Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

20171024:
The beer had a dark brown color. It had a strong alcoholic smell, possibly vanilla.

Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout - bottle

The beer initially had a strong taste, but eventually it had a soft vanilla flavor.

The beer warmed my belly.

I drank the rest from bottle. The first sip from bottle was viscous. It had malty flavor and a lot of vanilla and/or alcoholic taste as well. It sort of reminded me of a bourbon whiskey. 5:52PM PT

I drank it slowly, because it was very strong. In particular, I had difficulty drinking it when it reached room temperature, because of it's strong flavor.

Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout - top-down view of a couple ounces

Actually, it tasted a little bit like medicine. Or is it the other way around? Perhaps medicine is given an alcohol flavor to mask its bitterness. 20171025 2:11AM PT

Wow. I knew this beer had a high ABV from how it smelled and tasted, but after finishing the bottle I noticed that it was 16% ABV! 20171025 2:12AM PT

[20171220 Edit]

Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

Relevant Links:
Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout (Dogfish Head Website)
Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout (RateBeer.com)
Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (BeerAdvocate.com)

Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout - bottle (side view)


Website Information:
Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout
A dark, roasty stout aged in oak barrels on vanilla beans.

ABV: 16-17.5%
IBU: 70
RELEASE: Aug
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 2017
STYLE: Stout

Rare and often rumored about in the darkest corners of the beer community, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex, and lingers somewhere beyond the limits of the average beer.

Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, we've now taken this Dogfish Head classic and aged it on oak with real vanilla beans! With a little tender love and care we foster this beer from smooth, sweet wort into the big, bad blackend stout it always longed to be. Its bold, port-like complexity goes great with (or as) dessert.

With its high ABV, this is an excellent candidtate for cellaring, so grab a few bottles to enjoy now and lay the others down for a few years.

ENJOY
GLASSWARE: Snifter
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted venison, leg of lamb, cheesecake, chocolate mousse

EXPERIENCE
COLOR: Dark & opaque
AROMA: Roasted malt, coffee and licorice
FLAVOR: Roasted malt, toasted vanilla with subtle coffee notes
MOUTHFEEL: Velvety with lingering bitterness, slightly dry & warming