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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
94
outstanding

4,326 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,326
Reviews: 1,673
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 639
Gots: 1,562 | FT: 143
Brewed by:
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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: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally got my hands on a bottle of this stuff. 2011 vintage, poured into a snifter; oily brown pour, jet black in the glass with a very minimal brown head that fades into nothing very soon. Huge nose; roasted malt and bourbon, booze and dark fruits are everywhere. Taste is just as mind-shattering as my first sip of BCBS was; and I'd say this equals BCBS in taste, although it's a bit different. That sweet banana-bourbon flavor is everywhere, along with dark raisin-like fruit tastes, and alcohol plays a large role (no surprise, at 15%-20%). Finish is darkly roasted malts hidden behind the sticky sweet flavors on top. Mouthfeel is smooth, sticky and full.
Stellar.
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Review #1 of 2, fresh vs. aged (12/25/2013)
2013 vintage poured into tulip (snifter is back at school). Dark brown pour, black in the glass with a half-finger dark brown head that fades after a bit into a small ring of bubbles around the edge.
Smells of dark roasted malt mostly, with soft hints of bourbon and dark fruit. There is a strong bittersweet chocolate sweetness to it, as well as a hefty wave of booze heat that washes over your palate, leaving a sticky sweet aftertaste in its wake with hints of roasted malt bitterness.
Mouthfeel is full, reasonably carbonated, and sticky.
Overall, comparing a fresh one to a ~2 year old one, the fresh seems a bit unhinged. The strong flavors are there in excess, but they have yet to mellow out and blend together, and allow the more subtle nuances to emerge. I plan to age my second bottle for an as yet undetermined period, and compare that to these two.

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,326 ratings.