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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,838 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,838
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 504
Gots: 1,288 | FT: 115
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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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blackie

California

3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: A roughish pour give a 0.3" mocha head that steadily recedes to just a ring around the glass. The beer is pretty much black.

smell: Sweet sweet sweet malt and dark fruit sugars all over the place, with some roast lingering behind. Aromas of currant with some port. Makes me think eisbock or dubbel with all the sweetness and malt present. Moderate American hop aroma with some ethanol fume. Gets a 4.0 for interestingness.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, and the body about as heavy as it gets.

taste: Very sweet, dark malt sugars and concentrated, dried tree fruits. Just enough roast behind all the sweetness to call it a stout, otherwise I'd call it some type of Belgian. Port. Hop flavor isn't that noticeable and a moderate bitterness helps dry up some of the sugar, lingering into the finish with some roast. Just a touch of ethanol noticeable. I'm thinking all the sweetness kills the complexity that I believe is hiding within.

drinkability: limited, thought the ABV seems well hidden

12oz. bottle received from BeerBeing in No BS BiF. Bottled 10/29/05. The bottle I bought in Rehoboth a couple summers ago is definaely gonna be sitting for quite awhile...at least 2 more years.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 03:08:41 | More by blackie
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DogFood11

California

2.85/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

1-12oz bottle brought back from Boston. Not a shock but it held up beautifully. Poured into a goblet with some aggression it formed a dark brown head that fizzes down to nothing with an outer ring still standing. Black body.

I pick up lots of fig, dark over ripe fruit, and wood.

This will wake ya up, or put you down. Syrupy mollases in taste and body. A liquored up dopplebock comes to mind. I get a touch of pine and alcohol in the backdrop. Alcohol then hits a highlight around 3/4 of the way through then is waxed again by the malts for a thick ending followed by more alcohol. Thick dark candied figs, plumbs and be prepared to chew on them for a while. It can be a bit over the top syrup and some cloying as well ( and that seems to be their objective, just not for me ). Gotta take a shit on this one.

Notes: This tastes like it has 1000 calories per bottle. Ultra sweet and thick, alcohol smash and a chocolate, Alcohol finish. It was entertaining but I couldn't see spending $9 bucks for 12 more ounces.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2006 05:16:57 | More by DogFood11
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IntriqKen

California

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unpenetratable black in the glass with a half finger tan head that disappears immmedately but leaves behind a solid ring of tan lacing.
Aromas are primarily coffee and chocolate.
Taste is WAY more than you could ever find in the aroma. Raisins, dark fruits, plums, prunes, brown sugar. Sweet...very sweet....candy, sugary sweet.
Warm alcohol follows everything down after you swallow.
Thick cloying sugary sweetness lays on the tongue long after you swallow.
Wow....very VERY heavy desert brew.
18%????
Good night.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2006 01:55:47 | More by IntriqKen
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yeastpuppet

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Purchased single ,undated bottle at beer store (within crawling distance) of my home .Oh the agony ..
Poured into a pint glass , the brew appears opaque from a distance , reddish /black from close after fizzy 1/2 brown head subsides .
Smells malty with hints of dark fruit and alcohol , very nice .
I reviewed this beer at about 50 deg . f.
Tastes starts out with big malt , hints of raisens/plums, and a whole slew of flavors that finished and blended with a finely balanced bitterness that lingered just long enough to demand more tasting .
Like I expected , the mouthfeel was full , but not cloyingly so . A nice whack of alcohol on the gums lets you know this is a no fooling around beer .
I thoroughly enjoyed this beer , more so than last years offering .

