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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

3,821 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,821
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 497
Gots: 1,284 | 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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tewaris

Minnesota

1.95/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottle from 2010 poured into a tasting snifter.

I brought this beer with me to a tasting w/ label removed as a "surprise beer"... however, it didn't look too stout-y to me either. Dark brown at best w/ predictably no head.

Aroma is what people have said over and over: nail polish remover and roast. When cold (or with an unaccustomed nose?), the beer is overpoweringly acetone like but partially transitions to its roasty side in time. Taste follows the nose with notes of solvents, coffee and roast.

Perhaps because of its high alcohol, this beer doesn't seem very thick. Compared to alcoholic beverages of similar strength (port), the body is medium at best. Overall it's not bad and much more bearable later on. I have heard good things about this with age... I hope to luck into a bottle someday. But I sure am not buying this at ~10 dollars. For less than twice the price per oz., Black Tuesday is an infinitely better example of an extreme stout. This one was... weird.

3, 2, 2, 3, 1

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 19:29:28 | More by tewaris
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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,821 ratings.