Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout | Wye Valley Brewery

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Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome StoutDorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout

Brewed by:
Wye Valley Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 06-11-2002

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark with sticky CO2 almost like a black coffee in colour. One finger of beige head that has poor retention and dies to a ring of lace cover.

Smell - Burnt malt up font with a oddly sour yeasty smell. Some bakery malts up next; with breads and sweet buns. Some mild booze aroma, toffee, earth and coffee filters round up the aroma profile.

Taste - About on par with Guinness Extra. Light sour element that rides through the whole drinking experience. Plenty of burnt malt, light toffee and chocolate with bitter espresso.

Mouth Feel - Medium body and relatively smooth with light but constant linger. Still not what I would expect from the style.

Overall - Decent enough flavour But poor looks and aroma let this beer down. The so so mouth feel does not help it either.

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3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2013. Acquired some time back from Booths. Pin-up girls galore!

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of roasted grain, dark malt, subtle molasses, a hint of dried fruit and earthy yeast. Good depth - very nice.

Tastes of roasted malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of dark malt, faint burnt grain, coffee, mild molasses, a hint of dried fruit, earthy yeast and a twinge of stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body for the style. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee and earthiness.

Lovely - a tasty stout that hits the spot. Looks the part, while the aroma and flavour showcase plenty of roasted malt and coffee notes. The body could be a shade thicker and perhaps slightly less carbonated, but it's none the worse for that. Goes down a treat - worth sampling if you come across it.

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3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle: BBD 17 Nov 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Oct 2013, well in date! Bottled conditioned so, poured carefully.

Looked great, tanned head on top of a dark, dark brown with ruby edged body.

Chocolate and mild coffee notes in the aroma and taste. Nothing over stated, this chugs along nicely, a little hop bitterness mingles with the coffee and chocolate flavours to give a balanced, if slightly more malty feel to the whole of the beer.

I'd have preferred a little less 'fizz' in the body feel, but many would argue against that. Overall a fine beer by a brewery that blows 'hot and cold' for me.

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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, bottle-conditioned. appearance - dark brown with subsiding head. smell - faint roast grain. taste - medium sweetness and bitterness, slight molasses. mouthfeel - quite chewy indicating good body, average-lively carbonation. overall - the archetypal stout, like guinness ought to be.

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Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout from Wye Valley Brewery
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