Newport Storm '07 | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm '07Newport Storm '07

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Contrary to the ‘04’, we strived to brew the darkest concoction The Newport Storm Brewery has ever made. To achieve this, we used 7 types of malts and 7 types of hops to really celebrate the year! Dark as night, this brew has loads of complex coffee and toffee notes and pours with low carbonation to really emphasize the sweet malty flavors! Excellent with rich chocolate desserts or by itself while sitting by a warming winter’s fire.

68 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of jlindros
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Dark syrupy molasses color

Nose syrupy aged molasses and caramel, little toffee and nutty, faint candy cocoa, some oxidation

Taste is syrupy malt, toffee and candy, candy syrup, oxidation, little bitter, paper and cardboard, etc.

Mouth syrupy no carb, boozy.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The bottle has lost a small bit of volume over time.
The beer pours a very dark brown color with fizzy tan head of a surface layer that fades immediately leaving only a slight island of wispy bubbles.
Dark chocolate and some raisin and plum mixed with a bit of roasted note and a little so sauce character. maybe went too far with this one. But I will press on.
The first sip reveals a big robust body with silky smooth texture and almost no carbonation, like a cask ale, probably due to some gas escaping the bottle.
The feel of the beer is very pleasant and enjoyable.
The flavor is better than anticipated after the soy notes on the nose. I get some dry bakers chocolate and a bit of molasses, also dark fruit, plums and raisins and a fairly big hit of booze on the finish.
I think this beer would have been better a few years ago and am disappointed I held it so long. IT is still a pretty enjoyable beer even if past its prime. That definitely cant be said about all beers that have cellared for too long.
anybody have a barrel that has been taken care of? I suspect that would be an awesome find.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a deep brown color nearly black. The head is just a few bubbles. The retention and lacing were non-existent. The smell of the beer is boozy, it's got some barrel aged aromas, there is some fermented dark fruit aromas in there too. The taste of the beer has some roasted, sweet wooden and slightly smokey flavors. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, the carbonation is very light. This beer feels like an aged Barley Wine. Overall it's a moderately complex beer. It was a good beer to sip on for a long time.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Brett for bringing this one out. 750ml blue bottle; corked, no cage. There definitely seems to be some cork shrinkage on this one as a bit of the volume has receded. Served in a tulip. Pours an opaque black with no head, just a bubbly band around the shoulders. Nose suggests chocolate malt and a slightly vinous character as well as wet cardboard. Taste is a bit off - same qualities in the nose are also in the flavor profile; however, there's also an ashy char and something a little vegetal and oxidized. I also get a bit of molasses and brown sugar at the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with an almost still carbonation and a trace of acidity. Overall, I'd have to say that this beer is past its prime. Not sure what it was like fresh, but based on the cork shrinkage and the slightly off flavors, there was definitely some oxygen exposure here. If you have it, drink it - it's not going to get any better.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.61/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby...

A: It should be noted this beer comes in a corked wine bottle with no cap or cage, and is maybe 85% full. The beer itself is a murky dark brown color with no head.

S: Smells sort of like I expected. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, and oxidation--cardboard to be specific. It's got a bit of a dusty smell to it which is really off-putting. Maybe a hint of anise and booze.

T: Not much better in terms of the flavor. The dust and cardboard really come through here. Decent caramel and chocolate, but there's a definite soy sauce thing going on as well.

M: Medium in body with very minimal carbonation (obviously).

O: Not sure if this was ever good, but it certainly isn't now.

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Photo of stakem
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to ClockworkOrange for sharing this brew on 12/11/10.

Poured from a corked cobalt blue bottle (oh boy, last time an experience started this way it wasnt pretty) into a snifter. This brew appears a dark brown color with some clarity and lighter brown showing through the edges. Swirls release the faintest amount of tiny bubbles with no head formation or lacing effect.

The aroma is chocolate malt and quite oxidized. The total summation of this nose is quite musty in character with a faint indication of citrus hops and alcohol. More whiffs of this brew reiterate on the chocolate aspect which as it warms starts to smell more like licorice.

