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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,259 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,259
Reviews: 1,657
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 595
Gots: 1,517 | FT: 138
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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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Photo of mmcave
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce got it in trade with cooperrip, chilled and poured into a nonic. Black, completely opaque no rudy highlights on this ship, with a brownish off white head, very dense, but dissipates into a film, and theres spider web lacing. Smells sweet, maybe a tinge of honey then backed by lovely chocolate, coffee aroma, and behind that a slight oaked vanilla, earthiness and a little raison and anise. Alcohol is present here (especially as it warms), but not in that impending doom sort of way, this is much more enticing. Taste personally is sinfully delicious, it is very sweet, but I love it. Raw wonderful complex sugar with a rich milky chocolate coffee character, and a medium sweet ( I like to think of it as a roar of a ) dry finish. Hints of sherried raisons and just a tinge of anise. Because of the sugary coffee character it lingers on your the back of your throat much the way sweetened coffee does and make you want that next sip. Bitterness is there, but just enough to hold the last little shred of thread to anchor this slightly a typical beast of a stout from attacking your neighbor. This is great not at all your normal stout, but a fucking great time just the same. I got two more bottles and I am very pleased.

Photo of Estarrio
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a midnight black with a fine, cocoa colored head. The head fades quickly, leaving silky lacings along the sides of the glass.

At 18%, there is quite a bit of alcohol in the nose. This is tempered by a strong presence of sweet, chocolate malt and barley. There is also a bit of doughy yeast present, along with oak, vanilla and a subtle array of dark fruit esters.

There is a pleasant, non-cloying sweetness that persists from start to finish. This is a nice compliment to the warming, alcohol taste. Sweet malt, roasted barley, chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, vanilla, oak, caramel and just a bit of bitter coffee mingle with sweet, raisin esters making this one unforgettably, complex brew. The dark fruit flavors lend a sort of Belgian quality to this fine stout. The aftertaste possesses a little tartness, along with some spicy alcohol.

To call this brew full bodied would be a gross understatement. It is viscous, lightly syrupy with a creamy texture provided by light/moderate carbonation. The drinkability is only slightly hindered by the high alcohol content. This is a sipping beer to be sure.

Another fine, extreme offering from the folks at DFH!

Photo of Hautacam
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark,thick..with a foamy dark tan head.
Smells of dried fruit,chocolate...maybe a hint of anise.
Taste...wow..this is amazing stuff..super sweet,malty,chocolate,roasty malt ,prunes...there's alcohol too, but it is not as prominent as you would expect from such a high ABV. As it warms it gets more intense.Hops are there, but don't play a huge role.
Mouthfeel is heavy...carbonation...medium and very creamy.
Sneaky stuff. I'll have to get more.

Photo of vwcraig
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/10/06
Thick and black into a tumbler. Smells to me of molasses, raisin,and a boozy smell. Faint chocolate smell as it warms but this also brings out a strong booze smell almost like vodka. Alcohol present in taste that leaves an initial burn. Kinda cough syrupy or like a cherry liquor. Only pick up a roasted malt taste afterwards. Slick and oily mouthfeel. Can only speculate what some age will do but this bottle definitely needs mellowed out. Kind of a fresh sample. Will have more after a few months. More drinkable than expected for 18% ABV.

Photo of EStreet20
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the '06 version of my all-time favorite. Let's see how this one tastes fresh. Bottled on 10-10-06

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A - Hard pour yields a pitch black liquid with a one finger dark tan head. Head shrinks but leaves a nice cap on the brew.

S - Alcohol comes at you along with some wine like fruit characteristics. A tiny hint of chocolate also resides in the backdrop.

T - Great roasty, chocolatey malts here along with some fruit character. The alcohol taste is well subdued and the balance of flavors is incredible. I've got to say this year's WWS fresh tastes the best I've ever had it. More of that roasty chocolate malt taste than in the years past I've tried.

M - As always a smooth, full mouthfeel. Excellent feel.

D - Unbelievable. The complexity is ridiculous as in all years past with WWS but I really think the chocolatey flavor being more pronounced right from the first sip has taken this beer into a class by itself.

Photo of warmstorage
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ooohhh... I've been waiting for a while for this. Believed to be 2004 (possibly 2005) vintage. 12 ounce bottle. States bottling date 10/10/?? (wiped off.) $8.99/12 ounce bottle at the fancy beer store on newbury Street, Boston. Bauer?

Pours opaque, perfect black. Maintains only a very light head, but does leave creamy tan lacing.

Aroma is is sugar, yeast, malt sweetness, sugar, and yeast. And yeast. Did I mention yeast? And sugar? And creosote?

Taste is roast, creosote, burn, sugar, yeast, more roast, and more creosote. Fantastic, delicious stuff. Finishes with a burn. Not warm alcohol, not hot alcohol, but a genuine burn. Yum, yum, yum.

Slighter hints include prunes, and fruit, but mostly yeast, sugar, and creosote.

Mouth is slightly syrupy, but mostly hot, and all good.

