Havre Stout | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
11º P, 25 IBU

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.07/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

An ok stout of a dark brown color and a brownish foam, with bubbles in the head.
Smell and taste are soft, of roasted malts and cola basically, but also coffe. I didn't find strong chocolate tones in this one.
This beer is almost like a cola, but with a huge body and some alcohol (just 4.5%)
A bit disappointing.

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Photo of Stigh
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a quickly fading one finger caramel colored head with minimal lacing. The nose is roasty and subtly sweet with hints of dark chocolate, espresso, oats, and a touch of smoke. The taste is dark roast forward with hints of nuts, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted oats, espresso, smoke, and just a touch of licorice. The mouthfeel is much thinner than I had expected, but very smooth and extremely drinkable with a dry, bittersweet finish. Overall, pretty tasty even though I'm not a huge fan of Oatmeal Stouts.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Stickydates
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks a Dark brown and ruby. Moderate head that is a milk chocolate colour.

Smells of sweet vanilla with some light chocolate and coffee aroma.

Taste is subtle chocolate and coffee.

I Was expecting heavy but got quite light. Easy drinking.
My first go at a Norwegian beer. I quite like this drop and could easily drink a few of these.

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Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Mendicant
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Arborescence
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black, with visible bits of brown sediment that aren't very pretty (should've poured it carefully and let the sediment remain in the bottle). Pours a nice and creamy one finger head.

Aroma: Milk chocolate and coffee, roasted malt, hint of vanilla.

Taste: Coffee and liquid chocolate, with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite mild and light, but with a solid stout base.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, typical oatmeal stout softness. Medium bodied.

Overall: It's rather good for a light oatmeal stout, although I feel that this type of beer is rarely at it's best with a lowish alcohol content. It could easily get up to 6% and this might give it more robustness. Nøgne Ø rarely disappoints, and this is certainly a tasty stout, if it isn't one of their best.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half-litre bottle tasted during my 'Drinking around Europe' evening on New Years Eve.

Black bodied beer with a light tan/biege head that stayed the distance as well as leaving some heavy lacing on my UK sleeve glass.

Malty molasses rule the nose and taste: chocolate, coffee and Brazil nuts! All in the aroma and flavours in the mouth.

Nicely put together without setting the world alight: would have prefered a little hop bitterness in the blend to be honest: this was smooth, almost creamy and bordering on rich body wise. Not as Oatmealy as I expected.

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Photo of DARIVA
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This is a black beer with a good head.

S: This beer smells of malt, chocolate and coffee.

T: This beer tastes like malt, chocolate and coffee, but he's a bit weak.

M: This beer has a reasonable carbonation and a large feeling foam.

O: Good drinkable and a short finish.

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Photo of hawkon
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Florya
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ruds
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, allowed to warm a little having come in from the outhouse, poured into a UK handled pint glass.

Pours a rich mid-black colour with a good finger of creamy brown/beige head which thins back to a half finger within a few minutes.

On the nose I got sweet flavours, sugar, roasted malt, milky choclolate and a slightly toasted kind of caramel/butter/toffee aroma.

On the palate caramel, toffee, sweet sugar, roasted malts finished with a bitter dry and slightly sweet aftertaste.

Medium bodied stout with fairly low carbonation which provided a good creamy finish.

Overall a decent stout, not quite as sweet as I was expecting but that's no bad thing!

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Photo of timtim
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Great stout! Poured into a pint glass, a dark brown-black with a tan head that receded to a small but firm layer. Rich, roasty aroma of dark malts, chocolate, roasted nuts. Very rich and tasty! Strong chocolate notes up front, dark roasty malts with hints of coffee, cream, and a mild sensation of figs and plums. Silky, full-bodied and very drinkable.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep black body from the pour, theres a thick looking tan head that settles pretty quickly. The smell is of dark chocolate and roasted malts. The taste follows through the same as the nose, I expected it to be a little heavier. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated and fairly easy to drink. This is a pretty good easy going stout.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 04/25/11 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with less than one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal, cream, and nuts.

t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, oatmeal, cream/vanilla, and dark fruits.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy body.

o - Overall this was a very drinkable, very nice oatmeal stout. Great mouthfeel and some definite cream/oatmeal in the nose and taste. Would order it again.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Trappist in Oakland, the first time I've seen Havre Stout. On to the beer:

Black like ink with a slightly tanned head that leaves a fair helping of thin lace on the glass. The nose brings to mind smoked meat, like what you would find in an Aecht Schlenkerla brew. Here, it's like A.S. light in a way. In addition to that is a smidge of coffee.

The taste says "rauchbier light". It stays interesting throughout with that same smokey taste and a slight roasted flavor. Light bodied. All told, a solid, easy going stout. Not the most optimal value at $8 for a 33cl pour, but one could easily do worse in that department.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasantly thick deep and rigid black, refusing to give up any hint of its true hue, even when held to the light. Head is initially thick and mountainous, although it dissipates a little to a single finger of foam, leaving behind a trail of sudsy thick lace - indeed, it's almost too solid to call lace. Overall, a very good look for a beer.

Nose is a pleasantly leavened dark roasted character. Indeed, the oatmeal seems to give it a light cereal sweetness, which takes the edge off the heavily charred character which is its basis otherwise. Light whiffs of latex and even a slight bubblegum character leaven it yet again. Although it's fundamentally a very dark beer, it has some interesting notes which bring it out of the depths.

Taste is a little more disappointing. Certainly more of the latex and bubblegum notes, but here the lack of black depths wears a little thin, leaving very little residual bitterness on the back. Coupled with this, there's not a huge degree of body to the palate, so it feels both empty, and lacking in flavour. In some respects, this helps the drinkability, and surprisingly brings the beer into the realms of sessionability.

An interesting beer, and one which is surprisingly light and drinkable when you get down to it. I didn't expect such a readily smooth and light beer behind its black and twisted facade, but that's what I got.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty decent dark brown, mahogany around the edge, but mostly black. Head is beautiful - medium-thick, dense and creamy foam that sinks slowly, bubbling like soap suds. Lace is thin but clings to the glass like a koala wearing suction cups on its claws. Really superb-looking stout.

Nose is dark and quite rich, with some bitter cocoa notes, slight hints of fresh vanilla and some toasted oats and other grainy characters. Smells a little sweet and I would like it to lean a little more heavily on the roasty side but still, a mild, pleasant stout smell.

Tasty. Tasty beer. Dark throughout with nice toasty flavours, slight espresso notes with some unsweetened dark chocolate and toasted wheat and barley. A sweetness comes through on the mid-palate, slightly milky and a further touch of chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Regains its bitterness for the finish with a bit of woodiness and some fresh espresso grounds, but nothing too ashy. Mouthfeel is a little watery in the mouth and a slight harshness as it goes down, but that's the only rough edge to this beer, it's otherwise a perfectly fine texture.

This is an astoundingly good session stout. Fantastically balanced, tempered and drinkable drop. Once again these naked islanders are hammering into me how well they brew.

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Havre Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 35 ratings