I had been waiting to try Dogfish Head World Wide Stout for quite some time now. I decided that rather than enjoy it wholly on my own, I would bring it over to my best friend’s house to share.
World Wide Stout poured deep, squid-ink black with very little head that dissipated wicked fast, which I expected from an 18% ABV brew. Despite this, though, there was a fair amount of lacing for as long as it remained in my snifter. This brew’s got legs.
Its aroma was heavy with alcohol and dark chocolate. I also detected a hint of dark fruit – perhaps raisins. Overall, despite the alcohol in the nose, it was straight-up sweet. Margaret and I decided to break open a box of dark chocolate to have alongside. Perfect match.
As World Wide Stout entered my mouth, I tasted pure dark chocolate with bitterness on the sides of my tongue. Most definitely a sipping beer. Its carbonation is extremely light, leaving it with an immensely heavy body that coats the tongue; chewy, even. Despite the bitterness up front, the finish is incredibly sweet, like that of dark molasses.
Honestly, I cannot wait to get my hands on another bottle. DFH World Wide Stout is the perfect finish to a meal or a day, just like another one of my favorites, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
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