World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
A: pours black with half a finger of tan head head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.
S: sweet chocolate, oxidized graham cracker aroma, dark fruits, sherry, and molasses.
T: really sweet molasses with dark fruits, port, and with slight notes of soy and oxidation. Interesting.
M: thick body with very little carbonation, this beer is thick and sticky.
O: I've had this beer fresh, and I have to say it's much preferable with 5 years on it. It's a bit too sweet for me, but is enjoyable.
11-24-2012 02:21:16 | More by n2185
3.2/5 rDev -23.6%
Appearance: Black. Darkest beer I've ever seen. Half a finger of a beautiful brown head. Viscous alcohol legs with lacing sticking around. A few big bubbles.
Smell: Figs, booze, caramelized sugar, fear.
Taste: Rich dark chocolate, booze is present but surprisingly restrained, at least at frige temperature. Dark roasted malt. Brown sugar sweetness is cut by the alcohol. Fig and date with other dark fruits struggling to break through the alcohol layer.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: I've had this beer after 4 years of aging and its absolutely out of this world. Fresh however, it is somewhat difficult to get down especially as it warms. The booze while never terribly unpleasant gets in the way of all the other flavors.
11-22-2012 23:26:19 | More by Brandywine
4.93/5 rDev +17.7%
Bottle in 2011, and aged more than one year before opening.
A: A fairly aggressive pour into a standard pint glass produced about an eighth of a finger of dense head that was about the dark brown color of the creama on a good shot of espresso. The head retention is very good for this level of ABV – it lasted for about most of the session although it did break-up and become patchy. It also left a little bit of lacing. The brew is an infinitely deep black and there is some carbonation erupting at the bottom of the glass.
S: The aroma has a boozy and wine-like characteristic. There is also some malt sweetness and some grain to the aroma.
T: The taste is very sweet with plenty of warming alcohol heat to balance the sweetness. There are also notes of grain, toasted grain, and some dark dried fruits.
M: The body is rich, full, and heavy, and there is some alcohol heat, too. It is also a little sticky.
O: There is plenty of hype around this beer. Fortunately, it certainly lived up to the hype. It is a bold and ballsy, and even a bit fierce – a true tribute to malted barley goodness. The malt sweetness and the alcohol heat play off each other so that neither one becomes overwhelming or cloying. These two flavors work together in a great duet while the flavors of grain, toasted grain, and dark dried fruits work to compliment the lead and provide an enjoyable complexity to the performance. This is one of the best malt focused beers available – If you can find it, buy it. It is a “must try” for fans of malt focused big beers.
11-14-2012 01:52:05 | More by Beer_Runner
World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,917 ratings.