The taste of this brew is musty like the aroma suggested. It has a slightly unpleasant mildue-ish flavor mixed with roasty malt. Some booziness is evident along with quite an oxidized quality. A lingering flavor of musty grain is left in the mouth. As it warms, some fruit flavors come forward like plum/raisin. All the while, there is an evident backing of alcohol and musty roasted grain.

This is a medium bodied brew with almost no carbonation. It is pretty much still both in the mouth and visually. There is plenty of booze evident in this brew and the drinkability is fairly hurt by the lack of carbonation and musty grain aspect. I don't know if the packaging was a failure here or if this brew is just over the hill but I didn't like it all that much. Regardless I appreciated the opportunity to try this brew, thanks again Jason.

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Photo of fastpass17
2.72/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

corked 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle. 10.8% abv

Appearance: dark brown no head.

Smell: like cognac, prunes, alcohol

Taste: raisins, cognac, sweet, cloying

Mouthfeel: sappy, syrupy, thick in the back of the mouth.

Drinkability: one 3 ounce pour is plenty.

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Photo of strengthdoc
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer came in a cool looking blue corked bottle. The beer poured very dark brown with no head at all. The mouthfeel was medium with a slightly buttery feel and little carbonation more of a wine mouthfeel than beer. The taste is very mild of licorice and raisin with a finish of alcohol warmth and a slight floral hoppiness.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was actually a pick not made by me, but when I opened the fridge and let anyone pick what they wanted this is what came out. Served chilled and poured into oversized wine glasses, this one was consumed on 12/31/2009.

The pour was lackluster at best. Dark caramel in color with no head at all. Even the hardest pour I could come up with produced only light bubbles that dropped out of sight just as quickly as they popped up. Aroma was pleasant at first with notes of oak, hints of vanilla and bourbon along with a pleasant butterscotch tone, though I have to admit it turned kind of light as time went on, and took on an almost cardboard like smell at times. Thin feel, completely flat with only the slightest bit of thickness to it led me to belive I was in trouble now. Caramel and oak notes coming across on the tongue now, hints of vanilla and a nice bit of light toffee but really just nothing bowling me over here, I had really expected more. Alcohol was well hidden though and this lended to it a liittle bit.

Overall this really is a confusing beer. First off it is a barel aged barleywine not a stout, second its flat, and third seems to just not have any real direction. All and all, not bad, but it struggles to find itself.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

So here's my 2nd go-around with the storm series of blue bottle specials. I found the 08 to be a bit muddled. It is now Oct. 27, 2009, maybe time has been kind to the 07. 750ml blue glass bottle into wide snifter.

A- A deep, deep brown... as close to black as it can be without being so. ZERO head, and that's with an aggressive pour. Thin, tiny bubbles are sparse on the surface of this one, and it almost looks like coffee. I guess at over 10% I might be hoping for too much.

S- Sweet, complex, a bit boozy.... interesting. Mild dark fruits (like candied plums) are here, faint cocoa nibs and a bitter coffee base come through.

T- Follows the nose. A bit of a hybrid between a quad and a RIS, I'd have to say. Pretty complex flavors going on here. At first I taste the tartness and rich candied sweetness of dark fruit. There's a mild baking chocolate essence, and the finish reminds me of Peche Mortel, just a little bit more reserved. Still, full-flavored and very tasty. I'm really impressed at the complexity here. Kind of like a dessert beer-wine-liqueur.

M- Ugh. Where's the carbonation? Probably the most under-carbonated beer I've ever had. Would have done wonders at moving the flavors around the mouth. As it is, this is a crucial flaw that really makes this beer lose serious points. ABV is blended well, though.

D- Moderate. Glad I tried this, prob. won't pick up another one. Very interesting, very unique, but the lack of carbonation keeps this one from being more than tasty and interesting with a near-horrible mouthfeel.

Keep trying, guys. You'll get a grand slam one of these days.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to far333 for this extra.
I do disagree with the style as listed on BA. More of a strong ale or bwine.

