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Norm - Wormtown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 37
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2012: Growler and tap only
2013: Growler, tap, and limited 22oz bottle release (120 12 bottle cases total, bottled on October 4).

(Beer added by: rudzud on 08-27-2012)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%

Tap at peppercorns
Darker colored thick creamy 1 finger head almost pitch black beer. Nice layered lacing.

Nose oh damn! Pure almond joy. Lots of dark chocolate and milk chocolate, lots of toasty coconut, little coffee ice cream and chocolate milk shake, caramel, light buttery vanilla and almost oak like presence probably from the coconut.

Taste starts luscious and creamy with lots more toasted coconut. Toasted and fresh shredded coconut, with again a light buttery coconut oil flavor. Then chocolate galore. Some dark and bakers but mostly creamy milk chocolate and cocoa butter, some vanilla again as well as coffee ice cream. Light oatmeal taste and feel to a hint of oatmeal cookie. Touch of caramel and toasty dough malt, and a hint nutty.Light cinnamon i think or that might be my imagination running away with me. A light bitterness on the finish with creamy silky feel, more chocolate and coconut galore lingering, a touch of booze toward the end as i swirl the beer around my mouth for what seems like ages.

Mouth is fuller bodied rich creamy silky smooth and sexy satin decent carb.

Overall deliiicious! I wish i could freeze it in the winter and skate on it, then melt it in the spring and drink it again. Also bathe in it and make clothes from it. I don't think it gave me as much of a hard-on as Rudzud, but I really enjoyed this beer. I really hope they bottle it.

08-28-2012 12:27:21 | More by jlindros
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S: chocolatey/roasty goodness with a bit of coffee and coconut

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M: I would have to say medium bodied slightly thick but nice

O: I heard and or read somewhere/someone mention" Almond Joy" and that is pretty accurate. I wasn't sure if I would like this as I'm not a fan of sweet tasting brews. I have to say this is a well balanced and very nice beer to drink... Cheers!

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Reviewing Norm from Wormtown Brewing Company out of Worcester, Massachusetts. Norm is an oatmeal stout brewed with cacao nibs and toasted coconut.

Score: 84

Fall 2013 vintage bottle served in a Hopslam snifter and enjoyed on 02/06/14.

Appearance: Pours a dark chocolate color with less than a finger of tan head off the pour. Solid, but unspectacular lacing and retention. 3.75/5

Smell: On the colder side, the aroma is very milky. Coconut milk with a hint of chocolate is the best characterization. As it warms up, however, the milkiness fades substantially and a roastiness comes through as the chocolate character also amplifies. By room temperature, the beer exudes the aroma of a freshly baked chocolate covered toasted coconut macaroon. At no point in the nose complex, but it's quite effective in its simplicity as it warms up. 4.75/5

Taste: The taste, unfortunately, has an opposite development as the aroma. At first, right out of the fridge, its a nice and creamy blend of toasted coconut and milk chocolate. However, as it warms up, it starts to taste a bit blander, with a 2% milk flavor upfront and a distinct metallic flavor in the finish. Like the nose, the taste is not very complex. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Super creamy mouthfeel, with a good viscosity. The carbonation level here is nice, although maybe a touch overdone. Nice balance overall on the flavor profile. 4.25/5

Overall: A nice beer that smells downright amazing as it sits out for a little bit, but falls apart taste-wise the more that it breathes and warms. I like the concept of this beer, and the nose and initial flavor are proof that it has a lot of potential, but the execution was lackluster and the metallic finish was a real turn off. My other bottle, which may have been from a different batch, was much worse and tasted like 2% milk and metal right out of the gate. Even at the nice price point I likely will not seek this one out again unless they can fix whatever is making this bottle have a metallic flavor.

Cost: $6 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Norm from Wormtown Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.