Newport Storm '07 | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm '07Newport Storm '07

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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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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3/5  rDev -8.3%

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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of far333
2.97/5  rDev -9.2%
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 +9.2%
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 mikesgroove
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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 soccerman7
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.32/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 12/27/07 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of strong dark fruits, dark chocolate and roasted dark malts. Are you getting the “dark” theme yet?

T: The taste is fruity and sweet with flavors of berries and chocolate. It’s very malty but not as much as you would expect from a big stout, even though it does have a strong alcohol sting. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and dangerously smooth for a beer with 10.80% ABV, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, clean finish where you would expect it to be sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style. I normally don’t drink too many stouts, but then next I’m in the mood for one, this beer would be on my short list of choices.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
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 Saunapoika
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Very excited to give this one a shot. I waited for just the right afternoon to pop the cork and give it a go...the first sign something wasn't quite right was while popping the cork, there was no pressure on the other side...

Appearance: Black, very black. The only place you could see through was at the rim of my glass. Great looking beer except for the lack of any head.

Smell: Dark chocolate, heavy molasses to the point where it is akin to soy sauce. Not bad, just extremely malty in the nose with no hop presence at all.

Taste: Chocolate, molasses, raisins, even a hint of tobacco in there. Warming of alcohol in the aftertaste. I'm impressed with it but I feel like I'm testing out one of my homebrews while racking to the carbonation detracts from the taste. Not perfectly balanced with the acclaimed amount of hops.

Mouthfeel: Sorry for the low score here but the lack of carbonation really disappointed me. Left me feeling like I had just had a glass of chocolate molasses. Very slick feel to it.

Drinkability: I was really looking forward to this one and ended up disappointed. I'm guessing this would be really be good with the proper volume of CO2. Maybe the cork had something to do with it. I see one other review had the same issue.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.53/5  rDev +8%
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 jdhilt
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
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 womencantsail
2.61/5  rDev -20.2%
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 jaxon53
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of fastpass17
2.72/5  rDev -16.8%
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 johnnnniee
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
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 GClarkage
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of stakem
2.89/5  rDev -11.6%
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 YankChef
2.85/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap (yes on tap) poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: absolutely no head whatsoever, beer basically looks uncarbonated. very dark brown, not quite black. There is some light passing through and there are reddish hues.

Aroma: Serious alcohol aromas as well as some fruity ones, beer smells very funky.

Taste: Upfront there is some hints of subtle vanilla and strong cherry. There are also hybrid chocolate-fruit flavors. There is basically no carbonation its like drinking a cask-conditioned beer.

Overall: Very unique and i was glad to have the experience (especially for 5 bucks at a bar) but i would never pay the full price for this beer. I would have to guess that coastal extreme made this one with strict intentions of it it being aged a long time. If you have a bottle wait at least a year before drinking it, i would even have to say 3+.

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

Revisited: 26 Feb 11

I've had this bottle sitting around for over 3 years.

Poured into a chalice a black color, some carbonation, little fizzy off-white head, very little lacing, but a big oil slick in the middle of the glass. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes. The taste is malty slightly sweet, nice chocolate/toffee note, and some nice licorice notes. Medium Body. Drinkable, this one is tasting pretty good today.

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne and ybnorml for this one.

750ml Blue Cobalt Bottle

The cork is a bitch to remove, I could not get it out, so I pushed it in.

Pours a nice dark brown color, very minimal carbonation, basically no head or sticky lacing. The nose is malty, very slight alcohol, toffee/coffee and caramel. The taste is malty, toffee/coffee/caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew, but a different Stout at that. To me this one did not live up to the 05 and 06.

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Photo of Durge
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
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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Photo of waughbrew
1.92/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pretty cobalt blue bottle, like all the yearly specials from Newport Storm.
This one pours black with no head. Almost no bubbles. Dead. The aroma is molasses, scotch, and syrup. Earthy, dark wood in the process of being stained. Smells dangerous. Tastes like carob? Sweet, but vegetal in its finish. Slick, rough, and dirty tree sap. This is listed as a stout, but besides being black this does not have any of the stout characteristics. This is wacky, but not wacky in a way that I like. Wacky in a way that I poured most of the bottle down the drain. Again, the molasses combined with strong alcohol presence came across as just a mess. The only other "beverage" that this one ended up reminding me of was Sam Adams's Triple Bock. Maybe I just don't get what this beer is going after.

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Photo of brdc
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
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 brentk56
3.07/5  rDev -6.1%
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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