Poured a lighter black, more of a deep brown, decent caronation w/ no real head but a foamy ring around the glass. Nose is alcohol, dried fruits. taste is still very warm for a 2 yr beer. Lots of dried fruits, alcohol, cocoa, vanilla, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is thinner but ok and warming. Drinkability is average for whatever style this is.

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Photo of gford217
2.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750mL blue corked bottle courtesy of Alldaydrinker, poured into a snifter.

An extremely aggressive pour yields a small collection of large bubbles which recedes immediately and leaves a tiny collar and some legs down the sides. The color isn't quite black in the glass with mahogany showing through the edges.

The aroma is heavy on the sweet toffee, chocolate and dark burnt malts and it smells almost like an old barleywine with definite hints of oxidation. There are hints of coffee as well, but not much.

The oxidation is much more prevalent in the taste with tons of cardboard. There are hints of the underlying espresso and dark malts, but there's an overpowering abrasive bitterness that is pretty offputting. Only the finish resembles an impy stout with the chocolate and coffee coming out with a strong booze presence.

The mouthfeel is watery and slick with no hint of carbonation. It's almost completely still.

I have to imagine this bottle has seen much better days, but as it is, this is not a very good beer. There are only rare glimpses of a beer that could be considered an impy stout and the rest of it is a mess.

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Photo of greg202stewart
1.8/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured a dark brown similar to an imperial stout in appearance. The smell was strong like wine. It was extremely bitter and there were too many sharp flavors coming at you at once. I tried to slip it slow but it still tasted terrible and there was absolutely no way to savor this one. This ranks next to the worst beer I've ever had.

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Photo of far333
2.97/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Murky brown with zero head despite a vigorous pour. Poured out like bottled water. Some soapy bubbles form around the insides of the glass.

Sharp aroma of burnt espresso, burnt rubber, some tart cherry.

Flavor of cocoa and espresso, tart cherry and currant, plus a gradual alcohol warming. Very boozey, with port characteristics.

Flat and watery mouthfeel, very thin, no body.

Below average drinkability. I paid $9.25 for this bottle, wish I had read the reviews before purchasing. That was a crime.

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Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not too complex, this light bodied anniversary beer did not deliver on a blend of seven hops or seven malts. Little carbonation and no head. It was corked and stored well.The smell and taste of dark chocolate, it was soya salty and not too sweet. Dark colour.

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Photo of brentk56
3.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a dark chocolate brown color with ruby highlights but, as others have commented, no head

Smell: Oh, what this could have been - dark chocolate, dark fruit (figs and prunes), dark coffee

Taste: Dark chocolate up front, with the dark fruits appearing shortly thereafter; by mid-palate, the alcohol starts to impact the flavor; after the swallow, the chocolate and coffee elements provide a flavorful finish, but it tastes slightly chalky

Mouthfeel: Thick body but flat; warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: Perhaps Coastal Extreme got confused by the wine bottle and the cork into thinking this was supposed to be an extreme wine; I'm surprised that after all these years, they seem to have such quality control issues with their products

Thanks, TheManiacalOne, for the opportunity

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Photo of brdc
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Imstillthegman for the bottle, had 05 and 08mtr.

Poured into a snifter, it is quite flat, no head, no lacing and no carbonation - both vintages.
Quite dark, some burgundy highlights, and a bourbon like aroma, dark malts, chocolate and caramel.
Nearly full bodied but the absolute lack of carbonation imapirs the mouthfeel significantly. Aging essentially eliminated the heat, but otherwise unchanged. Good, but disappointing.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pours no head so no lace. Almost black color, some mahogany highlights. No carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses nose. Flavor is molasses and alcohol. Nice flavor but a huge disappointment without the carbonation. Blue corked bottle. Pricey at $11.99 for a 750ml bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.

