Norm | Wormtown Brewery

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Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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).

Added by rudzud on 08-27-2012

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown almost black, a bit of lacing remains on top

S: chocolatey/roasty goodness with a bit of coffee and coconut

T: See above...

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Very dark brown, just a shade away from black. A creamy tan head persists nicely and leaves small spots of lacing trailing it.

S: Rich milk chocolate aromas, enticing wafts of toasted coconut. Malts lend nutty scents, hints of cola, caramel turtles, and mocha. Quick whiff of plum. The cocoa nibs and coconut combine to create the dominant aroma, which closely resembles an Almond Joy.

T: Rich flavor of cocoa nibs leaves a lasting and creamy milk chocolate impression. Cola and chewy caramel underneath. Nutty, toasty, and roasty. Dab of brown molasses. Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Toasted coconut bursts through and hits its apex middle to end. Very faint, tight hint of plum. Milk chocolate, cola, and toasted coconut on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Perhaps a bit thin, but the oats save it with a nice silky and creamy feel. Low carbonation.

O: A very hedonistic drinking experience, if I may borrow a wine term. What we have here is a well-rounded beer that is pleasurable in all respects and very easy to drink. Not the most complicated beer out there, but it's nice to be able to just enjoy drinking a beer without having to think about it too much. If you like Almond Joy candy bars, boy do I have a recommendation for you. A very memorable beer.

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Norm from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 179 ratings