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 13:43:13 | More by yeastpuppet
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all I must thank Jay (quasimoto) for hooking up a friend of mine and I with a 6 pack of the 2005 batch of this outstanding beer. This beer cannot be sold commercially here in Ohio due to its high 18% ABV content. I poured a 12 ounce bottle of this into a brandy snifter. This beer is a black color that lets in no light whatsoever. It has a tan head about a finger thick. The head shrunk considerably 5 minutes after being poured, the head was not that big to begin with. It does leave some very nice lacing though. There are sweet aromas of roasted malt, some coffee, and dark fruits such as plums, prunes and dare I say grapes? In some ways the aroma did remind me of red wine quite a bit. The aroma is quite overwhelming. Perhaps the strongest aroma I have ever had from a beer. The taste is sweet up front before becoming a bit bitter, again like red wine! In some ways this is definetly the sweetest stout I have ever had. Flavors or roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit such as plums or prunes, and a bit of caramel or chocolate are all present. The taste of alcohol is certainly well present, but is well masked, especially for the alcohol content of a beer such as this. You really start to feel the warming effects after a few sips, and from there you just feel it more and more with each sip. Has a sort of dry aftertaste. Has a crisp and thick, oily mouthfeel leaves a coat on the inside of your mouth. Moderate carbonation. More drinkable than I would have expected for a beer of such high ABV content. The 18% ABV level kicks in after just a few sips so be weary of that. I couldn't see myself drinking more than one of these at a time. A truly outstanding beer! A must try for all stout lovers if you can get your hands on one of these beauties. I have two more bottles that I am cellaring for the future.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2006 05:22:17 | More by neenerzig
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with some vigor into my St Bernardus chalice.

Deep, dark impenetrably black body with 1/2 finger of dark brown head. Stout porn, indeed.

Nose is roasty malt, rich and bitter. Kind of hits me like smelling that first cup of coffee in the morning, you just know you're going to love it.

Flavor is dark intensity. Incredibly rich roasted malt. Bitter coffee, like chewing on espresso beans. Dark fruits, like concentrated prunes/plums. Alcohol burn, but not as much as I expected. A truly massive beer, but really tasy and good.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick. Coats the mouth like chocolate milk made with the original syrup. Decadence.

Drinkability is much better than I expected, but still limited. I will sip this thing for at least half an hour, and not want another. But every sip is heavenly.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2006 01:16:45 | More by ghostwalker
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redsahx

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass out of the bottle. No head at all really, just a few bubbles up top. Sniffing the bottle after the pour, I really enjoyed the scent.

Has the richness of a stout, but certainly not bitter like a Guiness or Wolaver's oatmeal or whatever other stout you can think of. Much like Dogfish Head's other strong brews (120 IPA, Raison D'Extra) this has a sweet taste to it which helps conceal the 18%alcohol content. I was told that unlike the 120 and D'Extra that I would notice the alcohol here but I didn't. I sort of went into this with low expectations, but I have to say I really liked this beer. However those who don't like a sweet taste in their brews probably won't be happy. However I found it very drinkable.

It's a stout alright, but I can't put my finger on where the sweetness comes from. Sort of molasses-like.

With apologies to those who claim Dogfish Head is "in decline", I am once again impressed by one of their offerings. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 03:14:32 | More by redsahx
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dherling

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 2005 bottle found in an India deli's refridgerator in NYC. Poured out a Darth Vader black with no head whatsoever. Huge amount of malt in the nose, with even more alcohol. Rasins, sherry, molasses, lots of fun sweet things here. Everything is there in the taste that you get int he nose, but the alcohol isn't particularly apparent. Where do you hide 18% alcohol? Behind a ridiculous amount of barley I guess. I also get some chocolate and coffee, soy sauce, and even a hint of sour cherry. I wouldn't call this an extremely dirnkable beer, it has to be someone who likes this style. Big stouts, barley wines, scotch ales, port and sherry drinkers. But if you like this styles, you will love this beer. Try to let this warm up a bit, as the soy sauce and sour cherry did dissipate and left behind some warmer coffee and espresso.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2006 16:23:17 | More by dherling
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BlackJeremiah

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2005 version, poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Stone RIS specialty glass.

A: Impenetrable, still oil slick. Looks as powerful as its ABV suggests, like it's daring me to drink it. Aeration produces little to no head; of course, that's no problem given the style and viscosity.

S: Barley, alcohol, surprising lack of roastiness. Sweet fruity notes, figs and black currants. Almost some Pinot Noir-like characteristics in this ghostly aroma.

T: Incredible malty sweetness, more than I ever could have expected. Slight drying from the alcohol asserting itself. Barleywine-like flavors, honey, sweet, but not cloying, with some tart fruit notes--cranberries, plums and raisins. Not at all what I expected, and I love it.

M: Drinks like wine. Has an ABV like wine. Complex like wine. Sweetness like wine. Drying like wine. It might BE wine.

D: Smooth, flavorful, complex, creamy and delectable. Delicious. Incredible.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 02:28:30 | More by BlackJeremiah
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monkeybutler

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2005 bottling.

