Tonights beer was what I had ready for yesterday…will it surpass Stella? I really don’t see how it couldn’t.
Beer #88 is World Wide Stout by Dogfish Head. Get this, this American Double/Imperial Stout has an ABV of 18%. You read that correctly…18%. Going to be a fun time in the old home tonight!
This stuff was pitch black, even when held up to the light. There was the tiniest of tan heads and a tan ring of foam that lasted the whole drink. The scent of alcohol was very strong with this one young grasshopper. Boozy, malty, a bit of chocolate, and more booze make up the aroma in this brew and the alcohol scent got stronger as it warmed up. And warmed up it became because it was a super slow sipping drink for me. I got a bit of chocolate and lots of sweetness in the taste but that alcohol kept rearing its ugly head. There was a warming alcohol finish to it and a slight chocolate aftertaste that lingered. Mouthfeel was not as heavy or syrupy as I was expecting from the appearance but it had a ton of carbonation bordering on fizzy. I had to take my time with this, mostly because of the super high, here it is again, alcohol content.
I wasn’t a big fan of this. The alcohol was too overpowering for me so much so that on an empty stomach, I was feeling the effects of the ABV fairly quickly. So far it is the worst Dogfish Head beer I have had. It seems to get rated very high…I don’t know…maybe it was just me or I wasn’t in the mood for this but I think if I was offered another I would pass. I do know if you drink this too fast, you will pass…out that is.