World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had a bottle of this at George Keely's when I found out about the abv and being a stout lover.
A: Poured into a pint glass to show a viscous slick black with a creamy half quarter finger if that head but had more retention than I would expect for such a high abv.
S: Nose is a collection of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. The abv shows up quickly and provides a warming effect. The aroma is clearly bold and dense.
T: Don't expect a boozy kick to reach your pallet initially from this bad boy. However, expect to get a malt bomb instead. Following the nose, the fruit suite of dates and prunes, grain train arrives as clearly labeled on the bottle. The brewer at Dogfish does not mess around just in case your not aware of his proclivities to boast and experiment. I enjoyed the chocolate and coffee section which provided a balance from the malt. Almost no hop presence and not needed either. This gets stronger with time and warming, increasingly spicy
M: Thick and creamy with a sharpness from the abv that is very difficult to enjoy. This is a a great beer for making a rue and need something to take your mind off the time necessary, it's that powerful.
D: One for books in the high abv category. Didn't think a stout could go this high but was more complex than just a booze blaster. I look forward to buying a few more, aging and taking out in colder times with a big meal.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2009 04:13:22 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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