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Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout - Wye Valley Brewery

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Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome StoutDorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout

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128 Ratings

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wye Valley Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 06-11-2002)
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown to nearly black with a dense tan head that erupts from the body, almost escaping the glass, patience is needed to allow this monster to subside.

Big toasted malt aroma, yeast zest, robust barley, and just a hint of hops.

Lots of roasted barley in the flavor, deeply toasty, very traditional English Stout with a touch of coffee.

This stout is certainly wholesome as is Dorothy. Robust body, moderate carbonation, dry finish with a creamy head.

Very tasty brew from a category that is sometimes passed over for the aggressive RIS's out there. Very easy to drink, and true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 00:40:55 | More by CHADMC3
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A 500ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2013. Acquired some time back from Booths. Pin-up girls galore!

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of roasted grain, dark malt, subtle molasses, a hint of dried fruit and earthy yeast. Good depth - very nice.

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Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout from Wye Valley Brewery
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