Newport Storm '10 | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first Annual Limited Release beer of the new decade provides a bit of mischevious deception. This pitch black brew visually indicates a beer dominated by roasted and malty flavors. However, one sip will reveal that this beer is all about the Fuggle hop. A total of 74 IBUs of hops spice up the aroma and bitter this big ale. Although still quite balanced by the large amount of pale malt used to build the base for this beer, it is clear that this black liquid was built to feature the hops and not the malt. As with each of its predecessors, it has taken us extra time to make this brew, so be sure to savor each unique sip. Our first Annual Limited Release beer of the new decade provides a bit of mischevious deception. This pitch black brew visually indicates a beer dominated by roasted and malty flavors. However, one sip will reveal that this beer is all about the Fuggle hop. A total of 74 IBUs of hops spice up the aroma and bitter this big ale. Although still quite balanced by the large amount of pale malt used to build the base for this beer, it is clear that this black liquid was built to feature the hops and not the malt. As with each of its predecessors, it has taken us extra time to make this brew, so be sure to savor each unique sip.

74 IBU

Added by TheManiacalOne on 12-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found this one sitting on the shelf of some crappy south boston liquor store. Figured I'd make a $14 gamble at shelf-aging. Let's see how this one turns out...

A: Cork comes out with only the slightest hiss. Pours almost pure black with just the tiniest of light brown heads, despite a very aggressive pour. Fades to nothing almost immediately. Very little lacing.

S: Get a chalky bit of char from the roasted malt. Some dark fruits to boot. Some...dusty smell? Nothing is bad, but a little alarming.

T: Hmph. Again, a dusty, chalky kind of taste but mixed in with decent roasted malt. Mostly char with some chocolate. Get some metallic twang and some cardboard on the back end mixed in. Roasty char in the finish. No indication as to the alcohol at all and no sign of the original hoppines.

M: Fairly heavy but not nearly as heavy as you'd expect for 12%. Lifeless due to very low carbonation.

O: Meh. If this beer were ever any good, I can't say. But as for a shelf-aged version, it's pretty much crap. Cardboard and metallic flavors ruin what could have been a somewhat decent beer. I drain poured it. It seems like it had potential at one point in time.

Funnily enough, no picture uploaded after almost 3 years. Figured I'd take pity and at least do that, since it has a cool bottle and all (nice color).

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Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to someone for sharing this at the most recent Freetail bottle release party. Sorry for not remembering who provided it.

The beer pours a deep brown to black color with a tan head. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes but I also, somewhat surprisingly, get some dark fruit notes. I don't get any kind of hop notes in the aroma.

The flavor is a mix of piney and orange citrus hops with some roasted malt and chocolate notes. I also get some sweetness from the caramel malt.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. A pretty good Black IPA.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of richbrew
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains floral hops, roasted malts, some chocolate, some citrus and some dark fruit.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of chocolate and dark fruit followed by a very hearty roasted malt character. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. It's not quite as strong as the smell leads you to expect but it brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very flavorful, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong and very well-disguised kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice high-octane Black IPA that is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

SAmpling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. Starts of pouring with the cork disintegrating and splitting in half. Had to pull the second half out of the bottleneck. No pop, swish, fizz on removal of cork. Slightly tart smell on the cork.
Beer pours a dark brownhue, almost black, very little wispy tan head even with an aggressive pour.
Aroma is roasted malt and a little dark cocoa, I also get some booze showing up and some anice. Maybe a little earthy hop character, but in general the nose isnt overly robust.
First sip reveals a fairly thick body and very fine carbonation. Flavor is roasted dark malt and molasses, a little brown sugar and coffee ground. Booze is also present and the hops are not.
This beer has probably changed since fresh as the hops seem to have faded away. Fine with me as I like the malty brew that I am drinking now. Glad to have had the chance to consume this beer. It is drinking fairly easy for a more robust beverage too. Just dont come looking for hops.

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Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours near black with only the dimmest of light coming through. Beige head that settles to a thin layer of minute bubbles. Leaves ample lace after every sip.

An unusual smell that I'm struggling to identify. There are the usual suspects: flowery hop, darker toasted malts. No alcohol presence. Okay, the unusual smell comes closest to the smell of my old Lionel Train set. That is to say it reminds me of the special oil that was placed on the interconnecting track. I know that isn't a very helpful description, but it's the most accurate.

