Newport Storm - Tim (Cyclone Series) - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dogfishandi:
3.28/5 rDev +0.9%
12oz bottle, fridge temp, poured into a tulip. best before JULY (?) notched. 6.3% ABV.
this beer pours out darker than expected, a very dark brown, a bit ruby in the light. super fizzy light tan head disappeared almost instantly leaving barely a ring of foam that eventually faded to nothing. no lacing.
kind of interesting aroma, different than i expected. quite a bit of roast and a strange meat like almost smoke quality. some raisiny dark fruits
roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, fruity esters, a bit of spicy clove, black licorice, raisin bread, a slight tartness, and just the slightest hint of meat, but not really smokey though... just kind of weird.
carbonation is a bit on the high side, mouthfeel is medium to light.
an interesting dunkel weiss, but not really my style.
06-10-2012 18:44:18 | More by dogfishandi
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3.45/5 rDev +6.2%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
Deep dark brown hue, thinning head. Smells of browned bananas, mild clove, treacle and brown bread. Very smooth with a crisp pop. Very bready, hint of lemon pith, spicy, toasted grain, mild cocoa, modest hoppiness, estery alcohol, and dried grass. Ends very dry with a chalky spiciness.
A lot darker and stronger than expected or even needed. More of a Weizenbock IMO. Worth a taste but that is about it.
05-04-2013 02:44:49 | More by Jason
2.53/5 rDev -22.2%
12oz bottle, poured into a Stella Artois glass
A: Poured out a dark brown, with a tall, light brown head, exceptionally fizzy, that disapated almost immediately. Left almost no lacing.
S: Aroma of roasted malts, plums, grapes.
T: Roasted malts, a touch of sweetness, hints of fruit, plums, bread, small bit of clove, a touch of sourness in the finish.
M: Light mouth feel, very carbonated, almost like drinking a soft drink.
Interesting beer, did not get the traditional flavor profile I am accustom to from Dunkelweis
Reviewed on: 06-10-2012 18:44:18
08-03-2012 00:48:53 | More by Edgecrusher328
3/5 rDev -7.7%
12oz bottle served in a weizen glass
An aggressive pour gave me a very dark and slightly hazy ebony brown to near black beer with a fizzy tan head that falls very quickly to nothing. Looking through the glass shows that this is an unfiltered beer as several floaty yeast chunks are present, of which I'm not a huge fan. The smell is of a bit of dark fruit over roasted grain and black malts. Also evident in the aroma is a bit of yeast character in some clove and banana like esters. The taste too is average as I get a lot of roasted malt, chocolate some dark fruit but really no wheat character and only a bit of the yeast character. Bitterness too is very low as confirmed by the 14 IBU printed on the bottle, most of the bitterness comes from the dark malts. Despite fizzing out rather fast carbonation is moderate which makes the beer feel lively, the finish is quite dry and leaves a coffee like aftertaste. So overall, it's not the greatest dunkel but probably a solid average for the style.
06-18-2012 00:01:16 | More by fank2788
3.23/5 rDev -0.6%
Not a lot of reviews on this beer I see. Well I will do my best to provide a quality perspective on this brew! First thing is that this beer is actually 6.3% ABV, not 7.
A: This beer pours and looks just like a Pepsi, no head whatsoever and not even any bubbles on top. No lacing, very dark like a soda color with some of the same fizz.
S: I get a nutty flavor on top like a hazelnut, but not as potent as you would find in a normal Brown Ale. A bit of caramel notes are present and a hint of dark spice.
T: Very tart up front with a smooth blend of the hazel nut, caramel and a hint of caramel and spice.
M: Is very characteristic of a Brown Ale. Very sweet and smooth with no carbonation, but is drinkable.
O: Just like a Brown ale that lacks some body and quantity of ingredients. A nice tasting beer, but you would expect less based on the appearance. Have had a Newport Storm before, which I believe was their October seasonal and enjoyed it very much. I would get this beer again, despite lacking appearance, it has the flavor to please!
08-22-2012 05:46:28 | More by SouljaSaia17
3.33/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a very thin beige head that fades almost instantly and leaves no lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains wheat, chocolate, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of smokiness that is followed but sweet flavors of chocolate and coffee. Then some breadiness from wheat and a hearty malt character come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, this is certainly not one of the better experiments from Newport Storm.
06-21-2012 03:36:28 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.53/5 rDev +8.6%
I had gone up to RI to visit an old buddy a couple of weekends ago and I had Ryan while at Track 84 and when I saw a single of Tim on the shelf at People's Liquor Warehouse, I was compelled to buy it and bring it home for review.
My thanks to a previous reviewer and his mention of "sludge" as there was some evident that I might have otherwise overlooked. Waste not, want not has long been my motto and so I left just enough liquid behind on my initial pour to do a hard agitation and get my full money's worth. The head was so quick to dissipate that I thought a cyclone might have borne it away! Color was a deep, dark-brown with little light penetration, except at the edges where cola highlights were in evidence. Nose smelled like liquid candy - caramel, banana, cocoa/chocolate. Zounds! I will be up front and say that I am not a big fan of sweet anything, especially beer, but hey, it is Valentine's Day, so even if I get massacred, at least I celebrated. Mouthfeel was on the abrasive side, which may account for the quick dissipation of the carbonation. The taste was of a chocolate-covered banana, but it was nowhere near as sweet as I had expected. In fact, it finished more towards semi-dry than sweet or semi-sweet. Still, it was quite chocolaty and banana-ish throughout and coupled with its whopping 14 IBUs, this was a one-and-done for me. I really liked Ryan and I totally dig the series' concept, but this simply was not my bag.
02-14-2013 19:14:13 | More by woodychandler
3.43/5 rDev +5.5%
The bottom of the bottle had enough sludge caked to it to shield an eclipse; the beer in the glass is dark enough that it could serve the same purpose just as well. It's essentially a shadow in liquid form. It reveals scarcely any clarity or highlighting at all, not even when held directly into the light. Hardly a "storm", this offering fails to produce even a drop of carbonation.
The aroma smells delightfully (and quite uniquely) like chocolate-covered bananas. Or, more specifically, it smells like brown, bruised bananas dusted in raw cocoa powder, coffee grinds and crushed clove. It is the very definition of 'fragrant' (and whether that is in a positive or negative sense will be highly subjective). I like this bold musk, though I'm truthfully a little intimidated by it. It is strong stuff.
Things take a slight turn south on the palate when a sour-ish and pungent anise-like taste takes over. It tastes like rotten black licorice. The clove-like spice comes to life on the palate like a zombie rising from the dead - yes, it's the same physical being but it takes on an entirely different persona. These cloves are poignantly pungent and taste like tobacco and stale black pepper. Fortunately there's a trickle of brown sugar.
While flashes of sweet caramel malt pop-up now and again, a highly astringent coffee grind texture prevails. Most thoughts conjured include either burnt toast, scorched earth or decomposing fruit, bananas in particular. A spice strongly reminiscent of coriander joins the party, which by now is overrun with anise seed, clove, and a slightly medicinal alcohol taste. Curiously, it's very drinkable.
Tim is an odd beer. I think I'd need a second bottle just to explain this one. The Cyclone Series is about odd experiments but this one takes the cake. I can see why most people haven't liked Tim - hell, I didn't at first - but it's a wonderfully unique beer. In fact, it resembles a chocolate-chai tea, which in my books is a delicious thing, in small portions naturally (which, considering how limited this release was, will not be an issue).
10-23-2012 23:49:47 | More by biegaman
Newport Storm - Tim (Cyclone Series) from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.