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Newport Storm '06 - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm '06Newport Storm '06

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BA SCORE
83
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Again, uniqueness drives the creation of this annual release—inspiring a whisky theme! Knowing we were going to age the brew in wet whisky barrels, we added peat and biscuit malts to really aim at emulating the Wild West into an huge East Coast strong Ale. After almost a month in stainless steel tanks, this brew was racked into these wood barrels for six weeks! The brewery had wonderful aromas during bottling day as the smells of scotch and oak filled the air!

27 IBU

(Beer added by: Doomcifer on 10-21-2006)
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Huge, huge beer. Huge. Almost tastes like drinking a shot when you put a bit of it in a sample glass. Not bad - decent mouthfeel, some pleasant complex alcohol flavours (scotch and/or bourbon). Some roasted malts. But hard to get over the burn. Decent, interesting, but could use some balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 17:41:55 | More by crwills
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a clear mahogany color with minimal frothy beige head that fades to nothing almost immediately as the bubbles form.
Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and some booze. A little dark fruit, raising and plums mixed in for good measure.
First sip reveals a thinner body than expected and almost non-existent carbonation. Texture is a little watery and the feel of the beer is a little less exciting than I was hoping for.
Flavor is sweet maltyness with caramel and brown sugar. Also plums and raisins no real hop presence anywhere. There is some pretty good booze heat after each swallow. Definitely makes this a sipping beer even after all these years.
Finish is a little rough and I suspect this beer was a lot better fresh, but it is still reasonable just not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 04:15:20 | More by sulldaddy
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-26-2013 08:56:49 | More by jaxon53
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-05-2013 19:03:07 | More by harpus
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-15-2012 02:03:20 | More by jfcaa193
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-16-2012 19:35:22 | More by JAHMUR
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml cobalt blue bottle into a NYCBW glass.

A: Light brown with a touch of burnt orange. No carbonation and translucent. I do not like the looks of this.

S: The best feature of this beer. Malted barley, caramel, butter toffee, and a slight metallic note. Apricots and peach nectar come through too.

T: Kind of moot. Caramel, sucralose, and almonds. This definitely lost some of its richness with age.

M: Quite watery and not appealing for an ~12% ABV beer. That's not to mention there's absolutely no carbonation either.

D: The only thing keeping this beer going besides the aroma is the presence of booze, surprisingly enough. The taste and mouthfeel are not enough to want to drink this one though.

Drainpour. Thanks anyways Bill!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 00:28:00 | More by hoppymcgee
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 750ml bottle.

A- Pours a murky brown color with some light amber highlights. Pour resulted in no head at all. No lacing at all.

S- Big and I mean big caramel malts in this beer! This stuff just smells sweet overall. Some light bourbon notes in this fade in and out of vanilla highlights. A distinct alcohol burn on the nose that seems to get bigger and bigger as it warms.

T- Huge caramel malts with some darker fruits in the front end of this. There is a light bourbon flavor in the middle that clashes with a vanilla undertone. The malts come back into play with some light oak toward the end. This ends with a sweet alcohol flavor on the back end.

M- Heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is not there at all. Flat as can be. Sickly sweet malts left on the palate with a distinct alcohol burn in the aftertaste. Flavors were muddled together making it bland tasting except for the alcohol and caramel malts. Very drying on the palate.

D- This beer is I think starting on the downward spiral of its aging. I enjoyed the beer don't get me wrong....I think it is a year over due and if you have some of it I suggest you drink it now.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 01:48:40 | More by alleykatking
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Newport Storm 06, 750ml blue bottle. I've had 07 thru 09, with varying success. Excited to try this one though! Poured into Portsmouth tulip.

A- Lighter than expected, almost golden in the pour and a hazy, light caramel brown in the glass. A few thin bubbles but no head whatsoever.

S- Very nice- Caramel, bourbon, peat, smoke, vanilla.

T- Hmm. Bourbon is extremely smooth. Malt sweetness is also mellow. Time did this one some favors. I am getting chocolate, vanilla, even a hint of mint along with the big caramel wave. Mild smokiness, but very subtle. No hint of the 12% ABV, either.

M- Minimal carbonation, but the flavors are fantastic and the alcohol has smoothed out. A few more bubbles would push this one over the edge into awesometown.

