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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,259
Reviews: 1,657
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 596
Gots: 1,517 | FT: 138
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Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2002

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
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having this as the Chicago Blackhawks serve up humble pie to Mike BabCOCK and the Redwings.

Pours an endless blackhole, opaque black. Off white mocha head with little lacing.

Aroma of mocha sweetness, chocolate, coffee and cream.

Not so heavy a brew-picking up on dark molasses, prune and roasted grain.

Mellow finish and velvety smooth. Full body coats the mouth and is chewy.

A lot of goodness going on with this sipping brew. Not as great as the hype, but overall, decent enough.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/17/09

A-I won't make any metaphor for how black it is. Can't get any darker. Head is fizzy and starts big but dies down to a thin crown of tight bubbles. Thin webs of lacing.

S-So much roast and charred molasses. Smells like port almost. Dried figs and what not. Like a big, boozy Raisinette. I swear it smells a bit like barbeque sauce. Chocolate is secondary to all the other aromas...age did this well.

T-The flavor is just a blast of Port, dark fruit, char, coffee, chocolate and BBQ sauce. I love how the fruity flavors are so stressed. The age has made all the flavors coexist and morph into a syrupy, sweet, complex explosion of flavor.

M-Legitimately heavy on the tongue. Sappy, chewy, sticky. Carbonation is fading. The booze has integrated very well after nearly four years.

O/D-Glad I tried this with some extended age. Its really cool and very unique. Don't think I'd like this fresh. However, now this is one hell of a beer. One of the best DFH beers.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 11/17/09.

Appearance - Pours black and a but transparent at the edge. Lots of chunks at the bottom of this bottle. Very leggy.

Smell - Super vinous. Raisins, port, deep red wine. Lots of sugars. Slight chocolate roast. Boozy.

Taste - A lot more chocolate than the nose. Still very fruity. Winey. Like port and chocolate. Raisins and oxidation. Sweet and boozy.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly dry. Sweet as hell and medium low carbonation.

Overall - Never loved this fresh, but this is really good. Complex port and red wine flavors.

World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,259 ratings.