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Photo of jjayjaye
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque darkness with little head and less lacing. The smell is sweet and boozy, vanilla cherry aromas. The mouth feel is on the lighter side with an almost watery character. Full flavored, the taste is malty but without the support of a reasonable mouth a barrel aged nature overwhelms. It finishes on the light side too but the 10.8% ABV provides a substantial warming cue on the way down. Not a pour but i'm not going back for more.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage bottle:

A super dark brown brew, nearly black with almost no head. Aromas of deep roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, maybe a bit of port or sherry and a faint trace of woody. Taste of malt bomb complexity, hops in teh background but truly sit down. Awesome complexity of dark fruit flavors with a nice spiciness in the mid pallate. Mouthfeel is thick and warming in the back of the throat. Drinkability remains good, especially when considering the abv...

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Photo of soccerman7
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Extremely dark brew with no head (common for their storms)

Smell - nice chocolate nose. some sweet malt and oak. Sherry notes.

Taste - Very nice deep chocolate flavor. a bit of oak and wine elements. a touch of smoke. nice complexity.

Mouthfeel - A very approachable big beer. once it opened up it became noticeably smoother. a bit dry with the oak.

Drink - very nice and interesting beer. worth a bottle to try.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

Cool looking bottle but it's almost as big a pain in the ass to get to the contents as the Cellar Reserve series from Grand Teton.

I finally got to pour it and it it pours a very dark brown, almost no foam at all and no lacing. I tried reading the bottle but blue writing on a blue bottle makes it too difficult.

The smell is sweetish with a pretty big whiff of caramel malt, some chocolate and coffee and slight notes of...bourbon?

The taste has a strong flavour of coffee and toffee with some chocolate, raisins, and what I think is oak. Tastes like it was bourbon aged or something but I guess it could be just plain alcohol.

The mouthfeel *just* crosses into medium territory and the carbonation is close to be nonexistant. That's kind of a bummer for me. It finishes with some dark fruity semi sweetness. It's a pretty strong brew but I can't say I get that much warming after the swallow. Interesting brew. Interesting and weird. I think even a low level of carbonation would perk this baby up and make it more drinkable. Still, it *does* have some nice flavours going on....

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this bottle in my cellar since last year, today seemed like the day to pop her open.

Pours a dark brown/black with no head at all. Not sure if the carbonation leaked out of the cork, or if it never had any to begin with. The aroma is intense. Lots of Molasses, chocolate, alcohol, citrus hops, and wine like smells going on here. Taste has a bit of alcohol, chocolates coffee. What I'm really missing is the roasted barley. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy/oily and the body is thick. Overall its not bad, nothing to write home about, but certainly good enough to drink it all down.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle, probably a XMas present from my friend Kris. Thanks, man. Blue bottle, corked.

Poured into a large glass chalice, exhibited minimal, short-lived head, over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Leggy, small bubbled lace, when/if present. Aroma is rich dark maltiness with evidence of alcohol, figs and raisins, perhaps? Taste follows the nose, although no alcohol flavor, just warmth after the swallow. Mouthfeel could be better with a bit more carbonation, but this bottle is better than my last. Drinkability is alright, but could be better. Either this one has improved with a bit of age, or I'm feeling generous tonight...

1/2/08 - 3/4/4/1/1.5
750ml bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Blue bottle, corked.

Poured into a large glass chalice, exhibited some slight bubbling, but nothing I would call a head, over the opaque dark brown brew. Just a few bubbles around the rim now, with swirling exhibiting more legs than lace. Aroma is rich dark maltiness with evidence of alcohol. Taste agrees with the nose, hearty dark sweetness to start, maybe some raisins in the middle, moderate alcohol at the close, and ample warming afterwards. Mouthfeel just kills this for me, a flavorful stout like this screams to have some sort of bubbling. Drinkability is quashed by same. Not sure how long it will take to finish this bottle, but longer than it should.

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Photo of Durge
3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A brown-black color with minor off-white head and some modest lace. It has a solid coffee/frangelica aroma. It tastes of peat coffee, sweet raspberry/grape, spruce and plenty of alcohol warmth. It is pretty thick stuff but it's fairly drinkable. A good sipper but maybe not quite up to the price tag.

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Newport Storm '07 from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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