World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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1.83/5 rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured into DFH Signature glass on 3/12/12
Bottled on 11/14/08
Pours a medium dark brown and though it's quite dark in the glass, grape juice colored highlights are deeply entwined throughout. I was surprised by the nearly two finger head of foam topped with loose bubbles. However, the head drops and retention is thin with a few clumps of lace.
Sugars and such overrun the aroma. While there are toasted overlays, most of it is just stick-sweet and burnt. Molasses, brown sugar, prune, raisins, and some dusty cocoa. There are other tones as well - baked bread (alright) and air freshener (not alright). Swirling the glass dredges up a alcohol note similar to nail polish remover.
One sip is all it takes for the heavy, boozy alcohol to swarm the palate. Burnt molasses and prunes take up most of what's left. Too sweet and too messy. Weavings of oxidation.
The feel is odd. Aside from being taxed by the gnarly booze, it's wrought with sticky sugars that make the body seems more pronounced than it really is (it's not particularly full). Alcohol slickness is a pale substitute for proper viscosity.
The alcohol is far too harsh and makes for an unpleasant taste and feel. Beyond that, this thing just doesn't taste very good at all.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2012 05:40:25 | More by Ryan011235
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