Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
18.0% ABV
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
12 oz bottle
Served in Firestone Walker brandy snifter
Date on bottle: Bottled in 2011
Reviewed on 10/12/12

This stout pours an inky black color with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly.  Moderate lacing.  Very mild carbonation.

On the nose, aromas of malt, hops, coffee, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, slight caramel, slight brown sugar.

Taste has strong coffee and alcohol flavors right at the front.  Malt, slight hops, dark chocolate, whiskey, licorice, some pepper, touch of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel is definitely hot--no surprise considering the ABV.  Good dryness and bitterness come through.  Somewhat harsh, but a good flavor profile develops on the palate if you give it a chance. 

Overall, this is a tasty if hot stout with a good, complex flavor profile that's quite bold.  I had this one for close to 9 months before opening it.  It's definitely one open to aging.  Be careful, as this is one that will knock you down. 

My score: 92

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