We had a really challenging day, and wanted the most interesting beer we had to make it better. It came down to this, Rogue XS barleywine, 2005 Double Bastard, Moylander DIPA, 2004 or 2005 Smoked Porter, and so on. This was a vaguely difficult choice, but feels well worth it.

Delicious stuff, and notwithstanding the $8.99 per bottle *when I can find it* it's something I'd drink a hell of a lot of if I could.

Photo of Byeast
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My bottle of World Wide Stout is a 12 oz. , from 2006 winter season.

Appearance: This stout poured a super deep , opaque , pitch black color. The head started as a small , thick tan foam that dissipated to a tight creamy ring around my snifter that left lots of spotty lace.

Smell: A decidely complex aroma on this brew. Aromas of aged port, lots of deep roasted characters , wood , dark chocolate , rich malt , hint of esspresso , some smokyness , bit of dark berries as it warms , and a noticable alcohol tinge.

Taste: Damn! So complex! Super rich and roasty , dark and brooding. The first wave of flavors that come at me are rich , slightly smokey and sweet malts , brown sugar , charred wood , slight soy sauce , bit of vanilla , then some very dark chocolate , hint of dark fruit / berry flavor , very light hint of esspresso , and a very noticable and warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Creamy , chewy.

Drinkability etc. : WoW! I am super impressed by this beer. Never before have i sampled a stout as complex and interesting as this. As intense and strong as it is , it is still very drinkable - in a sipping way. The only reason i won't go buy a case of this beer is because of the price. I will however be buying some more to age , and more to drink in the near future.

Photo of MVassar
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

By the looks of it, it could have emerged from my espresso machine. Wow. Pitch black, thin, light brown head with minimal lacing. Unusual yet intriguing.

Loaded with fragrance. Coffee, soy sauce, dried fruit, raw cane sugar. Plenty of alcohol, too.

Tastes the way it smells. Huge flavors. Lots of alcohol. It's so incredibly rich you could have it instead of dessert.

Thick, viscous, and syrup like. Glides across the palate with only a hint of carbonation. Again, very unusual but absolutely fascinating.

I wouldn't want to sit down with a six pack of this stuff, but as a sipping beer it's very compelling. Next time I'll split a bottle with some lucky imbiber.

Photo of isaac
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle to over-sized wine glass.

A - Very dark body with deep brown edged. 1/2 finger head that sinks to few bubbles and a sort of oily film on top of the beer, sort of like the crema on espresso.

S - Very strong in the alcohol department, with hints of vanilla, brown sugar, oakiness, and roasted-chocolate-malts. perhaps some bananas and dried fruits, too.

T - Wow - this tastes almost exactly like port (sweet, dark fruits, wood-barrel), but with a bit of chocolate and cream. From the first sip I can feel the booze in the front my head.

M - A bit too carbonated for the taste - the alcohol is already very hot and the burning from the carbonation seems to push the comfort of my mouth over the edge into cringing. however, the finish is smooth as the stomach starts to feel the warmth of the high ABV.

D - A very interesting beer, however, not one I will probably go back to. Good for a desert/digestif, but, if I want that, I'll just have some port.

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled in '05

Pours pitch black with a thin, creamy head that is well-retained considering the high abv.

The smell is of sweetened dark fruits - prunes and raisins especially - with chocolate and espresso. Alcohol notes rise to give it a warming effect - almost covering some of the flavor, but held in check. A powerful, rich aroma.

VERY very malty. Sweet dark fruits and grain (The label says "a ridiculous amount of barley" - It's true. Sweet chocolate and coffee notes along with caramel mix in. Very complex. If you're looking for hops - well, look elsewhere - minimal here - if at all. A powerful spicy, sharp alcohol presence makes itself well-known, especially in the finish.

Alcohol is certainly noticeable in the feel. In fact, to me - it almost wiped away the aftertaste for a moment. It is creamy and rich, though sharp.

Certainly a "sipper" - and a slow one at that. It does taste good and is powerful. My main issue with it is that the alcohol presence is more than it needs to be, IMO. I enjoyed other high alcohol beers (and some I didn't), but this one almost wrecked what is a delicious brew. Still in all, it's amazing. Is it worth $9? Well, to try once (and maybe once more with a friend or two) - certainly. But, even if I had a ton of money - which I don't - I don't know that I would by this often at all - It pushes the envelop with over-the-top. Glad I got to try it though! - Had an enjoyable almost two hours with it!

Photo of grub
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aprilluvsbeer hooked me up with this in a recent trade. thanks april!

bottling date is pretty smudged, but i think it says 10/23/05.

pours an inky black with a half inch of dense brown head. head is slow to drop and leaves tons of lace behind.

aroma is great. black licorice. sweet bready malt. deep roastyness and hint of smoke. dark chocolate. dried fruit, dates maybe. bit of coffee.

taste is good. much sweeter than i expected, and more than i think is appropriate. moderate bitterness. toffee and dark chocolate. some coffee. alcohol fairly prominent. definitely some dried fruit like dates.

mouthfeel is pretty good. big and beefy, with a decent carbonation level.

drinkability is not that high with any 18% beer, and i think the sweetness in this one definitely takes away from it a little too. probably better with a bit of aging.

