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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,794 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,794
Reviews: 1,623
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 493
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 111
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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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mixed_master7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-31-2012 18:51:17 | More by mixed_master7
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circus_cat

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-28-2012 21:04:56 | More by circus_cat
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mwoodside

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-28-2012 14:05:12 | More by mwoodside
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*200th Review*

12 oz. bottle poured into DFH Signature glass. Bottled in 2011.

A - Pours syrupy and black with about a finger of almond colored head. Shows great retention for a beer this big. Speckled lace clings to the edges of the glass.

S - Rich and malty aroma composed of candied figs, vanilla, and oak. There is an earthy booziness in the aroma that reminds me of scotch. Spicy hazlenut and coffee on the back end.

T - Sweet mocha on the forefront. Bittering oak and cloying molasses malt follow. Some good dark fruit flavors emerge as it warms. Slight burn on the back of the tongue, but not totally offputting. Aftertaste is of dates and booze.

M - Full bodied with mellow carbonation. Smooth with a bit of an alcohol bite on the back end.

O - Another of the polarizing DFH green caps. I thought this one was very good. It was unsurprisingly sweet, with a rich candied character to cut the booze. I enjoyed it more as it warmed and more fruit and vanilla flavors emerged. Not as good as it is on tap, but this one always has a place in my cellar.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 03:25:43 | More by NoLeafClover44
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-28-2012 00:18:06 | More by SLUGLIFE
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thegrifter

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-27-2012 23:32:26 | More by thegrifter
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rhsatterfield

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-27-2012 22:24:59 | More by rhsatterfield
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CloudStrife

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a small snifter. Bottled in 2010 D.

A: Pours a very very dark ruby brown that appears black in the glass. A 1 finger khaki head sticks around for a minute or two before dwindling down to a film. Certainly not going to see any carbonation in this beer. No real lacing.

S: Very reminiscent of a port wine, notes of carmel and dark roasted malt. A hint of vanilla and a bourbon barrel. Dark fruits (raisin and fig) become more apparent as it warms, also some hints of coffee.

T: A complex blend of stout meets port. Has all of the dark chocolaty and roasted malts you would expect but with a blend of port wine, bourbon and vanilla.

M: A very creamy and full bodied brew. Warming from the booze. For how strong it is the booze is well hidden, just very warming.

Overall even more impressive than I anticipated. All the qualifications of a very good stout. Surprisingly drinkable yet very warm, great stout taste with a lot of age and port taste. Worth a try by any strong beer fan.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 20:59:18 | More by CloudStrife
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-26-2012 03:31:24 | More by PoolFishGolf
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Wilhelm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-25-2012 23:24:34 | More by Wilhelm
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-25-2012 19:54:20 | More by Davepoolesque
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-25-2012 18:24:10 | More by beerpadawan
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FullObs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-23-2012 19:14:07 | More by FullObs
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MidtowneMarket

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-23-2012 02:44:01 | More by MidtowneMarket
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-22-2012 08:08:07 | More by Beeradelphia
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tut2528

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2008 Vintage consumed end of July 2012 on honeymoon

A: a black hole. There is very minimal head formation that is off-white in appearance and dissipates very quickly. You can see the alcohol sticking to the glass as you swirl the beer.

S: huge enormous sweet malt, caramel/toffee, brown sugar crushes the nostrils and is detected upon pouring the brew. Surprisingly the alcohol is pretty well hidden but it is still noticeable. There is also a slight vanilla aspect to this as well.

T: huge caramel/toffee and malt again dominate this brew. I pick up a some bitter dark chocolate and a very slight hint hop note. There is a creaminess present but I find it more like half & half than vanilla. Raisins also sweeten this one up. The alcohol content has died down considerably since the first time I had this one back in 2008 but it still is present. It actually helps the beer balance itself out because without it this would just be too damn sweet.

M: as you can expect, this is a full bodied stout. It leaves a slight burn of alcohol but again, not as much as expected and it actually has a pretty smooth finish.

O: nice brew, but I don’t think I will be interested in purchasing another one of these. It’s much better with the age on it, but it is still just a decent beer at best. the alcohol has definitely calmed down, but the massive sweetness that is needed to balance out the big ABV just isn’t that appealing to me. This one had 4 years on it and it doesn’t make much sense to buy a beer now just to make it decent 4 years later.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 19:42:00 | More by tut2528
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wtfdic

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-21-2012 13:44:25 | More by wtfdic
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottled this year. Fresh.

Looks medium-thin in body, not totally opaque, only a thin collar.
I like the nose, since it has noticeable alcohol, but i knew it would. Not as sweet as i remember this beer being when i was a noob, granted this beer was a different recipe way back then with a larger malt bill and higher alcohol. Roasted malts are strong on the bill, dry cacao.
I have been drinking a lot of bourbon this week, so understand that when i say the heat is not overpowering where i am coming from. The heat is at a really nice level. Again not as hershey syrup as i thought i remembered. dark chocolate, roasted malts again are strong here. Some vanilla and oatmeals.

For me not worth $10 a bottle when i can drink a dram of great bourbon for much less, but i still like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 04:27:20 | More by ChadQuest
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-21-2012 01:37:33 | More by AndrewMichael
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-19-2012 23:23:31 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2012 02:39:27 | More by Supergenious
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2012 02:19:36 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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rangr514

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-19-2012 01:49:30 | More by rangr514
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Walshwi

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2012 01:27:05 | More by Walshwi
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-18-2012 01:33:24 | More by CEDAMA
World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,794 ratings.