lucious. Caramel, toffee, a touch woody. Very port-like, with wisps of alcohol riding in descreatly behind some dark fruit aromas.

Initially somewhat bland; until it arrives on the mid-tongue, when everything that was promised in the nose is delivered with aplomb. Lucious, caramel, hints of smoke, wonderful bit of fruit - including plums & apples. Dries out nicely, warms the throat & belly. Thick, viscous, smooth, with very slight carbonation. Amazing.

xgrigorix, Mar 26, 2004
Photo of markman
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Newport Storm ’00 ( 750 ml):

Cork eases out with a resounding pop and a ring of smoke…deep, deep garnet colored…impenetrable to light. Nice head…diminishes quickly to a gossamer film…very nice. Nose is green apples. Initial taste is rich and grainy...some oxidation present, maybe past it’s prime but somehow I’m pulled in. Rum soaked dried fruit...turning bone dry is it warms. The alcohol is hidden well beneath this behemoth...creeps up and smacks you around some. Shit, there ain’t no "creeping" here.

Cheers...

markman, Nov 20, 2004
Photo of Running4beer
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like the blue bottle the beer is in. Pours out a mahogany color with very small off white head that thins out to a lacey layer. A little bit of yeast cloudiness is noticed. Aroma is malty malty and malty and some alcohol(kind of reminded me of a brandy), hardly any hops could noticed in the aroma. Flavor was sweet, caramel and some chocolate hints were in the flavor and a slight nip of alcohol tossed in for good measure. Very little to almost no carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. This was a very mellow slow drinking beer where you can savor some of the flavors. Not a bad beer IMO.

Running4beer, Mar 16, 2004
Newport Storm '00 from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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