In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Dogfish Head Brewery World Wide Stout

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.”