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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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STOP! This entry is for a maple syrup cask conditioned version of Bourbon Barrel Aged World Wide Stout.

The brewers at Dogfish are at it again. Can you make the World Wide Stout better? Age it in Bourbon Barrels, to soften the deep malt flavors for months to allow it to grow in complexity absorbing slight oak flavors and some bourbon nose featuring vanilla. Then take it one step further and cask condition it with New England Maple syrup for a little sweetness. This is the one and only cask of this beer we intend to make it. Why wooden you want to try it?


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Bourbon, vanille, fruits confis, des tannins subtils, chocolat et café en arrière plan, très bien équilibré et de beaucoup supérieur à l’originale. Plus je la bois plus elle s’ouvre, le chocolat et le café en profitent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige head. Bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, roast on the nose. Big and boozy, warm vanilla, chocolate, warm brownies, and a good shot of bourbon. Chocolate, cocoa, warm roast and wood. More bourbon and lingering vanilla on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a viscous, opaque black with some thick, beige head. Nose of vanilla, coconut, booze, wood shavings, coffee, licorice. Flavor is thick, soy sauce, burnt wood, burnt caramel, licorice. Full, hot finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Extreme beerfest in boston Chocolatey black Malty and big Swiss chocolate sweet vanilla beans. Wow. A sweet stout made even sweeter. Don’t know if I could do more than an ounce. Rich and like a dessert.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Cask at Iron Hill Wilmington, dark side event. 10 oz pour..... black in color, nice khacki colored head that stuck around. Smells like bourbon, oak and roasted malts... Taste is a surprise.... Thought this would be a boozey burning mess, but lots of roasted malts, slight bourbon presence, oak notes shine through. Really smooth. Body is creamy and soft, little oily, slides down the throat. Dangerously drinkable for such a high alcohol content brew. Overall: Kick ass BA impy stout... well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bs476 (80) - - OCT 14, 2012
Slightly sour dark ale. Excellent. Had at Stone’s "Pour it Black". Hoppiness jumping out of the glass. Long finish. Would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
This poured a very dark brown with a tiny beiege head. Aroma was lots and lots of vanilla, some chocolate, mild roast, and some alcohol. Flavor was lots of oak, vanilla, alcohol nd dark chocolate. A bit too much sweetness and vanilla for me but glad I got to try it for my 2500th.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bosendorfer (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
I just got to try this version of World Wide Stout on tap earlier today at Fathead’s. This bar in Pittsburgh’s Strip District got the one and only firkin of bourbon barrel aged World Wide Stout, cask conditioned with New England maple syrup. The beer pours with practically no head, just a spotty bead of bubbles that dissipate quickly. On the nose, there are notes of candied almonds, treacle, booze, oak barrel and deep roast. After a deep sip, this stout delivers assertive flavors of vanilla, nutty roast, butterscotch whiskey, dark chocolate and a slight winey oakiness. It is surprisingly light in the mouth, but is smooth as velvet and doesn’t feel as viscous as the normal World Wide. This could easily be due to the time it spent in the barrel. Having said that, this is another great achievement in beer engineering by the people at Dogfish Head, who never fail to impress.


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