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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,142 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,142
Reviews: 1,643
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 558
Gots: 1,432 | FT: 127
Brewed by:
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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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Hopglow, Today at 07:42 PM
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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%

Thick, sludgy beer, heavy bread flavors, rye, dark dry chocolate, roasty, buttery. The 18% is concealed well.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/2013

A: Raison, plum, dark malts,

S: Black and opaque, thin brown head that dissipates rather quickly but hangs on the the edges of the glass.

T: Strong roasted malt flavor, black licorice, Low, woody bitterness. A sweet, alcohol finish.

M: Creamy, Medium to heavy body, low carbonation, with a warming alchohol feel to it.

O: The flavors present meld together nicely. It's rather easy to drink considering it's strength. I wish it came around a little more often. Have one bottle left to last until the next release.

mclaughlindw4, Yesterday at 12:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 355 ml bottle to a snifter. Reviewed from notes dated November 4, 2014.

A-A normal pour discloses a nearly black ale with about a finger of medium-brown head. The retention is pretty good for a beer with this type of ABV. The beer is mostly still from what I can see.

S-The aroma is big and pure with lots of chocolate, roasted barley, and some burnt sugar. It is creamy and smooth for such a big beer. I am enjoying the lack of barrel trickery or adjunct flavors here.

T-The taste, like the smell, is quite smooth. Flavors include heavy chocolate (milk and dark chocolate flavors, but more dark chocolate), burnt sugar, some vanilla creaminess, and some roasted barley. There is a bit of heat up front and some raisin fruit on the finish. The brew picks up some spice as it warms, but bitterness remains low.

M-The feel is quite smooth with lower levels of carbonation and a moderate-to-heavy weight.

O-What a great beer. This thing drinks dangerously easy for the ABV. I think that good, non-BA stouts get lost among the current barrel craze, but this beer proves that big, non-BA beers can be quite delicious.

spoony, Tuesday at 01:41 AM
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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
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