World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured thickly into a Duvel Tulip with an mahogany-brown color. Once poured color is inpenetrable black, with small sluggish bubbles emerging from the middle like gas escaping from a swamp. Aromas of alcohol, sweet coffee and caramel waft from my glass. It is difficult to pierce the veil of alcohol to obtain the other aromas...no matter how far I stick my nose into the glass. But wait, now I smell a trace of red wine...now a dry chocolate and grains... there are other things fighting thier way out.
Now to taste..what the hell is this!!!? it is quite sweet, but this falls off quickly to reveal a quamire of other subtle stouty coffee/chocolate flavors, raisins, and HONEY. My throat warms as the alcohol travels downward. I am now reminded of a dessert wine like a high residual sugar gewertztriminer. Gets better as it warms. Its hard to rate such a unusual concoction. Some hoppy bitterness is present but could be stronger I think. Oh!!! But wait... Now that it is warm, it definately port-like. Yes! It is a port! And a good one at that. I smell brandy! Wow. Mouthfeel is thick and velvet as you would suspect. Drinkability is pretty good considering but too sweet for a beer...like the 120 minute. But if you consider this as a port, it is quite drinkable. I would recommend serving like a port, perhaps a quarter or half pint a person. This is genious...how did they get an ale to taste like a fully-fleshed port??? A great contribution from Dogfish head. This should not be called a stout... it should fall into a new style category called "port ales". Try it and be perplexed!
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2003 04:39:18 | More by HiroProtagonist
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