D- Really awesome here.. easy drinkin', for 12% it's outta this world. Prob. my favorite of the Storm verticals I've had. 3+ years was just what the doctor ordered... a shining star of a strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 01:32:21 | More by ShogoKawada
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.33/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

750ml corked bottle poured into a red wine glass.

Pours a dark amber/ruby with no head at all. It's almost like a cider or off colored red wine. Nose is a boozy mess with some sweet maltiness and raisins, similar to a big quad.

Initial taste is a bit dry with an almost wine like mouthfeel with not too much booze on the palate but you can feel the warming down your throat. It's hard to put my finger on this, but it's very wine like with some of the barley character from beer.

Unfortunately this beer was basically flat and far too boozy, not sure if it was intentional or if this bottle was aged too long. Really not drinkable and my first drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 22:59:28 | More by kingcrowing
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pinotboy007

Virginia

2.2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased it back in August in RI; looked interesting given the fact it was in a blue wine bottle with a cork.

A - Light look of single malt scotch. No head,lacing or carbonation. I'm disappointed already.

S - Not bad. Has a bourbon/oak barrel smell that comes across as sweet. Interesting.

T/M - Boozy, light caramel, leather and alcohol. The mouthfeel is stale, with a trace of carbonation.

D - Let's hope it was better upon release.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 00:38:36 | More by pinotboy007
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

biegaman pulled this one out of his cellar. thanks jan!

750ml corked blue bottle. sampled feb 17/08 while watching the NBA all-star game.

pours hazy reddish orange with a few bubbles around the rim. no lace.

aroma is interesting. my first thought was a saison. wacky malty spicy floral combo that i'd associate with that style. alcohol. bit of vanilla and bourbon. light smoke. neat fresh floral character. big bread and cracker malt. spicy character that makes me think there's some rye in here. so much going on that it's tough to describe.

taste is equally interesting. alcohol. bourbon. light vanilla. bread and cracker malt. neat fruity character. there's some orange peel and light citrus as well as a bit of darker fruit too. bit of light smoke. low bitterness level. bit of earthy and floral character too.

mouthfeel is good. very low carbonation level. medium-large body. could use a bit more carbonation to hold things together, but it's still nice.

drinkability is good. it's a little odd and quite interesting, but mostly balanced and nice. certainly a unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 19:47:53 | More by grub
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - Dark maber color with a small head that didn't stick around.

smell - Alcohol, JD, and Malt.

taste - Strong alcohol as always from these beers, lot of JD taste here.

mouthfeel - Medium- light body

drinkability - Lots of alochol here, I shared it as always LOL. If you didn't know, they cellared these in Jack D barrells for a year. All Jimmy Bean taste here.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 22:06:55 | More by auxiliary
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IntriqKen

California

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

'Nice' is such an inadequate word, isn't it?

Pours a medium dark amber with only a tiny head of white (poured very gently so as not to disturb anything in the bottle).

Aromas are initially oak, then some bourbon and brown sugar with a touch of hops and alcohol at the end. Almost 'mono' dimension though with the oak being there in the beginning, middle and end.

Taste is much more expansive.
Oak...yes.
Bourbon...yes. Actually lots of bourbon.
Dark brown sugar, dark candied fruits such as raisins and prunes, strong alcohol on the end.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for as 'big' as this beer is, especially when you go back and realize how much alcohol is in it.

Overall, enjoyable big, BIG beer.
Won't drink many of these at one sitting, guaranteed. Too big...too much alcohol.
I still prefer Stone's Double Bastard for this style, but the Newport Storm '06 is very 'nice'.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 00:50:44 | More by IntriqKen
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.9%.

A: Hazy amber-brown, no head.

S: Big, boozy aroma, vanilla with a hint of fruity sweetness.

T: Assertive alcohol, woody, light caramel, hint of fruit.

M: Moderate body is very well-attenuated and dry. Lightly carbonated.

