Nov 3, 2008

2007 Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

To put it bluntly, I’m a huge World Wide Stout fan boy. I love this stuff. A lot.

I’ve been holding onto a few bottles from last year with the goal of opening them on special occasions. One happened to occur this past weekend as my wife’s family came up for dinner to celebrate her father’s birthday. Now, I’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy a vintage of this particular beer so it was about high time to sample one with some excellent company.


Poured into a tulip snifter, the World Wide Stout looks decadent. There was zero head present and the color was a dark, near black with a thin semi-translucent edge.


Big time boozy. The alcohol is the first thing that hits, but it’s no overbearing. Behind that initial blast is sweet chocolates, raisins and wonderful espresso tones.


Wow. This one has turned out to heavenly. Sipping it along with desert was the ideal way to enjoy it. It has lost a little of it’s viscosity, but is still rather syrupy. The alcohol is warming and smooth as the dark fruits and chocolates mingle with the espresso flavors perfectly.


A year has done wonders for an already great brew. I love it fresh, but with a little age on it, I think it’s turned out a better beer. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the batch does over the next couple of years. Now, I just need to be on the look out for this year’s release.

Rating: 4.5/5