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 isnít "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.
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at oscars ale house. Very dark almost black beer with a dark tan head. Aroma is rich and roasted malts with lite cherry note. The rich maltiness carries right in to the flavor with a large alcohol presence.
Daytonbeer (585) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with small tan layer on top and no lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is the same, but not as complex as Iíd hoped. Maybe it needed to warm. Oily. Alcohol is well masked. Very nice.
ChattyMonk (1) - - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I know that everyone compares it to a fine port. But the alcohol is to high. Too hot on the back of the tongue. It overpowers the raisin and date flavors. Overall. Good but not great
DonutSeducer (20) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slow sipper, jet black appearance. Raisins at first, complex notes. Very expensive but worth the purchase. I recently had it at a beer festival and it was one of the top performers.
malkyore (137) - - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím drinking this pretty young, according to the bottle itís only a little over a month old. At this age itís still a great beer, itís a formidable adversary... Not a lot going on on the nose, boozy and a lot of sweet malty notes, but lacking the complexity youíd think would be present in a beer of this caliber (and cost...) taste is molasses and a touch of bitterness, maybe cold brewed coffee and a touch of smokiness like from a good scotch. Itís got a decent sweetness... Itís a good one for sure. It hides the 18% abv really well. I have another bottle, and Iím gonna age it about a year, see how that goes.
Krej (66) - USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just grabbed a bottle of this today. It was bottled about a month ago, so it seems pretty fresh. That said, Iím not too impressed by this. It definitely is an amazing beer, but at $12 for a 12 ounce bottle I hoped for more. There really isnít any aroma to speak of. It tastes like a nice good chocolatey stout. The alcohol is hidden nicely but it does burn your mouth a bit as you drink it. It has that real fresh stout taste that is a little weird. That said, I bought 2 bottles and a planning on aging the other. Well see how this does in about a year or so.
fakebeersnob (108) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got lucky and scored a bottle of this, Was not even on the shelves, but asked and they said they are keeping bottles for customers under the counter, by request only. Unfortunately I didnít age this, as I bet it would rate up a few ticks. Pours a dark, oily black with a dark tan head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Boozy smell. At first I thought it might be bourbon or oak aged, but it is not. It has a boozy taste, that I think aging would mellow to get that chocolate flavor. By the end, after it got that nice warm feeling, I thought I was tasting port wine. Man...I wish I aged this. I do like it. Not a favorite, but is ranked high on list, and if I can ever get a bottle again I would like to age it.
t8dd (41) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottled 1/15/2014. Wow. How to even describe this... More like a liqueur than beer. Alcohol heat on the nose. Pours deep black with a dark tan head, moderate lacing. Tastes incredible, not as boozy as I had anticipated. Still a good amount of alcohol heat with dark roast, chocolate, toffee. Just so good.
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asvec8215 (4) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the tap room. Pours black caramel colored head faded fast. Smells off black licorice raisins and chocolate. Taste is complex. Sweet malty and chocolatey. Damn complex stout. Highly recommended.