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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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World Wide StoutWorld Wide Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,800 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,800
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 494
Gots: 1,271 | FT: 111
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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idResponse

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I read other people complaining about the lack of head with a vigorous pour so I went in unafraid and just dumped the sucker in haphazardly, which produced a good one centimeter lick of head that stayed around for about two minutes. It has since descented into a creamy haze on top of the black oil that resides below. lacing does not want to stick to the side when swished around.

In my nose I get an overwhelming scent that is part organic paint thinner made of vanilla and molasses and so much roasted grain that I swore I was toasting some top quality rye bread in the toaster oven.

I am afraid to put this to my mouth. I better hold on to something.

Oh god. What is this? Is this some trick? I swore I just ... is this a liqueur of some sort? A strange port? Nay, there be carbonation! Not much, but this thing fills my mouth with thick rich deliciousness and just enough carbonation to make my tongue sparkle. The taste sensations being... almost indescribable. It is indescribable. It's delicious! There's a very slight alcohol burn as it goes down but that comes only after your taste buds burst with sweet woody smoky insanity. This is warming me from the inside out. This is easy to drink. Disturbingly so.

Interesting to ponder that I am spending $1 every time I take a swig. Damn this is worth it. This is perhaps one of the finest beverages mankind has made, and we mere mortals are lucky to enjoy it. If I didn't know these were 18% and they didn't cost the going rate of gold I could be putting these away as fast as I could pour them!

If you see this, buy as many as you can afford, because you will want more later.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 08:51:40 | More by idResponse
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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,800 ratings.