Norweald Stout | Banded Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Banded Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bandedhorn.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,069
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
81
pDev:
8.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Abstractspirit
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Black bodied beer from the regs can into my tulip. A head ascends to a few inches high with a thick, luscious creamy texture and great retention; hardly ever fully dies. Massive webs of lace.

S- Rides the line of roast, smoky, toasted and sweet very well. Ashy, black barley leads the way with a heavy roast note off the top opening up to slight smoke, toasted grains, coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla sweets, nuts and chocolate chip cookies.

T- Again, the roasted grains bring the ruckus and lead the beer's flavor profile with a very darkened to burnt grain feel that does well with contesting from caramel, toasted nut, milk chocolate, espresso and toffee malt notes. The sweetness and some citrus, earthy hop notes come next and it all balances out quite nicely into one solid package.

MF- Silky and luscious medium body. The beer feels really soft on the palate and especially creamy and chewy. Ends with a hoppy burnt bitterness.

For a mid-low ABV by today's stout standards this brew packs a ton of flavor from the kilned barley with a noticeable but not interfering hop profile. One of the more memorable no frills stouts out of New England in some time.

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Photo of mattycasey
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery

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Photo of kkazemi
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown color close to black color with a nice looking eggshell white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Foamy spider web lace. The aroma had some burnt toast bold and up front with some thick roasted malty tones and then coffee grounds and a delicate cocoa powder. Light breadiness. Some ash/charcoal. The flavor yields to the burnt toast and brings in the roasty malty tones in a semi-sticky sort of low-riding sweet fashion. Ash/charcoal again. Rugged roasty aftertaste with a semi-chalky dry finish. On the palate, this one sat a tad lighter in body than expected for what I hoped would be a really nice American stout. Good carbonation. ABV felt right. Overall, an American stout with a bolder burnt toastiness to it than expected.

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Photo of LoudRed
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of mmorris15
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at rail trail
Nice creamy rich darker head retains forever, tons of lacing, almost pitch black

Nose tons of roast, little smoke, toasted malts, dark choc, little toasted cereal and cocoa pebbles, creamy milk choc oats

Taste loads of roast, little char, very dark choc cocoa and toasted cereal, little bitter spicy hop, hint of smoke, big char, chewy creamy notes.

Mouth is creamy med bod, decent carb.

Overall solid stout, nice roasty malt with acrid, good hop bitterness.

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Photo of Gatch
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Rail Trail in Hudson.

This is a proper stout! Super roasty and malty with a hint of hops and none of the bitter or watery finish found in many beers of this style. My first beer from this brewery and very impressed.

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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doremite
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrovelli
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRed
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in body with khaki head that stays. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, earth, some dark fruit. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, some earth, herbs, little grass. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

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

Black with coca cola-like head.

Aroma: slight roasted notes, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate.

Taste: lactose?, faint roasted malts, slight chocolaty quality to it, but subtle.

Feel: medium to full body, slightly over carbonated for my tastes.

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Photo of KGilmour
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 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 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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Norweald Stout from Banded Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 81 ratings