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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,264 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,264
Reviews: 1,657
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 597
Gots: 1,519 | FT: 138
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:
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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Photo of deakin
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldRickSputin
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GerryPendry
4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Possibly my all-time favorite. Pitch black with a nice tan head. One of the most complex flavor profiles I've ever tasted: chocolate, fruit, alcohol, sweet but well-balanced by dark malt and hops. It's a masterpiece.

Photo of salthemonster
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kplooki
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sasdragon
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdVandenberg
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Docmorgan78
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmgeng
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is very rare in Indiana so when I found this for $9 a bottle I had no choice but to get this huge beer (wine).

A - Pours dark brown but in the glass is a nice dark black. It pours somewhat thick with khaki head and nice lacing.

S - First tones that I notice were the roasty, chocolate, and alcohol but closely accompanied by dark fruits, caramel and malt. No discernible hops but there is so much complexity that I really enjoyed it.

T - The first sip you are overwhelmed with the typical imperial stout flavors with roast, malt, caramel, cocoa, and alcohol. The alcohol is definitely present like a fine wine but there is so much other flavor that you loose the alcohol after the first few sips and are coddled by the sweeter chocolate and delightful roasted character.

M - Very full mouth-feel with light carbonation. Oddly enough not the thickest beer I've ever had but it's definitely apparent that it has >10% ABV. With all the gusto it does stick to your palate but it is a nice sticky.

Overall, this is a very delicious beer that I enjoyed. Unfortunately it isn't quite as delightful as Ten Fidy but with so much flavor packed into every sip hard to say anything bad about it. I know that there are some people out there that would have a hard time dealing with the thickness of this stout and the punch but I love it. Ultimately it would come down to price and availability for me to favor some of the other big beers but if you can get your hands on this one it is worth a try.

Glass- Snifter

Photo of jroberts8811
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danflurry
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shelby415
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as deep and dark as a moonless night on the black water with a nice caramel head that dissipates shortly after the pour.

Smells heavily of barley and grain with some slight floral notes in the background. It also smells of dark fruit = plumb & raisin.

Taste is sweet barley and grain giving way to plumb and raisin with a slight bitter floral hop bite in the back. This is a rich complex brew with a lot to offer and new flavors coming out of the woodwork. It is big bad and delicious.

Photo of EricTKole
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConanSachler
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeeb
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkleu357
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Sweet hoppy smell. Has hints of that typical dogfish head aroma. Medium thick body. Black in color. Fairly light tasting. Can tell it’s high in alcohol. Some roasted taste. Sweet and very smooth.

Photo of Homebrew
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,264 ratings.