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


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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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mikeyo1 (871) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2015 Bottle from the brewery. Black color and a dark beige, large and fizzy head. Dry roasted and fruity aroma with chocolate, coffee, plums, red fruits, lactose, oats. Highly carbonated with a medium body. Flavor is roasted with coffee, dark chocolate, ash, plums, oats, lactose. Background grassiness and herbs.

HaraldB (18) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Aroma: ristet malt, kaffe. Lavt skum. God smak med brente toner. Kaffe. Smaken gir seg for fort. For tynn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Stas & Max. Black with a tan ring. A little black pepper, phenol and some sweet oatmeal aroma, a little bitter, metallic and a little alcoholic taste. Medium body, roasty, soft carbonation and metallic finish.

DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Max. Black with a tan head. Aroma is a bit sourish, with roast, coffee, a fruity touch and yeast. Roasty flavor, dry, sourish, with coffee, a bit of fruitiness, a bit of bread, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

alex_leit (5152) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Really black, with dirty-brown foam. Aroma: roasted barley and malt, coffee, a little plum. Taste: velvety, good body, slightly sweet caramel, coffee, roasted, pleasant stout.

sharkydodson (1801) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 24, 2015
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of coffee, vanilla and some spices... the taste is light, caramel and chocolate with notes of toast, dark fruits, toffee, vanilla and coffee... sweet and dry aftertaste...

Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Served in a shaker: Pitch black beer with a small brown head. Aromas of tar, smoke, ash, roast, light liquorice, light oat, some chocolate. Flavours of chocolate, sweet roast, bitters, light oat, light ash, hint of coal and some smoke. Aftertaste is light smokey, chocolate, some malts and herbal roast... Low carbo, spicy light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied. Well done for 4.5% ABV!

Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Black with a tan head. Aroma: chocolate, liquorice, caramel, coffee, hay. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation.

tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
9/XII/14 - 50cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: 27/XI/14, brewed: 27/XI/13 (2014-1481)

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: dried fruits, mocha, cocoa powder, dusty, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: caramel, raisins, mocha, dark chocolate, bit sourish, hoppy touch. Aftertaste: soft roast, bitter, cocoa powder, red berries, coffee, bit of caramel.

corkyrory66 (2200) - 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 !!

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