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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,300 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,300
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 623
Gots: 1,551 | FT: 142
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 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of Shaun #1- shared with Doug also; from the 2010 vintage. Poured into a snifter glass and consumed yesterday, 6/3/2013.

Aroma: It's a great mix of dark fruits and deep roast malts.. reminds me of Bells' Expedition Stout but obviously bigger. The problem is the overpowering smell of rubbing alcohol. If it didn't, this nose would get a solid 5. (3.75)

Colour: Pours very dark brown with a small mahogany head that's gone fairly quickly. No lacing, but after all this is a high gravity beer (har har). Otherwise its a fairly unassuming but very dark and thick beer. (4)

Flavour: Phew. Rubbing alcohol, a little tart cherry, coffee, chocolate, mocha, molasses, prunes, and so on. Its obviously a very complex beer but I can't get over the rubbing alcohol sensation. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied beer, thick and viscous. Drinks quite smoothly despite the hot booziness that is evident right off the bat. OK carbonation. (4)

Overall: If this is WWS after 3 years, I'm afraid to try it fresh. But somehow, I am sure I am going to find myself trying it fresh. It's good, very boozy and probably a bit hyped (I guess its is ABV) but it's not a bad drinker by any means. (4)

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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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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,300 ratings.