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


on tap

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RATINGS: 414   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (24540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
Bottled. Black rich beige head. Very chocolatey with notes of coffee. Soft, gentle, velvetty mouthfeel and notes of "knäckebröd" (dry, hard , crispy, burnt bread). The body is medium to light, but the flavours fill your mouth. Warming, despite a low abv. Roasty, salty, coffee finish. A wonderful beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2075) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle 500ml from the local taphouse. Intensely malty stout. Aromas of chocolate, burnt caramel. and caramel. Taste is sweet, with very light bitterness, and long length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a thin head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (6270) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2006
500 ml bottle. Black body with medium rust-red head. Mild roasted aroma with coffee and chocolate. Flavor much the same as the aroma, mild, pleasant light roasted with a fruity, quite fresh and soft mouthfeel. An easy beer to like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Nutty chocolate coffee aroma. Malty sweet, bit milky, like milk stout. Dark brown red clear with thin off-tan lacing head. Light watery body with medium carbonation. Dry roasted start, coffee, light acidity. Dry bitter finish. Light sourness. Heavy coffee-chocolate after with medium chalky bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (36226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2004
An opaque brown beer with a small light brown head. The aroma is of coffee, chocolate, and malt. The flavor is sweet roasted with notes of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Bottle from my Secret Santa: A deep brown hue with reddish highlights and topped by a large frothy tan head and beautiful lace. The aroma has notes of mocha, carmel and burnt malts, aromatic and grassy hops, raisin, apple, and grainy esters. The taste starts with a noticeable twangy fruity and almost lactic sourness which is supported by a rich caramel and mocha tone. The oat nature is detected as runs like blood vessels throughout the beer offering the lifeblood of this "sweet, yet not-so-sweet" stout. The finish has a nice bitter and coffee snap which cleans the palate and produced a wanting for more. Some lingering smokiness as well adds to complexity and depth. The feel however is too carbonated and presents a thin-body. An improvement in this area and this stout would rival Bells and Rogue’s offerings. Despite what I just wrote about the palate feel, this is still one excellent brew and something most stouties should try to acquire from our friends in Northern Europe. I’m glad I did and had the chance to be the first American to rate this beer on the site. Ahhh, thanks again Mads!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
black with small light brown head. Very much of coffee liquorice, unpeeled unwashed carrot (with a bit of dirt), and don’t know what else. nice medium-full body. in aroma lots of coffee too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4450) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Black opaque appearance. Super smokey aroma. Taste is dominate by the peat. Medium body and a bit watery despite its creamy appearance. Tried with Paul at the Amundsen brewery in Oslo in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (2342) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle Aroma-coffee, chocolate, Appearance-black, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, Overall- well balanced, very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11648) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
Bottled: Dark brown coloured. Huge beige dense head. Aroma of smoke, malt, coffee, chocolate and fruit. Flavour is fruity, chocolatish, hoppy with hints of roastyness and coffee. Delightful. Is dry and bitter in the end. Nice one.

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