sseb69 (1789) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Bouteille 12oz. Merci Amélie !!. Couleur brune foncée, presque noire, assez opaque. Arôme de chocolat, espresso, fruits macérés dans le sucre, malt. En bouche, rond, liquoreux, notes d’alcool évidemment, porto chocolaté, un peu de torréfaction, des fruits cuits, un peu de céréales cuites. Grosse beer, épaisse, forte, mais qui garde une sensualité certaine. Très bonne.
Maxbier (903) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with thin brown head. Aroma is heavy roast malt and boozy fermenting dark fruit. Flavors of chocolate, dark roast malt, very boozy. Minimal sweetness, some bitter balance and roast malt finish. The ABV takes the front seat in this beast of a beer. I enjoy barley wines, quads, strong ales, and my scotch neat, so I am enjoying this stout: If you don’t like any of those things, then you won’t enjoy this.
pressboxjoe (426) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had several times but never rated. Remember once I got served a 20-oz goblet of this at a restaurant when the bartender who understood beer was not in. Bottled 1/25/14. Smells like wood, dark bread, molasses. Taste is super sweet, fizzy but full, bready and malty. Very very boozy as you would expect. I can tell it is complex but can’t exactly make out the components. Stuffed nose probably to blame. I’m gonna just drink it for a while. Maybe I’m just tired of saying prunes, dates, raspberries, blackberries.
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 Johan w drar fram en flarra efter Uppsala beer & wiskey. Fyllig och krämig. Troligen spritig om man har varit nykter. Ganska söt. Välgjord öl med
JF2332 (6) - - FEB 25, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Was well worth the money! Bought at the corner market in spring Lake Michigan. Would have love to have one to age but still was very solid all the way through
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First thought: impressive...!
Poured the 12oz bottle dated 12/11/13 into a snifter glass.
Consumed over a duration of 1.5 hours allowing it to warm to perfection on 5/02/14.
First; just stood back to admire this oily, slick, pitch-black looking brew as it annihilated all light that bombarded it. Virtually no head or lacing with this stout but that’s what I expected anyway.
Smells... very interesting. Aroma of molasses, plum or raisin, and my favorite; black licorice. The booze is strong but maybe also smells of dark fruits, caramel, and sugar or honey are present too.
The taste... blows me away. Super sweet malt bomb. Very potent, rich deep flavor here and the barley punches you in the mouth. Obvious alcohol and so wonderful are the roasted malts, sugar sweetness, licorice, and possibly some chocolate in the mix.
The mouthfeel is smooth finishing with a definite alcohol warming as it washes down. The carbonation is somewhat present in this mostly full bodied, creamy, thick beer.
This is one seriously intense stout. Slow sipper for sure. Smooth, bold, strong, hints of bourbon, and you can taste the alcohol but at 18% it is masked pretty well. Absolutely in love with Dogfish Head World Wide Stout! It is amazing, awesome, and my favorite stout and alcoholic beverage at that! Highly recommend this one!
hackobock (3581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 21, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled november 12, 2013. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is sweet molasses and caramel with roasted mal, finish is dried fruits, coffee notes and warming alcohol. Soft carbonation, full bodied, creamy texture.
bubblehouse (1367) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not my favorite beer but for 18 percent it is about as smooth as it can be. Delicous and syrupy.
climberbob (452) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2004 vintage opened in 2014. No real head. Low carbonation. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, fig and alcohol. Luscious and sweet. More like a cross between a brandy wine, Belgian triple and a sweet port than a stout but an amazingly luscious and delicious.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
docroc22 (3) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lives up to its name. Little to no head and little to no alcohol taste despite abv (nice roasted taste with notes of chocolate). Excellent after dealing with the blizzard.