World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.24/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
$9 12oz bottle, born on date of 12-11-13.
A - Pours, oddly enough I thought, not the viscous motor-oil black I thought it would be, but a kind of very deep dark brown, but settled to black once in the glass, with some slight light penetration at the edges. A vigorous pour leaves a 2 finger mocha colored head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves no lace, as expected. Solid alcohol legs.
S - Pungent aroma, could smell it as soon as I poured it into the glass. Although not dominant, some dried dark fruits are the first flavors I pick up, along with a healthy amount of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and as it warms, a kind of almost dark red wine/grape component. Some booze is present but not too overpowering.
T - Wow, a lot going on in this brew... Freshly roasted espresso and bittersweet chocolate on the front of the tongue gives way to molasses, brown sugar, fig, and rum soaked raisin before finishing with some slight smoke, milk chocolate, and an almost acidic tasting dark fruit note that very specifically reminds me of the same note I got from the Immortales coffee in '13 BCBCS. This is a very bold stout with huge flavors, I can see why some people would compare it to a bourbon barrel aged stout, although this beer has a flavor profile that is very distinctly it's own.
M - Obviously thick, but not cloying. Slightly sticky. Low carbonation is very fitting. Creamy. Some heat in the throat lets you know this is a big beer, but in my opinion doesn't detract. It's like sipping on a fine, peaty bourbon in regards to alcohol presence (not flavor).
O - Never again will I pass up on a chance to buy this beer (this was my first go around with WWS). Hopefully the spot I picked it up at has some more tomorrow, I would love to see what some age would do to this thing. A damn fine beer to sip on for an hour or two. The price point obviously is a bit of a setback, especially considering all the terrific imperial/BBA stouts out there these days (many of which are cheaper), but all in all a wonderfully rich and complex brew by Sam and the guys at DfH. 4.2/5
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 04:58:37 | More by cjoc83
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