Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 15.0 IBU: 70
Dogfish Head Brewery World Wide Stout
What the brewers say
“Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, World Wide Stout is dark, roasty, and complex. This age-able ale has a depth more in line with a fine port than with a can of mass-marketed beer.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Sweet chocolate bar. Cherry, fruity, and sweet notes up front. Moderate sherry suggests some age. Big Belgian esters with a touch of honey and a low vanilla. Medium alcohol. As it warms, more alcohol starts to come out.”
Flavor: “This is very tasty, suggesting an English barleywine that hasn’t sanded off its rough edges: toffee, vanilla, molasses, and caramel. Big esters with cherry, plum, and raisin. There’s some light roast and chocolate as a nod to the stout gods.”
Overall: “Expected a much higher alcohol burn from this beer, but it is surprisingly warming. Big fruity note. This beer is very drinkable. This is an excellent after-dinner sipper in a four-ounce glass. Stay home for the night and enjoy a bottle of this when you’re snowed in.”
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