The alcohol shows up in the taste, particularly in the swallow. The brew starts like a brown ale with a darker, but dry-ish, malts. The hop kick shows up in the swallow; it's fairly one-dimensional flavor-wise. Very rich body with some oiliness from the alcohol. The carbonation is low, but keeps the beer from being cloy.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bruachan
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

blackness. good finger of foam to start, and now i'm looking at a sudsy film with tan collar creeping up the glass

very dark smelling but far from astringent. almost...fruity. toffee

so...i haven't sampled many of this style. how is it different from a hoppy light-bodied porter? continental hops, it would seem: licorice, gesha root (dfh reference)? strong bitterness from whatever kind of hop produces an extremely strong effect when used heavily for bitterness

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Photo of Wasatch
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

750ml Blue Bottle

Poured into a Westy glass a very nice black color, very nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy/fizzy light tan head, with some nice oil slicks, small islands, and sticky lacing left behind. The nose is very nice malty, with a very nice touch of hops, licorice, some chocolate/toffee notes, and caramel. The taste is malty, sweet, very nice little hop note to balance it out, licorice, some dark stuff, and caramel. Medium Body, nice little bitter ending, the ABV is hidden very well. Very Drinkable, this is an awesome little brew, glad I got a chance to try it. Thanks Mark.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MA08
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Damian for the opportunity to try this one. 750ml corked and waxed bottle served in a tulip. Wax was copious and intact; however, the cork, while damp, was blackened and slightly cruddy. No carbonation pop present on the cork pull. Pours slightly darker than cola with a similar clarity and a loose, sudsy, tan-colored head that dissipates into a soapy slick and clusters of bubbles around the edges. Tiny spots and spatters of lacing are present during the tasting. Nose is not really what I anticipated - notes of cocoa, toffee, a light earthiness and perhaps a mild vinous quality. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a light, peppery character. Taste is somewhat reminiscent of a tootsie roll. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a somewhat still carbonation and a slightly oily texture. I have to say that I'm shocked at how much I like this beer and how well it has held up. The hops character is more or less gone and this comes off as more of an American Strong Ale at this point. Overall, this beer is well worth your time if you can still find them on the shelves. I haven't been this pleasantly surprised by a beer in a while. A real sleeper. Alcohol is dangerously well-hidden as well.

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Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ScottP
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very respectable black hue. Only the outermost edges of the beer yield any brown coloration. A fluffy head slowly dies away as time elapses. Laces well.

S-Powerful blast of floral and pine hops. Thick dark malts also are detectable. Some alcohol is noted as well.

T-Strong wallop of roastiness and chocolate. The bitter hop attack sets in quickly afterwards. More balanced than I expected. I get an almost scented soapy flavor as well. Booze is present but at %12 it is masked quite well. Definately a big beer. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste that lasts for quite a long time.

M-Quite heavy-bodied. Well carbonated. Somewhat resiny finish.

D-At %12, splitting one of these 750ml is the perfect amount. There is much to be said at how well the booze is masked.

Honestly better than expected. Quite happy with the result.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 01/02/11 notes. Brought to a local tasting by nmann08; thanks Nate.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with an inch of tan head.

s - Smells of faded citrus hops and faded pine. Very weak and lacking.

t - Tastes of orange, citrus hops, chocolate, and roasted malts. A major step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - An ok black IPA. I enjoyed the taste but thought the smell was faded and lacking. Wouldn't seek out or buy but if someone brought this to a tasting I'd give another shot.

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Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml blue glass bottle into wide tulip.

A- It's carbonated! Sorry, but the last few blue bottle anniversaries have been low-carbed. This one has a great 2-finger oatmeal cookie head... good sticky retention.

S- Deep dark malts, caramel, piny hoppiness.

T- Great hop bill.. Earthy and bitter, a bit herbal. Lots of bold roastiness here. Chocolate, dark fruit.. Somehow with all the flavors the ABV drops from sight.

M- Perfect carbonation, no sign of ABV. Body is decadent but carbonation keeps it from dragging.

D- Oh so tasty. My favorite of the blue bottles by far. This is a great take on black IPAs- a double black IPA if those exist.

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Newport Storm '10 from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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