Pours very dark. Using my non-scientific method of holding it up to my desk lamp, I'm not getting any light to pass through this beer at all. Minimal head that dissipates too quickly. Some lacing.

Smells are malty, roasty, with some raisiny and alcoholic notes.

First sip was staggering. Not really enough roastiness to counterbalance the maltiness, the flavor is amazing. There's a million little aspects of flavor registering, between raisiny to chocolatey to toffee-like, all the way out to an alcoholic warming down the back of my throat.

Mouthfeel is just unbeatable. Very syrupy and cloying, and definitely getting my whole mouth involved.

Drinkability is good, considering the alcohol and maltiness. I wouldn't ever drink more than one, for practical reasons though.

WWS is a beer that I always look forward to drinking, though I have only had it a few times. I'm glad that there are brewers like Sam Calagione that are pushing the envelope for high alcohol beers. Anyone can brew an Impy that's 11% and have it taste good, but it takes a special brewer to make an 18% stout still taste like a stout and still taste like a good stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2006 02:52:44 | More by monkeybutler
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tattooedtolley

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I came into this beer expereince with all sorts of high hopes. I was not let down in the least bit. While I couldn't find a date on this bottle, I guess it has sat in the cellar of the wine shop where I bought it for at least a year. I guess this because everyone talks about how strong the alcohol taste and smell is in this beer but I couldn't really notice it at all. It had the most rich roasted malt flavor I have ever had in a beer. The body was really thick and kind of syrupy. I was able to pour a big head on it by pouring from a few inches higher than the glass, straight into the bottom of the glass. The head was incredibly dark brown.

If you like imperial stouts, this one should really be on your list to at least try. I will ask the owner how long the store has had those in the cellar and make an edit if I get an answer on that. I will also seek out a fresh bottle if I can in order to see if there was a difference. I was shocked by how little I could notice the alcohol and I ended up having a DIPA homebrew afterwards.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 14:08:36 | More by tattooedtolley
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Not much of a pffft sound on opening, so not too much carbonation. Nice black color with very thin head and with a very alcoholic aroma. It smells more like bourbon than Kentucky Breakfast Stout or Bourbon County Stout, and I don't see that it's advertised as such. One whiff and you know you're gonna feel this beer.

The flavor is very sweet and alcoholic, tastes like cherries and Bourbon with extra EtOH. The mouthfeel is thick and coating and the alcohol burn remains in my throat and stomache after each sip. I can't rate the drinkability as too high because I have to sip it slowly and I'm afraid to drink too much.

Nice stout, but I'll not be paying $8.99 for another bottle any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 23:05:21 | More by TurdFurgison
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oelergud

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black body letting very dark mahogany come through at the edge. Big tan head tiny to small bubbles. Retention is ok, good lace.
Very clearly a high ABV just from smelling this brew. Marzipan, sweet cherries, almod, molasses and raisens.
Not as alcoholic as the ABV would lead you to believe, but of course the alcohol is apparent and warmingly so. Dark Cherries and raisens, some overripe banana and marzipan.
Thick and full body though flat as most high alcohol brews are. Pretty good coating and very slick.
Highly drinkable but a sipper to be sure.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2006 20:17:05 | More by oelergud
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badbeer

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a thick black color with a tan head that dissipated and left no lacing, I expected that at 18% alchohol. Still looked tasty though. Smell was of alcohol and some cocoa powder, didn't care for that too much. Taste is a completely different story. It's full of chocolate and roasted malts, has vinous qualities as well, very complex. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, low carbonation. Very nice to drink, I'll consider picking up some to age.

Bottle courtesy of phisig137, thanks.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2006 16:34:31 | More by badbeer
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peabody

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a lot of head but dark as midnight.
Smell is caramel and sugar and alcohol.
First taste is coffee and chocolate and alcohol. Even though the alcohol is hidden pretty well.
Mouthfeel is warm and dark and sweet with a creamy feel.
All in all, it is a pretty good tasting beer. I could take a couple of bottles on a hike and get lost in the woods.
I think there is a bit too much alcohol in here for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 00:42:29 | More by peabody
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kbnooshay

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: jesus the label design sucks. Earthy barley label with a neon green cap. Anyways, this poured a black as fuck black with red highlights on the edges. The head was short lived but the darkest brown I have ever seen in a head.

s: The aroma was sweet and malty. It was kinda wine-like.

t: Where is the alcohol at 18%. Are you serious? The taste is malty, chocolately and believe it or not kinda mild.

mf/d: The mouth is thick as I had expected. Super creamy and syrup like. Yes this is drinkable, but if I had more than 1 or 2 I would be well on the road to wasted.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2006 03:37:13 | More by kbnooshay
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HimerMan

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from 2004. Purchased from BeerYard; I was very happy when I saw "2004" written on the all black box with the dogfishhead packing tape sealing off this box.

