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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Sweet Stout
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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We usually do not make compromises, but this is probably the exception. Norwegians are dead scared of dark beers. This is an attempt to show that there are gentle dark ales. As such Havre Stout is smooth and drinkable.

We think Havre Stout is good both with and in food. Try pairing it with a read meet dish, or give your vanilla icecream a small dash before serving. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F.

11°P 20 IBU 4,5% ABV.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DominoVixen (15) - Stavanger, - NOV 12, 2012
0,5 bottle. Pours black with a small head that disappear quickly. Aromas of coffee, roasted barley and toffee. Same goes for flavors. A bit thin in mouthfeel.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (705) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
Bière noire de Grimstad en Norvège en bouteille de 50 cl et 4,5 % abv. Le niveau EBU est de 25 et non 20 comme indiqué sur le site. En plato, 11°. Couleur noir intense, totalement opaque. Bulles faibles, et faible nappage beige. Arômes de cappuccino, tiramisu, pointe de crème de marron. Superbe. 1ère bouche douce sur du café pur jus bu froid le matin. Arrière-bouche avec du malt torréfié et du chocolat noir 75 %. 2ème bouche à la texture très douce, où le café se fond mieux au malt. Arrière-bouche avec un peu de baies des bois et des myrtilles. 3ème sur un expresso intense, avec des baies de sureau. Arrière-bouche très liée. La longueur laisse la priorité à la douceur, malgré l’intensité du café. Les jambes sont lisses et groupées. La levure est douce et franche. L’alcool me laisse un peu perplexe. Certes, comme dit le brasseur Kjetil Jikiun (sic), des compromis ont été acceptés sur cette bière, mais tomber à ce point dans le niveau abv me paraît un peu excessif. La finale est agréable, sans vrai décollage. CONCLUSION : bière agréable, mais sans force réelle. Par contre, les touches gustatives très particulières et bien typées permettent certainement de faire quelque chose d’intéressant en food pairing… Avis aux amateurs de fourneau !!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3015) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of toasted bread, espresso, pine cones, lactose. Taste is medium sweet with more lactose, chocolate, roasted malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent sweet stout

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (414) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Pitch black color with beige head with low retention. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted, with coffee, choclate and molasses. Aftertaste is weak, with some bitterness and tartness. Very smooth, body is too low in my opinion. Good outmeal stout, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kordestanchi (62) - - NOV 23, 2014
Pours very dark brown with medium tan head, aroma of dark coffee and roasted mocha. Spicy notes with dark chocolate aroma and espresso palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pkomar (153) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Aroma not too strong, chocolate and cofee. A bit of dried fruits in the background. Pours dark, yet not black with medium sized head, that quickly disappears. Medium carbonation - medium-full body. Taste is quite bitter with nice aftertaste. Lightly sweet. Overall a solid beer, nothing extraordinary, though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Tap @ Beer Temple (sample size). Black color. Beige/light brown head with big bubbles. Aroma’s: roasted, mocha, ground coffee, iets gebrand zurig. Flavor is hard roasted, light sweet, light bitter. Body is on the thin side. Finishes somewhat dry, light ashy, light bitter. A bit more body would have been nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (525) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Has great aroma of chocolate, coffee and dark tanned malts. It’s pitch black, non-transparent, with massive beige head. In taste it’s a bit sour, from coffee, it leaves great bitter aftertaste, but it’s rather delicate and smooth. The beer itself is not smooth so much though. There is no sweetness in it at all, there is no way to guess it’s oatmeal stout. It’s typical, orthodox dry stout. Watery, flat and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige ring. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Light body, flavour as the aroma, light liquorice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2389) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Draft @ beer temple. Body of sweet malt, with some notes of coffee and milky cacao. Notes of vanilla and a spicey touch. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
bottle from the beer shop at viktoriagade. very dark brown, brown head that soon dissapears. dusty aroma, hard roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate. flavor is very nice, light, hard roasted malts, bitterness from hops, but not at all in the way , good balance, reminds me slightly of the way a very well brewed schwarzbier would taste, but has a little bit more sweet stoutish notes. super drinkable, great job.


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