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

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Newport Storm - Yoko (Cyclone Series)Newport Storm - Yoko (Cyclone Series)

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MistahBeah on 11-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Pillowburn:
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

Coconut is a trending ingredient as of recent. In this beer, the roasted grains play well against the coconut. More of pairing beer though, certainly not a one and done. Just for its uniqueness alone, give this one a try.

STYLE: American Dark Ale
ABV: 7.0%

LOOK: Extremely dark liquid, firm tan lacing

SMELL: Toasted coconut, mild brown sugar, coconut oil, golden raisins, malted milk balls

TASTE: Roasted grain, very smooth, slick coconut, toasty, bitter grain, modest hopping, mild coffee, hint of alcohol, carob powder, semidry finish

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.11/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I picked up a bottle of Newport Storm's Yoko a couple weeks ago for $2.99 at The Lager Mill. I Tried their Blueberry Ale and I thought it was pretty average, but a Dark Ale brewed with coconut sounded interesting and I decided to take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. Best by May. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle int a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's pretty simple and not too eye catching, but at least they had a best by date on it. It poured a deep dark brown color that was on the border of being black and it didn't let any light come through with two fingers worth of slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a big plastic aroma that smells similar to a fresh cut piece of PVC piping. Up next comes a stale cardboard like aroma with a slight bit of coconut like aroma with some grainy and roasted malt aromas showing up towards the end. The aroma isn't good and it's full of off aspects.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a slight bit of grainy and roasted malts like aroma with slight bit of chocolate coming through but it's immediately overpowered by that same plastic aspect that I got in the aroma. Up next comes that stale cardboard like aspect followed by a lower amount of medium bitterness with some plastic, grainy roasted malts and cardboard like flavors in the aftertaste. This was not a good tasting beer, the off aspects carried through from the aroma.

M- Not too smooth, fizzy, too crisp, medium bodied with a lower amount of high carbonation. The mouthfeel seemed just as off as the taste and aroma were.

Overall I thought this wasn't a good beer and wasn't a good example of a Brown Ale or a beer brewed with coconut, it just had too many off aspects that really hurt this beer overall and it pretty much covered up most of the Dark Ale aspects and almost all of the coconut aspects. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't that smooth and it was fizzy, not filling and the taste didn't do a good job at holding my attention, a couple sips were enough for me, I can't stand that plastic and cardboard flavor. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't a bad looking beer. What I liked the least about the beer was the plastic and cardboard aspect, they were very unwanted. I might give this beer another chance, but I would be pretty cautious about spending money on it and I wouldn't recommend it at all. All in all I was pretty let down with this beer, it said on the bottle that it was good till May, so I don't know what happened to this beer, there's no year on it so there is a chance that could mean may of last year, but with no year on it I have no way of telling. Better luck next time guys, something went wrong with this one.

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Photo of Gryphon69
3.4/5  rDev +4%

12oz bottle that's been cellared since mid 13

A- Pours a dark cola color, had to stop mid pour due to the hugh amount of head. It took a few minutes to come down enuff to pour the rest. After it sat a few more minutes there was no foam on top and no lacing to speak of.

S- roasted malt, some what a peat aroma, with hints of a oak. Ya kinda weird.

T- Very similar to the nose actually, not quite what I was expecting.

M- Medium body with a lot of fizziness from lips to throat. Very crisp and kinda dry.

O- Was expecting something totally different. Maybe the 12+ months in the celler changed it, but was not like any normal dark ale, or coconut beer that ive had before. Taste was pleasant , as was the aroma. Didn't feel quite right for any beer due to the champagne type fizziness.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coconut, coffee, maple and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character that is followed by flavors of black coffee, coconut and maple. The hops presence is mild and there’s not much sweetness which creates very little balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth and there's some chalkiness to it, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, it’s a good concept that hasn’t been done too many times but it seems like this one could have been done better.

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Photo of MistahBeah
3.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says: "Dark Ale brewed with Coconut"

Pours nearly black with a short-lived kahki colored head. Minimal retention but some patches of lace. No visible carbonation

Smells of darkly charred barley and dark chocolate malts. Deeper earthier tones of robust coffee emerge subtlely. Toasted coconut throughout

Tastes like a burnt Mounds bar. Lots of char paired with an earthy woodiness make up the backbone of the flavor. Some bitter chocolate and coffee shine through. Again, coconut throughout

Feels creamy and smooth. Round and full-bodied

Overall I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. I'm not the biggest fan of coconut, but this wasn't over the top with it. I'm glad it wasn't much more pronounced. Also I was told by the brewery that this was a brown ale, but it almost felt like a porter to me. I rated it as a brown

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pouring a cellar temp 12 oz bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a dark slightly cloudy brown color and allows little light to pass through when held up for inspection.
A fluffy tan head foams up 2 cm and fades quickly to nothing soon after the pour.
Aroma is malty and roasted with a bit of dark fruit and molasses. Some brown sugar mixed in too and certainly no hop character anywhere.
First sip reveals a fine tingly carbonation with an average body and slightly sticky texture.
Flavor is sweet and malty with dark roasted notes and a bit of brown sugar and molasses. A little bit of general sweetness and maybe coconut, but Im not sure. The beer is enjoyable flavorwise, while not being very complex, it is good. No hint of hops and the booze is covered well.
A decent beer and isnt flawed, but I would like some more complexity on this brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Rob_Arrieta
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this out of the bottle. Very little aroma, could not discern the coconut, which is a good thing. Feels watery in the mouth - definitely a brown ale vs. a denser porter. Overall, a very average beer, would not go out of my way to purchase again. RA

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Photo of BigFatOgre
3.04/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

I really don't like the mouth-feel on this one, a mix of chalk and oil. The actual taste isn't bad, but it's tough to discern the coconut, which is why I picked it up. Brewed with coconut sounded interesting.
While I don't regret this purchase, I certainly won't pick this one again and wouldn't recommend it to others.

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