First off, this is a crazy beer - I've had many beers, but this is on the cusp between extremely strong double stouts and sherry or cognac. (Not as extreme as Utopias, but getting there - maybe it is just a style difference).

Poured into my Delirium Tremens snifter, about 3-4 ounces of this pitch black no head brew after a big meal on a Friday night. Oil, motor oil, is the only way to describe how thick, black and interesting this beer is.

Smell - this is a bit botherome, even though you should know this is coming, alcohol is really evident in the smell. Almost to the point where you don't want to sip it. (I've only had the 04, but have a couple of 03s left from a few years back - I am assuming the alcohol smell would be much stronger in the new batches).

Taste - once you get over the smell, it is worth it. For some odd reason, the alcohol really wasn't present in the taste. I had a large amount of flavor, you can certainly tell a lot (or ridiculous) amount of barley was used by the malt flavor and chocolate notes. No hops. Strange, very strange, this was incredibly smooth. There were some notes of soy sauce that come through, only on one sip for me (and my brother), but not present after the beer warms up slightly.

Drinkability - This is not for everyone. You are better off splitting this with someone who truly appreciates the darkest of stouts and enjoys strong cognacs or any other slow-sipping drinks. Also, as a note on drinkability - I believe these were designed to hold for up for several years in the future, so, if you happen to find any of these older bottles - buy them. Older vintages may have a more mellowed alcohol presence. I will have to confirm this in the future - but, it seems that by reading the reviews, the new ones are more alcohol intensive.

Overall - this is definitely worth buying, you will need to get passed the smell (in my opinion) and have a few ounces at a time. It does warm well, but still has better flavors with a still cold temperature. Slightly below cellar temperature may be ideal.

Buy this as a single where yuo can, and check the date before drinking it. Make sure you are up for this beer, it is still not for every person.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2006 13:13:54 | More by HimerMan
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trep

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2002 23%

No head, dark opaque body with ruby glints on the edge.

Strong alcohol presence, dark fruits are abundant, mollasses and brown sugar.

Tastes of strong maple syrup up front, hardly any alcohol presence which is surprising, very sweet and sugary. Thick body.

Full as can be, its like drinking syrup, hardly any carbonation. For 23% its incredibly drinkable. Alcohol just isn't there anymore.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 23:26:59 | More by trep
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rayjay

Hawaii

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

2004 bottle.

Pours dark and thick. Typical DFH: small head fades in seconds and no lace.

Smell of liquor (whiskey or vodka) and the darkest malts...and tons of 'em.

Taste is very complex, and where the beer shines. Reminds me of eating dark roasted malts. Loads of 'em, of the darkest order; thick coffee, fudge topping, whiskey, cognac, oak. Carbonation is just barely there. Hops are almost undetectable, and alcohol is obvious but definately well within the acceptable range for such a boozy beer. Hot vanilla extract aftertaste with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is boring to me, and typical of DFH big beers: flat, syrupy, sticky, lots of residual sugar. It fits the beer good enough, but it reminds me of amateur homebrew.

I rated the drinkability a perfect 5 because it makes the perfect nightcap or dessert beer, great to swirl in a glass like brandy and a joy to sip.

Unique and immensly enjoyable. One is definately enough, and I like to split it with a friend if possible. Alcohol is felt big time. I can't wait to see what it tastes like in a few years. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 07:24:03 | More by rayjay
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adamdotson

