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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,971 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,971
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 531
Gots: 1,357 | FT: 119
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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Photo of Oakenator
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

2011 version aged 1 year. Pours dark brown to black in the glass with an off white head. Head is reasonably thick at pour but then disappates to not much. Smells of a ton of dark malts. Taste is also dark malts but adds in brown sugar and syrup notes. Somewhat boozy taste at this point in time but have most of this case left in aging and have noticed in other WWS verticals that the boozy flavor goes away after a few years (hopefully same with this batch).

Oakenator, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of FrankJCurtin
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

FrankJCurtin, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Iceman77
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

First time having a World Wide, been too long and NYE is as good a time as any. The pour is a little disappointing, it's a nice color and depth, but there is no head or lacing...it wasn't a vigorous pour but still, maybe it was just this bottle? The aromas on the other hand are amazing, among the best I've ever experienced in a stout. Big blasts of roasted malt, chocolate, anise and currant, I almost felt like I was smelling a bourbon or a Cali cabernet at first. The flavors are just as bold, the malt and dark fruit comes back around, along with some earthy/oaky undertones almost like it was cask aged. The mouthfeel obviously has a little bite with the abv, but it's not overpowering. This is definitely a big, bold imperial stout, worthy of the "World Wide" label and a must try for stout lovers.

Iceman77, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

visualmartyr, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SuyoonShin, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of kaseydad
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%

Christmas Eve and all is well. Decided to crack this open before a night of presents and food.

Bottle dated 11/17/09. Snifter pour.

Pours a black as night brew with a nice beige head. Wasn't sure what to expect but I'm liking the pour and look so far.

The smell is fantastic. Chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, apple, cocoa and delicious vanilla.

Chocolate taste with a decent sized kick of booze that lets my esophagus know it's there. Dangerously drinkable though. Sweetness is present. More roastiness. Molasses. Kinda nutty aftertaste. I could see some palate fatigue coming on with more that just one bottle. Sweet underlining alcohol.

Hearty mouthfeel. Sam's crew got it right for such a high alcohol beast. Silky and smooth. Light carbonation.

Overall this monster is worthy of high marks. A massive stout that brings itself to the field and performs. I would highly recommend laying her down for a bit to soothe the beast, but the 3 year wait was worth it. Does not drink like a 18% beer. Nuff said.

kaseydad, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of allenson21
1.45/5  rDev -65.5%

HIGHLY disappointing. I'll take you through the experience then discuss.

12 oz bottle > Snifter

A - Pours nicely: dark brown with some tan head. Looks good

S - EEK. Soy sauce stout.

T - Yep, soy sauce. Alcohol and soy sauce. NOTHING ELSE!

M - The back-end is borderline palatable ---- high ABV stout. Poorly carbonated

O - Couldn't get through the 12 oz bottle. Offensive to the senses.

After trolling the other reviews, I think I may have bought an infected bottle. I checked the date and it was not too old. I was with several other avid beer drinkers and they concurred that this brew is offensive.

I would be willing to try it again, but this experience is a bit unsettling.

allenson21, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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nootch23, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

bmf0, Dec 21, 2012
World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,971 ratings.