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Norm - Wormtown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

120 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 38
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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1/5  rDev -76.1%

ShanePB, Aug 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

rab53, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

csustar001, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Dhamma73, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of gueuzedreg
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark nutty brown, medium lacing no legs.

S- Oatmeal malty backbone, with smallest amounts of roasty chocolate and lesser of vanilla

T- Funky aftertaste; probably my lack of non ba oatmeal stout drinking. Oatmeal, and then follows the nose with the smallest amount of chocolate and vanilla in the back.

M- Light, but that is to be expected. Medium carb, but def present down the throat.

O- A pretty fair oatmeal stout. There are some things to improve on here with the presence of chocolate and vanilla, and making this one a bit smoother and thicker.

gueuzedreg, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Psychmusic, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Bassman2019, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ms11781, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

MLaVioletteJr, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of jegross2
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

jegross2, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of silentjay
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown to black poured with almost no head. lacing is okay and retention isn't the best.. could be a glassware cleanliness issue.

coconut, mounds bars, coconut, a bit of milk chocolate, and just a touch of coconut. very one-dimensional

starts off with coconut, then goes real sweet with more coconut, and ends with coconut and more sweetness.

medium bodied and creamy which suits the style okay... maybe a bit thin.

I guess they got what they were trying to produce, but I think I need to get checked for diabetes. would have like a more roasty background to balance the sweetness.

silentjay, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Norm from Wormtown Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.