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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,822 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,822
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 497
Gots: 1,284 | FT: 113
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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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Unibroue fluted glass (and quickly poured into a port glass) from bottle (2010 purchase). I recommend this from a glass with a smaller opening (port or sherry glass or even a sparkling wine flute). Larger glassware seems to give off the alcohol more, plus the aromas are much more streamlined with the smaller aperture.

Pours blacker than Hades with oatmeal colored head, decently persistent with fine lacing.

Smells of sour cherry, licorice, toffee, raisins and tawny port. Very good aromatics, though overly oppressed by the alcohol. The palate is much more refined with an Oloroso sherry-like quality. Drinks more like a rich port or sherry than a beer. Lots of toffee, bread pudding, spice, and raisins on the palate.

Lovely texture, though muddled due to the high alcohol. Of course I was thinking it was going to clock in at around 10%... so at 18% I guess they actually DID do a good job keeping the alcohol integrated!

Finishes nice with chewy tannins.

Overall one of the better stouts, yet more in line with a fine port or Oloroso sherry than a beer. With an abv of 18% drink at your own risk!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 22:55:47 | More by cbarrett4
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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,822 ratings.