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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,971 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,971
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 531
Gots: 1,357 | FT: 119
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex. This Ageable Ale clocks in at 15-20% ABV and has a depth more in line with a fine port than with a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2002)
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4.53/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottled 2011-Poured into snifter

A-Jet black with toffee 1/2" head that quickly subsides. thick lacing that quickly runs down the side of the glass

S-Chocolate, roasted malts, anise, caramel, burnt coffee, bourbon The roasted chocolate and anise seem to be the dominant aromas.

T-bold flavors that explode upon the first sip. Warm alcohol burn that you get with a bourbon. The anise stands out with some roasty dark chocolates and coffee. Chocolate/coffee flavors linger during the finish. Some woody notes

M-Full bodied with some alcohol burn slightly more carbonation than you would expect with a stout of the magnitude...as the beer warms the carb and alcohol mellow slightly

O-great tasting brew that drinks like an Imp Stout with far less alcohol. Good flavor profile and the tastes blend well

beerbully, Aug 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours dark black with a minimal head. Strong malts and booze. Very distinct malts and booze but pleasant. Minor notes of leathers, coco, and coffee. Smooth given the abv. Moderate carbonation.

This is very good.

macher0, Today at 01:50 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +14.3%

NVR2FST, Today at 08:09 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jyohe09, Yesterday at 02:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

djbrown13, Yesterday at 08:40 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Btip1969, Monday at 01:56 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

jsprain1, Monday at 01:14 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

naDOOFUS, Monday at 01:08 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

wellsnb, Sunday at 11:53 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bigred89, Sunday at 05:15 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating head that turns to a little ring which leaves some lacing behind as it works it's way down the snifter. Aroma is spectacular. Sweetness like a syrup or molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, almost oatmeal like, and a wonderful alcohol that is sort of port, sherry, or brandy in nature. Taste is impressive too. Not as much as the nose, but the bar was high. Deep dark chocolate or cocoa with some bitterness, deep roasted/slightly burnt malt grains. Defiantly a noticeable alcohol burn (the good kind), also sweetness, slight bit of coffee, and the only part I don't care for - some black licorice I believe (which looking back, is noticeable in aroma). I would call this medium bodied for a RIS.
Overall, this is a beast of a beer that despite the high ABV (18-20%), is still quite balanced and drinkable. Your nose suggests that it is barrel aged in some way even though it is not. World Wide is world class. Glad I had the chance to try it, and would recommend that everyone does regardless of cost.

WesMantooth, Sunday at 01:04 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

amishbooze, Sunday at 02:30 AM
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4.76/5  rDev +13.3%

mbbransc, Saturday at 07:39 PM
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5/5  rDev +19%

mrzazz, Saturday at 07:22 PM
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%

2600th review! 12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 2010D. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, dark bread, raisin, prune, date, cherry, licorice, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, prune, date, cherry, licorice, light char, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, dark bread, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, prune, date, cherry, licorice, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit flavors; and smooth to sip on slowly. This is one of the most dark fruit forward imperial stouts I have had, but it was still really well balanced. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Saturday at 03:03 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -11.4%

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,971 ratings.