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Newport Storm - Quinn (Cyclone Series) - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm - Quinn (Cyclone Series)Newport Storm - Quinn (Cyclone Series)

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33 Ratings

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 22.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

The Cyclone Series’ first foray into barrel aged beers is nothing short of unique. With our rum distillery in the same building that we make our beer in, it only made sense we would choose to age a beer in rum, not whisky or bourbon, barrels. After over a year of testing and experimenting, we created an inky black porter to carefully age in our Thomas Tew Rum barrels. After just the right amount of aging, the resulting beer is a bold and roasted porter balanced with oak, butter, spice, and rum notes from the barrel aging process.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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Reviews by fank2788:
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3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a pint glass
Thick dark khaki head on top of dark nearly opaque brown liquid, the head settles after some time but leaves a thin layer of fine bubbles on the top of the beer and sides of the glass. The smell is a caramelized sugars, rum and some wood aged character in there as well. The taste is much like the nose. You definitely get the rum and wood flavor beyond that there is some dark malt and toffee like caramel. The hop flavor is limited to nonexistent but that isnt too surprising for a porter. The malt flavor profile is a bit too narrow however for this to really ring as a great porter. The mouthfeel is nice the finish is pretty dry and a bit slick due to some residual sweetness. Overall it is a different idea and I like it for that, however, I think the end result would have been a bit better had the base porter been perfected a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 01:02:40 | More by fank2788
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Dark brown in color with a tall off-white head. A terrible nose on this. Sour as can be with lots of lemon, acidic and acrid roast, and metal. A bit of char in there too. The flavor is pretty much the same story. Metallic and sour with tons of roast and char. No barrel character, or really much good porter flavor either.

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

Thanks to themaniacalone for this one

A - Deep brown with a khaki head leaving little lacing.

S - Chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted malts and some fruity rum notes. Light lactic sourness.

T - Light lactic sourness, roasted malts, fruit and rum.

M - Light body with some warming alcohol.

D - Interesting rum barrel character.

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01-03-2012 00:04:15 | More by brewcrew76
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark caramel brown with the faintest of red tint shining through. Thin light caramel head with faint retention.

Rum and oak chips come through in the nose. Caramel malt and a slight metallic element underpin the rum. Almost smells like a rum and coke.

Unfortunately, the metallic note carries over into the flavor. Big notes of rum with raisin and fig underneath. The metal adds a sharp bite in the finish that distracts from the smooth porter this should be. Maybe the bottle wasn't stored well and oxidized some. Maybe not. Other flavors are very nice, though. There's a light burnt caramel flavor here too.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-very dark brown with some chestnut highlights and about a fingers worth of creamy looking tan head

S-malts, hint of coffee, and maybe a hint of rum though it is hard to tell.

T-Very sour in general. Coffee like taste sneaks in as well as some malts, but in general the tart sourness takes away from the taste.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, mouth puckering

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A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of rum up front along with coffee, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of rum, caramel and coffee. The malt character is hearty and there’s a bit of smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The rum flavor reasserts itself after the other flavors dissipate. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very flavorful with a good complexity, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, nice variation of style, it tastes a lot similar to the Rum-Chipped Porter that was put out as a one-off not that long ago, but this is a good porter to drink for a while if you want something a little different in the style.

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

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a weak head with little lacing. Beer is almost, but not quite black in color

S- Smells nice... has a sweet spicey aroma. Definitely notes of the rum, that mingle nicely with the aromas of a porter

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a - Pours a deep brown color with a small reddish tint, one to two inches of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. No real head retention.

s - Smells of dark fruits, rum, wood, roasted malts, and chocolate. Some definite sweet fruity notes mixing with alcohol. Pretty good.

t - Taste again is sweet dark fruits and molasses, followed by rum and alcohol, roasted malts, light caramel, and light chocolate. Alcohol is more prominent than in the nose; a bit fo a step down.

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12 oz brown bottle. Freshness date etched on label.
It pours a fizzy tan-topped dark cola color (Porters should never be fizzy!) Even the lacings are bubbly.
There's an odd cider vinegar smell right off the top. The background smells of roasted barley, chocolate, green cut wood, citrus and bit of Port nose are Ok.
A sour, tart yeast-gone-bad taste hits you right away. That's completely wrong! Next, a taste of Funk and grapefruit zest and tart cider collide. Somewhere in the distance, there's a porter dying to get out, but what an awful mess! This is not a porter!!!
Newport Storm should rush out and collect all these horrible abominations before they totally lose all self respect.

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

This beer pours a brown color with a fizzy head that dissipates rapidly. The smell is a little astringent like there was an infection in the works. There was also some roasty malt aroma. The flavor is light oak flavor roasty malt with a surprisingly thin body. Over also a tasty beer but no impressive by any means.

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3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out like a typical porter should, the head was a little fizzy looking but manages to stick around for a little while. Pretty impressive I thought. The smell is a little pungent, it gives off a decent sour oak aroma. The taste of the beer follows the same aspects. The flavors of tart oak give this beer a slight pucker factor. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth & drinkable. Overall this beer is a decent brew. Glad I got to try it.

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08-22-2011 23:23:36 | More by Knapp85
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3.8/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Cyclone Series brew sounded tasty, a rum barrel aged porter. Let's see. 12oz bottle best by September 2011...

A: A nice clear deep brown with a slight ruby red. A small 3/4 inch tan head that fades at a decent pace. Good.

S: Some mild vanilla and chocolate upfront. A mild black licorice and molasses in the middle. Ok.

T: A sweet licorice and roastiness blend upfront. A sweet chocolate in the middle with a mild tartness on the backend. I wonder what yeast strain was used in this. Seems like one that is not typically used in a porter. Maybe a saison yeast or something like that. Good.

M: Light body with a great carbonation. A mildly tart finish. Good.

O: All in all, this is a good beer. A little sweet and fruity for a porter, but interesting nonetheless. Give it a try for a unique twist on a porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:11:01 | More by steve8robin
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2.6/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Very deep brown, nearly black. A nice, thick khaki colored head on top. Dissipates into a fine film, little lacing.

S: Major notes of chocolate malt, wood, hint of smoke.

T: Man, quite the disappointment. For a "rum barrel aged porter," the first thing I'm tasting is sour tin foil. Behind that is burnt coffee and chocolate. The after taste is an incredibly slight earthyness, probably from the barrel? But no upfront wood flavoring. Not picking up on the rum.

M: It's medium all the way around: decent carbonation, body, and a decent smoothness, but the sourness makes one wince, and I need to take that feeling into consideration.

O/D: Newport Storm is rather hit-or-miss. There have been some great hop forward beers they can excel at at times, but "dark beers"...I'm learning to stay away. I see "barrel aged porter" for under two bucks, I have to give it a try, right? Took a while to get through this, glad I only bought a single. Though I am tempted to age one and see how it comes out.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 19:22:45 | More by mostpoetsdo
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Newport Storm - Quinn (Cyclone Series) from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.