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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,825 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,825
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 498
Gots: 1,285 | FT: 113
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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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured thickly into a Duvel Tulip with an mahogany-brown color. Once poured color is inpenetrable black, with small sluggish bubbles emerging from the middle like gas escaping from a swamp. Aromas of alcohol, sweet coffee and caramel waft from my glass. It is difficult to pierce the veil of alcohol to obtain the other aromas...no matter how far I stick my nose into the glass. But wait, now I smell a trace of red wine...now a dry chocolate and grains... there are other things fighting thier way out.

Now to taste..what the hell is this!!!? it is quite sweet, but this falls off quickly to reveal a quamire of other subtle stouty coffee/chocolate flavors, raisins, and HONEY. My throat warms as the alcohol travels downward. I am now reminded of a dessert wine like a high residual sugar gewertztriminer. Gets better as it warms. Its hard to rate such a unusual concoction. Some hoppy bitterness is present but could be stronger I think. Oh!!! But wait... Now that it is warm, it definately port-like. Yes! It is a port! And a good one at that. I smell brandy! Wow. Mouthfeel is thick and velvet as you would suspect. Drinkability is pretty good considering but too sweet for a beer...like the 120 minute. But if you consider this as a port, it is quite drinkable. I would recommend serving like a port, perhaps a quarter or half pint a person. This is genious...how did they get an ale to taste like a fully-fleshed port??? A great contribution from Dogfish head. This should not be called a stout... it should fall into a new style category called "port ales". Try it and be perplexed!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2003 04:39:18 | More by HiroProtagonist
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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,825 ratings.