World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Split a 12 oz bottle with a friend. Snifters. This bottle also happened to be three years old. Got it at Tiffany's in Kalamazoo. Very fine selection.
A - for all the buzz, I expected more. It wasn't even black, but the head was outrageous. Went down quickly though.
S - here we go. All I smell is alcohol and bourbon. It's not as overwhelming as I expect 18% to be.
T - very smooth for what it is. I actually didn't think it tasted much more than 11 or 12%. Lots of barley of course, but also a good deal of sugar and hops.
M - also surprisingly subdued. Everything about this beer defied my expectation, though not necessarily in a good way.
O - decent. I bought another bottle for much less money in New York. I'm excited to try it again.
Update: I recently consumed said bottle, which was fresh. I was told by many that the alcohol would play a much larger role in the fresh bottle, which it did, but I was surprised at how suppressed the other flavors were due to the aging (including the barley, chocolate, and bourbon). Although it was a chore to get through, it was a totally different experience drinking it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2012 04:28:00 | More by JamesShoemaker
World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,838 ratings.