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Newport Storm 2003 by Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
11.90 % ABV

Review by tavernjef on 11/10/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2010
Caramel colored pour, settles very dark mahogany with a murky glow of dark orange around the edges. Thin and loosely bubbled, wet sand colored cap sits briefly, keeps a slender collar at the rim. Slow dripping spotty lace.

What's this wonderful smell? Hmm...Gorgeous waft of molasses and caramel with a mighty play of port like nuances bringing in all sorts of deep and lush chocolate covered dark tropical fruits of raisin, plum, and starfruit and then there's ethanolic heat seeping around the corners too. Uff-da! Wow! Tangy and rich, warm and inviting, succulent and dense with alot O' malts. Lots!

The taste brings in a whole nother beast it seems; very tangy and sweetly dark tropical fruits are very dominant from front to back of raisin and plum with a slight roasted twinge coming through in certain aspects. The finish is remarkably complex with chocolate drizzling over the fruity malts and a port deepening heat drying it out. Which lets in some fine finishing spice and dry tangyness that just melts and sticks to back of the palate. Wow, nice finish. Port like with a speckle of Imperial stout in its character.

Feel is darkly sweet and richly tangy with malts, nearly full body, quite thick, middle is syrupy that floats off into the finish where dark and dry choclatey things appear and cover some of the malty sweetness but never enough, that fruit stuff just keeps poppin' through.

This is a really interesting concoction to say the least, hmm...a 12% dunkel, who would've thought? Newport Storm thought it would work and they were right. A nice brew to behold. I keep thinking its an Imperial Stout crossed with a Baltic Porter inbreeded with a Doppelbock or even an Eisbock. Who cares? You'll be swimming in malts either way you look at it. Yum!

Served In: Weizen Glass

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