D: Interesting, but this one's a real brute.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 02:38:44 | More by Derek
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sticky, woody, and caramel malts sweetish. Goldings hops, review 2500. Bourbon aroma, a scotch ale sipper more than a barleywine. Alcohol is great and felt. Better than some years, and good though not extraordinary complex big Coastal Extreme. Thanks Vaino.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 19:58:10 | More by Sammy
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hoppymeal

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty peach color, a nice hazy opaqueness, a small covering of white foam quickly fades away. Aroma is sweet rich pruney maltiness, caramel, new leather, wood, and alcohol strength is apparent in the aroma as well. Smells older than one year. Taste is strong of a smoky woodiness and a rich leatheriness, some pruney maltiness in the background, a soft vanilla licorice sweetness in the finish with a good strong alcohol warmth and punch. Strong dry woody flavor in the taste as well. Mouthfeel is medium in body and low in carbonation, some tingle on the tongue, a slight dryness in the finish, and a decent bite of alcohol. The barrel ageing adds some nice qualities to this beer and I thought it was a very nice relaxing sipper. I would have loved a little more malts in the aroma, some more pruniness, but especially in the taste to balance some of the other characteristics as well as in the mouthfeel just to add a little more body and mouthfeel. Everything about this beer said older than I thought it was, not sure how long it was in the barrel. Still a complex and pleasurable barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 02:52:17 | More by hoppymeal
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EPseja

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Imported" this one from Rhode Island after attending my brother-in-law's wedding, and shared the rating with BA yelterdow. $10.99 a bottle, 11.9% ABV.

Served from a screen-printed cobalt-blue 750ml bottle in a Duvel tulip at just below cellar temperature.

A - Syrupy orange with honey-gold highlights and a slight haze. A thin, soapy head forms then receeds to the rim of the glass. Has the legs of a big, sweet fortified wine; like a tawny port. Looks "big" for a beer.

S - Sweet, candy-like malts and a very interesting 7-11 "blueberry creme" coffee-like smell with a hit of molasses. Wow. Didn't expect that at all. Very light peatiness and obvious vanillin from the barrel aging. Peaty notes like one might find in a Speyside single-malt Scotch. Old leather and dusty book bindings in a cedar chest. Complex.

T - Peated malts right up front with notes of vanilla and caramel. Dry, English maltiness in the middle with a slight alcohol burn. Finish brings a light yeastiness and a dry hop bitterness. Aftertaste is huge and "old". Like a barleywine with extra malt sweetness.

M - Super-low carbonation that lends a powerful feel as if you're drinking a cordial. Adds a velvety tingle on the tongue that helps push the subtleties forward. Swallow is smooth with a bit of alcohol that transitions into a nice warmth in the belly.

D - For such a huge beer, this is a complex as hell and well-tamed, even if the alcohol isn't completely concealed. As the temperature rises, this beer improves, so let it breathe! Age will also most certainly take the edge off of the somewhat punchy alcohol. An awesome wind-down beverage for a cool autumn night.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2007 00:33:27 | More by EPseja
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xgrigorix

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cobalt blue 75 cl cork finished bottle.

Clear, bright, burnished copper. A rough pour produces a thin white head that fades quickly.

Beerbon! Aromas of vanilla, oak, & some smokiness.

An interesting blend of muted fruit combines with a rich malt palette. Slight smokiness, toasty. Plenty of vanilla & oak. A slight warming of the throat is welcomed as this 12.2% ABV monster finishes.

Rich & smooth. Very gentle carbonation.

Deceptively smooth. Beerbon!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 02:57:15 | More by xgrigorix
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yelterdow

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to EPseja for sharing this limited and restricted find to a BA in NJ.

Served at a few degrees under cellar temperature in a Duvel tulip, of course.

Appearance- Fiery, sunset pumpkin apricot. Large bubbles gather along the perimeter, quiet as the dawn. No lacing or head retention, but I'm not surprised with the 12% ABV. Huge, sticky legs reminiscent of a port-like fortified wine.

Smell- Enormous alcohol presence, with notes of wet paint. Cherry pie. Hints of graham cracker, honey, and ginger. As the beer warms, the overall nose improves.

Taste- Barrel aging is *way* out front, showcasing vanilla and wet wood coupled with fully mature malts. Sweet on the front of the tongue, it becomes more boozy and syrupy when swished.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 06:48:10 | More by yelterdow
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Wasatch

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed: 11 Feb 2011

Been sitting on this one for about 5.5 years.

Poured into a chalice a nice cloudy orange/honey color, still some nice carbonation (lots of bubbles), not much of a head or sticky lacing left behind. The nose is of sweet malts/hops, oaky, slight licorice, and caramel. The taste is still very nice, sweet/oaky malts, slight licorice and caramel. Medium body, pretty well rounded brew. The ABV is hidden very well now. Very Drinkable, still holding up pretty well.

