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Norweald Stout | Banded Horn Brewing Co.

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16
Ratings:
59
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
15.23%
 
 
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Norweald StoutNorweald Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Banded Horn Brewing Co.
Maine, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malty American Stout. Norweald covers the spread of dark malt flavors perfectly. Dark chocolate, charcoal, smoke, burnt toffee, cream, and caramel. Intense maltiness is balanced by roasted malts and just enough hops to taste.

Added by Todd on 02-17-2014

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 59
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Photo of bishopdc0
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

On Draft of Novare Res. Nitro in a shaker. This is a near perfect american stout. This beer is dry and has a fair hoppiness but is mostly stout. Starts sweet and creamy and finishes chocolate and coffee dry wow a surprise. The beer drinks easy and nice

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Photo of WeymouthMike
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on Saturday afternoon, poured into a snifter. This stout is just as dark as the rest, but a smallish tan head rises up and falls quickly leaving some spotty lacing.

Aroma is light, delicate, roasted malts with some fruit and chocolate. Flavor-wise this is a lighter stout. The roasted malts are restrained and instead the caramel malts shine a bit more. It's sweeter, bit of caramel and fruit, some unroasted coffee notes with a bit of milk chocolate.

This late into the spring season this stout is a nice reprieve from all the big roasty ones out there. Nice lighter body with sweeter flavor makes it a perfect spring stout.

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Photo of mjstacker
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 20, 2016.

Gorgeous near black pour under a short-lived tan head. Some lacing.

Muted aromas of dark roasted malts, a bit of vanilla, and an unfortunate yeasty-buttery character.

Light body.

Roasted malt forward taste with a moderate bitter after taste. Little in the way of sweetness and vanilla in the flavor.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 20holmbrew
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: black with a 1.5 finger head. Head quickly dissipated
S: lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Little smokiness. Smells awesome
T: quite hoppy. Getting a lot of chocolate.
M: mouthfeel a bit thin. A little creamy
O: Has lot of the flavors I enjoy in a stout.

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Photo of rjp217
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opieo
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drinkable but not noteworthy. Little burnt. Nothing special.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with thin tan top. Roast and bakers chocolate on the nose. Flavors are similar, but the roast is also made more bitter by too much hop presence. Mouthfeel is smooth, but the finish is a bit dry, and bracing in the throat. I'll skip this one. Their IPAs are fantastic though.

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Photo of weeare138
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of illpass78
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft in a mason jar at Local Sprouts in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: It's a deep black with a short coffee-colored head.

Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, earth, some hops.

Taste: Roasty and chocolatey with a bitter hoppy finish. I like this a lot. Coffee and slight creamy sweetness also there.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full bodied.

Overall: Terrific stout. Had been wanting to try this for a while. Didn't disappoint.

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Photo of ethricdouble
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Eyes: Very dark brown of course, but with an almost purple tinge. A thin, tan head that dissipates rather quick and laces the glass just a little bit.
Nose: Subdued, with little hop presence. Vanilla and bakers chocolate are very forward. Some biscuity, toasty notes. A unique rolling tobacco aroma.
Taste: Toast, chocolate, biscuit and caramel with piny, relatively bitter hops on the aftertaste. I get no dried fruit or anything from this one. It differs from other stouts in that I feel you can really taste the river water but maybe that's just me reading it on the label. It could also be due to the slightly lighter body.
Feel: Moderately low carbonation. A little thin on the body as aforementioned.
Overall a very american stout that's good for an afternoon on the porch if you don't feel like drinking anything session-y. Left me wanting a little more from it but that's okay. You don't always need a really rich stout.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Black with a big blanket blanket of tan foam atop. Smells like roast malt, chocolate, carmelized sugar, dark roast coffee and hazelnut - this is what a stout should smell like. Smooth. Tastes like dark malt up front but doesn't get roasty until the finish. Dark roast coffee fade.

Beats Cadillac Mountain for the prominent Maine stout in my opinion.

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Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xzymurgist
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CSeavey64
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Neorebel
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bitter choc aroma. Flavor-wise, I am enjoying bitter chocolate and coffee aspects, with a decent amount of hops in here as well. It's got a creamy finish. Pretty unique brew!

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Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent stout. Lots of floaties. If I got this at a local brew pub it would be serviceable. Dry Irish/English like stout feel. Lower carbonation, sips smooth.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meb3476
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Norweald Stout from Banded Horn Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.