Newport Storm '06 | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm '06Newport Storm '06

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Doomcifer on 10-21-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by crwills:
Photo of crwills
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a sneak peak on this beer tonight at a tasting hosted by Derek from Newport Storm. I can't tell you how excited I was that he was generous enough to bring a bottle to try before has even hit the shelves.

Anyways, it was poured in sampling cups so i can't speak much of the head but it was a very hazy, light amber color. A gentleman at the tasting described it as looking like a lighter cider, and I'd say that was a pretty apt description.

The nose was just phenomenal. Smelled chocolatey, fruity, bready, maybe even slightly caramel. That doesn't even scratch the surface. Hugely complex aroma that I just couldn't stop smelling. The nose in itself was pure joy.

Then came the taste. Once again hugely complex. Notes of some fruitiness, chocolate, toffees, cherries, biscuity malts, some vanilla and big cognac flavors from the whiskey barrels. Alcohol burn that would be expected from such a big beer, but nothing overhwhelming as would be assumed beforehand from a brew with a 12%+ abv fresh. Oh, did I say complex?

Mouthfeel was rich, velvety, and creamy but maybe a little under-carbonated.

This beer is freaking phenomenal. I expected it to be good, but not spectacular, which it absolutely turned out to be. I can't praise it enough and am eager to pick up at least a few bottles as soon as it officially hits the shelves in a week or two. This is a beer that seems will age extremely well and I have every intention to do so.

Finally, I would like to note how great a guy Derek is. The guy exudes passion, is extremely knowledgable, very personable, and overall just a damn cool guy. He stuck around later than he had to, even though he had other engagements, and was kind enough to answer any questions thrown his way...Not to mention was generous to bring a promo of this exemplary '06 offering. Hats off to him.

Edit: Try some milk chocolate with this beer. It compliments each other AMAZINGLY!

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Photo of kingcrowing
2.36/5  rDev -35.7%
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.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.
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'.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.45/5  rDev -6%
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!

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Photo of auxiliary
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a very little head that fades quickly and leaves no lace on the glass, but I’ll attribute that to the age of the beer.

S: The aroma contains whiskey, alcohol, caramelized malts, vanilla and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of vanilla, caramel, whiskey and a little fruit. Then a significant alcohol sting comes in followed by a hearty malt character and the barrel-aging essence. Whatever hops presence had been there is completely gone but that is not unexpected given the style and the age of the beer nor does it seem to detract anything from the beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, very strong kick, decent representation of style, this one has held up decently with 8 years of age compared to some of the other releases in the series. Overall it’s with sipping on for a while, but if you still have it, I recommend drinking it soon.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of nouseforotacon
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of grub
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.42/5  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.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Derek
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5


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.

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Photo of EPseja
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of pinotboy007
2.24/5  rDev -39%
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of xgrigorix
4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
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!

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Photo of Fish113d
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of yelterdow
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +9%

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Newport Storm '06 from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 27 ratings