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my top ten. Not neccesasarily my favorite stout, but neverless, one of the most unique. Probably the most metamorphic nose I've ever experienced. Toasty and crisp. The alcohol hides itself so incredibly well. 18%! I've never had had one to myself and almost don't think I'm ready to. Some beers are great craft work. This beer is a symphony. As soon as you have identified one flavor, it has modulated to another and offspring have breathed hot, smooth, campfire through waterfalls. I smelled in the nose of this beer a smell that i have never smelled in any other beer. Pot liquor from southern style green beans. The primary theme was vanilla, then strong maple and honey, following that, coffee, then the green beans pot liquor, then milk chocolate(not robust enough to be dark) So smooth. I smelled this beer for probably ten minutes before I even tasted it. Once I finally did, it was like tantric sex. This beer! Wow. This is what I always thought a stout from Belgium would taste like. But, then I realized that this is actually quintessentially american micro extreme. This is, in my opinion, the essence of the new American style. This is maybe a bit dramatic, but it is so amazing, and honestly I've had a few other imperial stouts tonight and alot of homebrewed chocolate stout so what can I say. I forgot to write down one of the most striking flavors. Smores! Strong toasted marshmallow, graham cracker and finally chocolate. I didn't smell this, but I tasted it. Also a bit of coconut, but only as a supporting idea, not as a main theme. I will reajourn with this one soon. By the way, i had the 2005 bottle. I think it was 18.8%.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 06:18:47 | More by adamdotson
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egajdzis

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 21% CA and England release, as this is my favorite of the 3 DFH has produced. Pours an opaque black color with a nice tan head and lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate and barley. Awesome creamy start with an awesome dry finish full of roasted malts and chocolate. Alcohol was very well covered, considering it was 21%. Out of 2003's versions (18.8 and 21) this is my favorite. I tasted the 18.8, 21 and 23 tonight and this was by far my favorite, and perfectly drinkable. Matter of fact, everyone I was with tonight, enjoyed this the most as well!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 12:42:44 | More by egajdzis
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Beauregard

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beautiful beer. In my opinion all of the xx-minute IPAs are good but flawed, but this is the flagship beer from what is a deservingly revered brewery. I just opened a bottle from 2003 tonight, and the wait has paid off.

Pours a deep, deep black color. Think oil. Aroma is strong, delicious, full of oak, vanilla, caramel, chocolate maltiness along with a faint scent of ethyl alcohol. A very slight off-white head is barely present, due to the high alcohol content. The first sip is malty, smooth, warm but not alcoholic. Bourbon flavors hide behind a mellow malt front. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin compared to most stouts, but let's be honest, this beer started out with four times the gravity of a stout. The balance is dead on. Think Belgian winter, or oak-aged barleywine; however you classify it, it's fantastic.

The worldwide stout compares very similarly to the (newer) Weyerbacher Insanity, which I described as "chocolate cheesecake with an after dinner drink". This is just as good, or better, and manages to clock in at 18% abv.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2006 03:44:19 | More by Beauregard
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Dubbercody

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sitting down with my dad and my grandfather to taste this lovely brew. Poured into 2 glasses (gramps passed on this one) and a nice little head popped up to say Hi before being swallowed into the depths of dark brown oilly brew.

The nose on this beer makes your own tickle with the sweet alcohol warmth that rises from the glass like a wavy mirage off in the desert.

Chocolate, vanilla and alcohol climb into your mouth for a nice warming trip down, more complex flavors emerve in the aftertaste and as the brew warms.

A great beer to share with a friend (or two) and put a smile on your face.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2006 00:03:17 | More by Dubbercody
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watermelonman

California

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured to a heavy black with some carbonation but no real head. There's no lace either.

The smell is pretty extreme. Alcohol comes through big alongside dark fruit, dark malt, and just a little chocolate and oak. The taste follows that up with more gig flavor. Dark malt content is huge. Rum seems to be coming through too. Dark fruits come out in the middle, and alcohol takes over the finish. The mouthfeel is deep and heavy. Drinkability is incredible considering the alcohol content.

Unique, very strong, and very well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2006 06:13:38 | More by watermelonman
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klewis

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours jet black with a bubbly one-finger head that quickly subsides to a frothy ring . Specks of lacing on the glass.

S: Rich smell with aromas of coffee and chocolate. There's some alcohol in there too, but not as much as I expected.

T: Big full flavor that gives your tastebuds a workout. Some of your typical stout flavors here, but magnified. The flavor is accompanied by a vodka-like alcohol taste, but again, less than expected.

M: Thick and obviously full-bodied. It seems a bit of carbonated to me. Every sip fills you with a warmth that is not quick to go away.

D: I've had stouts that tasted better, but the fullness and the magnitude of the flavor is what makes this one impressive. An alcohol presence is noted, but much less than in some brews of half its ABV. IMO, well worth the $9 a bottle I paid.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2006 22:41:37 | More by klewis
World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
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