Dogfish Head (DE): World Wide Stout
There are certain moments in a man's life that leave lasting impressions. The birth of a child, the purchase of a first car, and an adolescent's first kiss are examples of such weighty events. In that same vein, there are a handful of unique beers that leave an indelible mark on a taster's palate. Dogfish Head's 18% ABV World Wide Stout is one such beverage. I remember with great clarity my first experience: the wind was blowing from the East - he was a soft-spoken young lad named Angus - we were down by the lake... oh wait, wrong first experience. Back to the beer. With marigold tinctures cascading over a robust amber body, this hearty stout looks more like dark maple syrup than beer. However, one sip will lay to rest the skepticism of even the most critical beer drinker. Complex licorice, coffee, and chocolate flavors delight the tongue. The taste of alcohol is evident, but masked well considering the ABV. Full bodied and rich, Dogfish strikes a good balance with high ABV and chewy malt profile in their highest rated beer to date.
Now all you need is a parter in crime to enjoy these with because drinking one by yourself is a recipe for gratification that may be a little too instant! ...not that I'm opposed to that in all situations.