DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in 2010
Aroma - the nose contains a complex myriad of items: alcohol, roast, espresso, licorice, tobacco, and peat.
Appearance - body color is black; the liquid is opaque; the head is beige and starts about 1/2", it quickly fades and rings out
Taste - a lot going on in this complex brew ~ the overall flavor profile is filled with a lot of alcohol. Within, this brew has notes of dark roast, alcohol, tobacco, vinous dark fruit, some very rich espresso, peat, some very muscular barley, a touch of fig, licorice, and even deeper properties.
Palate - body is medium, but approaching full; the texture is sticky, slick, thick, and oily all at once; the carbonation is average, but more toward soft; the finish is very bodacious the alcohol coats the front teeth, and evaporates around the gums. It has a slight tingly burn that warms the body, but also the mouth. Very rocking on the ABV here.
This is one bodacious brew! Respect it.
olr1984 (918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a small tan head. big chocolate and roasted malt aroma. taste is the same
Crickbob (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2004 acquired from the brewery stash. A creamy stout that although has a high AVB it doesn't present a boozy taste on palate. One of the best stouts I've ever had.
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wlajwl (3554) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is dry dark malts and a slightly strange fruitiness. The flavor is dark malts, toffee, chocolate, slight heat, dark fruit, the kitchen sink, etc. Cleans up probably the best ever.
stoutnick (386) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen, NYC. Black with tan head. Aroma is roast. Taste is very sweet ; extreme alcohol comes through in the oily saccharine flavour. Nice but sweetness really takes over. Not super balanced, but then what can be at this alcohol strength. As it warms, sweetness and roast flavours interplay well. Finish is not sticky surprisingly, malt bitterness. Overall, not enough going on here outside the crazy booze.
anthony850 (208) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle 2010. hearty Tasting beer more like a port instead of stout I'll try the 2008 next.
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vlan1 (152) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Motor oil black with no head. Aroma of roast coffee and alcohol. Taste of roasty coffee and toast with molasses. Alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste. Totally lives up to the hype.
skmikeg (739) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ink black with a one finger kakhi head with excellent lacing and legs. Aroma is of deeply roasted malts, dark and milk coco, coffee, Licorise, dark fruits, burnt wood, molasses, bourbon whiskey, and some booze. Taste is similar to the aroma but is even more chocolate dominate and roasty with some booze but very little heat. Has a full body with a creamy, silky, oily body and a semi bitter, long, lingering finish. Overall, a fantastic, very well crafted stout that does a excellent job of hiding its extreme ABV very well and almost drink more like a liquor then a beer.
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with tan head. Boozy caramel sweetness on the nose. Taste is sweet with a definite alcohol burn and plumbs. Would love to have this as a regular. Cant drink a lot at once
wildbeercat (339) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on date reads 12/11/13; enjoyed and reviewed on 8 March 2014.
355ml bottle poured into a shaker glass; served cool.
Aroma: Extreme amounts of chocolate. A little coffee, sure. This beer is more chocolate forward, though. It is like smelling a melted pool of baking chocolate. It is an abundance of chocolate and roasted-black malt.
Appearance: This beer has a completely opaque, black body, but when held up to the light, has edges of a dark ruby-brown. This beer has almost no head, but does have a ring of tan foam. This beer leaves very thick lacing.
Taste: This beer abounds in chocolate flavors, which range from being sweet and milky on the tip of the tongue and front-mid palate, to a gentle bitterness deep on the rear palate and throat. This beer is boozy; while the alcohol content is masked, and this beer isn’t "hot", the alcohol content is obviously high.
Palate: This beer is heavy and full-bodied. This beer has a silky, creamy texture. This beer has a low amount of carbonation and and long finish that ends on bitter chocolate.
Overall: World Wide Stout gives Bourbon County a run for its money. While they are stylistically different, they are equally fantastic.