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Newport Storm '05 - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

Newport Storm '05
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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%


Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

With the release of ’05, for the first time our brewery was able to boast that it created a fruit beer! But this fruit beer would be different than all the rest with a sexy mix of chocolate and raspberry. The flavor of the brew is very sweet from loads of malt, but faint hops are distinguishable on the tongue as well. The backbone screams “dessert” though, with almost 40 pounds of East African Cocoa added to compliment natural raspberry flavors!

38 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-01-2005)
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Reviews by jwc215:
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This comes in a cool blue corked bottle:

Pours a rather mirky brown with a tan head that vanishes after a short while.

The smell is of chocolate/cocoa with subtle hints of raspberry fruitiness. Slight warming alcohol comes through, reminding me of a hot toddy.

The taste is of rich cocoa. Sweet, but not cloying. A spicy earthiness keeps the sweetness at an appropriate level. Subtle raspberry fruitiness is in the mix. It has a long finish with a balanced cocoa sweetness.

Medium-bodied and creamy. Alcohol is very well-covered. A nice desert beer. Tasty - very well-done!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2007 04:54:25 | More by jwc215
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750ml into large tulip.

A- Significant pop on this one, followed by a dark brown base with a slowly building buttercream head. Very thick and beautiful in the glass. Settles to a 1cm float after a few.

S- Strong aromatic raspberries. Malt/toffee sweetness, but the berries dominate.

T- Berries come in, lots of raspberry seeds. Followed quickly by a big milk chocolate malt ball, this is like a dessert. A bit of age on this one.. a bit of sherry comes on but it fuses with the raspberry. Heck yes, this one's tasty.

M- Thick, more carbonation than I was expecting. This beer has aged nicely- a bit oxidized but it's not off-putting.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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The cork popped out with a nice sound. The beer is very dark with some ruby highlights. Almost no carbonation (so no head). Pleasant aroma - the first thing that pops into my mind is chocolate covered dark fruits. Reminds me of candy - maybe chocolate covered prunes (I like those). The taste is similar - chocolate and fruits - some raspberry, maybe sweet cherries. A touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is pleasant - no carbonation means that it is fairly smooth. Alcohol is not apparent. Body is weakened - I'd say medium - it should be fuller.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Thanks to Stan for sharing this bottle at our weekly get together. I was my first brew from the great state of Rode Island so I had to review it. I poured it into a snifter and I got a slight brown head but with the age of the bottle it was better than I expected. The color of the brew was dark brown to black. Aroma wise I got some chocolate and raspberries' with a slight caramel. The flavor was the same as the nose. Considering the age on the bottle I got no off flavors or smell so I thought It was alright to post something on it. I don't think any more age on this would change it much. The mouthfeel was a bit thin but take that with a grain of salt because of the age So drink them if you got them.

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2008 Biergotter Tasting, Day 4: Leftovers. DrJay contributed this one. thanks jay!

750ml corked blue bottle. sampled nov 30/08.

pours deep brown with very good clarity. a think layer of very fine tan bubbles forms, dropping very fast to a small ring around the glass. no lace.

taste is good. loads of fruit, mostly dark. date, red grape, fig, plum, raisin. big vanilla too. alcohol. some dark chocolate. white bread. medium-low bitterness level. drinks almost like a port, but with less residual sweetness.

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Review from Inaugural Issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.

This highly underrated brewery from Rhode Island puts out some pretty crazy beers. So, we've been sitting on this one for roughly a year now. Every yearly edition they put out is different, and very limited. Their sixth installment, the '05, is brewed with East African cocoa and is a mere 11.7 percent. Ouch!

We popped the cork out of the stunning, cobalt colored, wine-style bottle, and the beer spoke to us and said, "Let me breathe." Not only did we let it breathe, we made sure the serving temperature was ideal, at around 45°F. Light carbonation equals little to no head. Understandable. Big aromas of cocoa powder and pungent raspberries, alcohol fl ares with dark berry fruitiness. Full, slightly syrupy body, with raspberry cordial fl avors layered with a caramel-like malt and brown sugar sweetness, and a dark baker's chocolate flavor from the cocoa. Vague wood in the middle. Hops have mellowed out, yet there is a mild bitterness within. Finishes strong with sweet brown sugar, raspberry tartness, dry cocoa powder and a warming alcohol. The fl avors have really benefi ted after a year of cellaring, and we can see this edition aging very well over many years, as long as the evil Dr. Oxidation stays away.

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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
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Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color with a modest head that quickly fades and barely dots the chalice

Smell: The first whiff is of raspberry cordial, followed by chocolate powder and plenty of alcohol. This is beer? Wow!

Taste: Starts our with a rather sweet caramel and raspberry flavor that is buttressed by the cocoa, mid-palate; after the swallow the booziness makes its presence felt and there is a lingering brown sugar sweetness into the finish

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more big sloppy chocolate cake in the taste, with tangy berries, and cherries. vanilla, caramel and toffee all make appearances. it has a little tiny bit of a barrel aged flavor too. theres a hint of oxidation too. i was surprised at the low level of the beer after it was corked, but the little bit of oxidation only adds with a bit of complexity.
smooth and full bodied with middle of the road carbonation.
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Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
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I am sampling this bottle at room temp in a snifter. The beer pours a clear mahogany with a small beige head that fades VERY fast to a thin edge layer.
The aroma is deep chocolate and some brown sugar, and just a bit of booze. First sip is much thinner than expected with very fine gentle carbonation.
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Revisited: 25 Nov 10
About 5 Years on this bottle

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice brownish color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, which leaves some oil slicks behind. The nose is malty, with some cherries, plums, figs, and caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, with a nice dose of dark fruits. Medium body. Very Drinkable still. Holding up pretty well. Thanks Wayne.

A - Pours a dark brown in color, nice carbonation, small creamy head that disappears quickly, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of sweet malts, cherries, prunes, caramel, and some spices.

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M - Medium body.

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New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: clear dark brown, almost black in color. No head forms even with vigorous pour. No lacing develops.

Smell: malt and fruity sweetness dominates, and alcohol is easily detectable.

Taste: huge malt backbone here. Chocolate flavors are up front along with the alcohol. Cherries and other berries tones are soft but help reduce the alcohol bite. Mellow bitterness and a touch of molasses rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth and syrupy throughout. Aftertaste is very long on the malt sweetness and alcohol sting.

Drinkability: this is a real example of a slow sipper. I enjoyed the flavor structure, but the alcohol is a bit too intense here. This would be great on a cold evening in front of a fire. Interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 11:22:01 | More by Gavage
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This is a solid, dark brown in color with a smallish head that left a nice ring around the edge of my chalice.

Smell – This reeks of whisky barrels and high-octane alcohol. It smells well-aged. The malts are laid back and it’s really that woody, broken down boozy aroma that I’m getting, much like you would smell in a well-aged Old Ale.

Taste – The malts have a lot more structure at the taste. They are raw and barley-like with plenty of woody booze. The overall flavor profile though is quite balanced unlike the sense I got from the aroma.

Mouthfeel – This just is medium-bodied and not stingy in the mouth at all. The alcohol flavor is huge but it doesn’t translate into a rough swallow. There seems almost to be a wisp of smoky peat in here as well.

Drinkability – This is light and incredibly drinkable for such a high ABV ASA.

Comments – I would seriously like to thank BeerGuy for this wonderful bottle. He came out to Seattle with a boat load of beers and asked absolutely nothing in return. If you ever get a chance to share a pint with this stand-up BA I would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

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