Norm | Wormtown Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
NormNorm
BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
177 Ratings
NormNorm
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
wormtownbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,859
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
177
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
21
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of RAlmeida77
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bourassa23
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benzalman
3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Plissken
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanG3
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyB
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Petegrieco
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schmuckles
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like a typical stout. Dark and thick. Minimal head and very light lacing. Has a good stout aroma. Taste is a real dark chocolate just sweet enough with hints of coconut. Not a bad stout for the flavoring. If you like chocolate than this is definitely a stout you should try.

 286 characters

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshcarl
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Chico1985
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cam for sharing good beers that fly under my radar on a regular basis.

A - Blackish pour, small beige head. A ring and bits of lace remain at the end.

S - Very coconut forward, good authentic shaved coconut type deal, nice chocolate cookie going on as well. Toasty fresh/out of the oven baked goods.

T - Perhaps even more coconutty, impressive amount of straight up shaved coconut, coconut milk, coconut cookie, etc. Chocolate, slight roast, a bit of a milk stout vibe, toasty malts.

M -Silky smooth, medium carbonation, good oily body that suits the flavors quite nicely.

O - Really impressive coconut flavor. Maybe a little over the top and a one trick pony with the coconut/chocolate punch. But admittedly quite good.

 737 characters

Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cbutova
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Bomber poured to three glasses at a mini-tasting with a black body where light pierces just the very edge. The mocha crown builds up to just about two fingers with a foamy, frothy consistency. Fairly good head retention and large webs of lacing.

S- A massive blast of toasted coconut pretty much owns the nostrils with Samoa cookies immediately coming to mind. With some time the coconut takes a bit of a step back and allows a dusty, cocoa powder richness to open up. Coconut and chocolate here.

T- Coconut is the main driving force and I hate to say it again but Samoa cookies really come to mind, in a good way. Oily, shredded dried coconut. Cocoa nibs seems to gain more and more strength with each sip and eventually it finds its place in the flavor. Slight caramel sweetness, roast grains and some earthy hops.

MF- Fairly thick bodied with probably the slickest, most oily feel I have found in a beer. A chewy puffiness comes with the medium level of carbonation that provides a certain richness to the huge dessert flavors. Bitter cocoa powder finish.

Coconut pretty much says it all. Toasted, oily and decadent mixture of heavy chocolate and massive coconut, dessert comes in beer form once again.

 1,212 characters

Photo of Mikeynas
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BigOldOaf
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of SweetChicken
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GuidedByBill
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Norm from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 177 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.