Thanks to ybnorml for this brew.

Cool Blue Bottle/Corked

Been sitting on this one since Sep/Oct 06.

Poured into a chalice a nice slightly cloudy orange/honey color, nice carbonation, tiny fizzy head, not much lacing at all. The nose is of sweet malts/hops, oaky, slight licorice, and caramel. The taste is very nice, sweet/oaky malts, slight licorice and caramel. The alcohol does stick out a bit, but done nicely. Medium body, pretty well rounded brew. Very drinkable, another outstanding brew from Coastal Extreme. Thanks Wayne.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 19:03:46 | More by Wasatch
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml cobalt blue bottle from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into a heavy glass chalice, formed a 1/4" beige head over the clear caramel brew. Head falls at prompt pace, however an ample uneven layer of bubbles lingers, which is acceptable for a barrel-aged brew, and the lace is sticky and lasting. Aroma is sweet malts and aged alcohol. Taste is totally not what I expected. Toffee maltiness upfront, which blossoms full before giving way to a bourbony crescendo of booze. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin and rather smooth, until the sharp alcohol character comes in towards the latter half, and drinkability is about what I expected. Maybe a little over the top, but that's what special releases are for.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 02:43:22 | More by ppoitras
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With carefully pouring so as not to disturb the yeast, but held way above the glass, a full head of thin, big-bubbled foam was eventually coaxed. It dropped readily but maintained an average collar for a short time. No lacing was left on the glass at any time.

Loads of oak, a touch of must, bourbon, and some richly caramelish malt dominate the nose at first account, but a flicker of yeasty fruitiness and spritz of stronger alcohol are present in the second whiff. As you progress and it warms a bit, it becomes more and more alcoholic.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and smooth with very little carbonation - I'd guess at around 1.7 volumes CO2/liter.

The flavor follows the lead of the aroma with lots of oak, but there's more alcohol to it. Thin shreds of fruit, both light and dark, appear as well. Some nice caramelish malt is present, and it's a slight touch smokey, or brine-like, or is that the bourbon? It's very bourbon-like, overall, but the oaking impressed me though, as it's not overdone or underdone... it's just right. It finishes oakey dry with a wash of alcohol, some sea salt, and then fumes of bourbon left in the mouth.

Overall it's a pretty interesting brew, but the edges are kind of rough. Perhaps a year of aging will increase the carbonation a little, soften the alcohol, and meld the flavors a little bit better.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 04:56:06 | More by NeroFiddled
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a bottle chilled to about 43 degrees.

Honey colored body with a small white lacing forming on the surface. After forming rather quickly it dissipates to nearly nothing on the surface but some white bubbles and just a bit of bubbly edge layer. The nose is rather sour actually, maybe "bitter" is the correct word. A definite aroma of scotch comes through as well as whiskey, which kills really any sweetness this one has to offer. The sip reveals a bit of honey flavor with some slightly prickly carbonation right up front with a warming floral flavor on the swallow. The initial sip, it reminds me of some clove flavor maybe along with some peppery flavor from teh bourbon coming through. This one has a HUGE alcohol bite, and I'm sure i'll be plenty ready for bed when finished. Full body. I'm glad it's so cold outside because if I drink this all day, I'll be sure to be warm!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2007 02:58:18 | More by Fish113d
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nouseforotacon

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Blue bottle with a simple, plain cork with no wrapping or foil. Transparent, very pale light amber; looks a bit like a dark rosé. Weak head with foamy bubbles clinging to the edges. Some lacing. Minimal, murky head.

Rich, vinous nose. Complex. Fruity berries with some sweet pineapple notes. Sugary. Belgian candy. Traces of alcohol, brandy-like. Yeast. A tinge of dark chocolate on the backend. Interesting, layered aroma.

Husky, bourbon-like taste with white grapes. Vinous with dark chocolate notes. Warm, alcohol burn. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Peppery, spicy notes. Very full-bodied. Hints of ripe, tart cherries linger on the tongue.

Not bad, complex and warming, but alcohol is a touch over-the-top in this one. Not exactly subtle by any means, but has a wonderful full body and is also still very young.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2007 05:24:46 | More by nouseforotacon
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Newport Storm '06 from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.