Review - Dogfish Head Brewery's 2003 World Wide Stout
"YES! The world's strongest dark beer. Dark, rich, roasty and complex, World Wide Stout has more in common with a fine port than a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer. Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley. Have one with (or as!) dessert tonight!" -- Dogfish Head Brewery
In a word; WOW! This beer, at almost $9 for a 12 oz. bottle, is absolutely worth the price, and you'd be hard-pressed to say that many beers are worth almost $1 per ounce. Into a snifter, it pours a dark brown, muddy color with virtually no head, but what there is for head is a dark brown color as well. Fair lacing. Immediately, the aroma is of sweet malts and alcohol, but a closer sniff reveals a red licorice scent, likened to Twizzlers. Initial taste is heavy sweet, although not so much that it put us off. Mild charcoal bitterness at the finish, with a nutty, roasted malt taste. Thankfully, there was a long duration on the mouth. Medium bodied, it tickles the tongue on the finish. Oily consistency, yet left us dry with a light to medium alcohol feel. Phenomenal beer, best we've had in a long, long time.
Reviewed on October 26, 2006.
|Source:||12 oz. Bottle|