And on a vicious winter's day, with a ton of snow falling on our city, I felt it was high time I tried this beer.
World Wide Stout (18% ABV)Colour: deep, walnut brown with a dark brown head that dissipated like cola in a glass.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton DE, U.S.A.
Beer O'Clock rating: 4
Nose: chocolate, malt.
Palate: raisins, dates, toffee, and alcohol that meld into a black licorice finish with bold hops.
Overall impression: the bottle states, "A very dark beer brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley." It should also say "And a shitload of alcohol." But although the ABV is mind-blowing, the alcohol taste isn't. The dried fruit, burnt sweetness of toffee, and licorice all marry well and deliver massive flavour.
Flavour that hits you like a sledgehammer.
This is a special stout that should be shared with friends. I regret that I did not do that when I drank mine, but I will seek more out the next time I'm in the States and will share then.