World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,208
Reviews: 1,648
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 568
Gots: 1,472 | FT: 130
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 11/17/09, a good 3.5 years old. This is my last bottle of WWS from the cellar.

A- Pours pitch black with a surprising half to full finger of khaki colored head that quickly fades. Lots of lacing along the side of the glass.

S- Smells heavily of booze still. There are also roasted malt notes, along with some coffee and chocolate.

T- Starts off with slight notes of coffee and dark fruits before leading way to some nice roasted malts. There is an unexplainable taste to it also that is sort of like soy sauce, not so good. This soy sauce taste isnt all apparent but was noted when I swish it around a bit in my mouth. The booze hits hard.

M- Medium to heavy bodied, medium carbonation, a definite sipper at 18% ABV with each sip leaving a nice warming feeling.

One of the first big stouts I ever had, and just getting around to reviewing it now. I feel this one really started to put big stouts on the map. Are there better ones out there? Definitely. But DFH WWS deserves respect.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from 2010

A: Thick black pour with a dark, brown mocha head.

S: It smells very alcoholic, almost like a liquor or port.

T: It is quite sweet and you can still taste the alcohol, but it is no longer a burn. It tries to come through as a burn but it peaks as a porty sweetness. You really get a "spicy" chocolate aftertaste that is quite pleasant. The aftertaste fades quite quickly. Quite malty with a bit of bitterness at the end.

M: It is a weird mouthfeel, which is probably due to the high ABV but lack of burn after aging. It is smooth and thick.

O: I kind of wish I had waited a bit more. It still has the lingering alcohol taste after 2 years (since this is brewed in december). However, this is a good beer and you can just forget about it and it will taste great at any time, especially after a few years.

World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,208 ratings.