Photo of jimbomill
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a coca-cola dark liquid. There is virtually no foam. It’s aroma is mellow and sweet smelling - like a nectarine in a quarrel with chocolate for goodness sakes. The first taste is all stout, smooth but accompanied by a nice fruit-like finish. The creaminess is special and pronounced. This is another best-in-class effort from DFH Craft Brewery. Between their 120 Minute IPA, the Raison D'Extra and this one, it is hard to tell who's the Champion of Champions. Drinkability is dangerous with their respective ABV values.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/29/05 stenciled bottle.

The beer poured into the glass pitch black with a ruby highlight and a deep dark brown head that lasted but an instant and then only lingered with light wisps at the edges of the surface.

The aroma was strong chocolate and coffee with a definite and pronounced dark fruit character of raisins and prunes. Caramel was present and a sweet malty character was notable, but as the beer warmed the alcohol began to burn the nasal passages with a rubbing alcohol character.

The flavor was dark and luscious with a strong chocolate and coffee character enhanced by a super strong malt backbone. The dark fruits, raisins and prunes, were very strong and added a definite complexity to the mix. The flavor contained a sizable amount of alcohol in with the fruits, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

The finish was heading toward dry with lasting impressions of dark fruits, malts and roasted grains along with alcohol long into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was full, but felt less due to a very low carbonation level and the strong presence of alcohol. The alcohol warming after consumption was extremely high. Don't toy with this one, tread lightly. The all too strong presence of alcohol is what kept this one from being truly world class.

12 ounce bottle.

Photo of drotski
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black color. I put a small flashlight up to it, and it didn't penetrate at all. Nice, dark tan foamy head. The head quickly faded to a thin foamy layer.

Smells very roasty and malty. You can smell the alcohol somewhat, but its not overpowering.

Taste is amazing. Not for the novice beer drinker. It kicks you with a very well balanced, but intense flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and everything else found in a stout. Its just very vibrant in flavor.

Feels great in the mouth, not too carbonated.

Its a very drinkable beer, but you shouldn't have more than one at a time. This is a once-in-a-while sort of treat. Its a very special experience, and a very expensive beer.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.33/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

I had looked forward to this for quite a while, but it was somewhat disappointing. Poured an oily jet black, as I expected, with dark tan head that lingered and left good lacing. Aroma was a very malty, very sweet mixture of molasses, chocolate and roasted nuts. Flavor was more of the same, although all the flavors seemed to be rolled into one thick syrupy sweet mix. Finish was much too sweet as well. The surprising thing in this drink is that even at 18% abv, I didn’t notice the alcohol much in either the nose or taste. Unfortunately, I could have used it to be there a little more, just to cut thru some of the syrupy sugar.

Photo of JasonA
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Corridor Wine and Spirits in Laurel, MD poured into a pint glass.

Before the review ... is that ABV right? 18%? Nothing on the bottle. Is that right? Does this have as much alcohol as some cordials?

Pours very dark. Darker than expected. I dont see any light. Good amount of head, lacing to be seen. Doesnt look think from the pour, pours like a porter IMO. Head doesnt stay long.

Barley and malt. Dont really smell any alcohol. Not a strong smell, lets get to the taste.

OMG! That 18% tastes right. Holy smolly. Like a liquid firecracker. Though not a firecracker from 7-11. More like a finely crafted display of power. This taste kicks me in my ass. Matter of fact, it is waking me up. Almost energizing me. Im no expert in this style, but wow. I cant think of something tasting better than this.

Wow. My gut reaction is to spit it out. but the flavor is impressive. I think my mouth knows the alcohol content, but my tastebuds dont get it. Get a decent amount of carbonation kick in the taste.

I am very impressed with this beer. Dont get anything from the smell. Appearence is impressive, but boy does this beer kick ass (literally).

Im not sure how many of these I can drink. I dont think this is my favorte beer, but it is getting my highest vote so far. ASbsolutely wow. I havnt read any reviews yet, but I would love to hear anything negative about it. I really cant find anything.

This is a beer that if I could only choose 1 of aything to have (that wasnt brewed in a Belgium monestary ;) ).

Be safe with this one!

Photo of BeerMang
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance- Black with a lingering light brown tan head.

Smell- Sweet and malty with the alcohol being the most present

Taste- The high alcohol content of this beer is not very noticable but you can tell its not your average beer. Sweetness is the first noticalbe flavor that being of brown sugar. A hint of spice and raisin is also apperent.

Mouthfeel- Medium not heavy considering the extreams of the beer.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, the alcohol is present but balenced very well. One beer you should take your time with and cherish. After drinking the whole beer you will now that this is not your everyday beer.

Photo of Derek
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

According to the notch in the label, it was packaged between 04 and 05 (closer to the 05)? If it's the November 2004 release, it's got about 2 years of age on it. I haven't had it fresh, but I assume it has mellowed nicely.

A: Black with hints of dark ruby; tan head; not much retention, leaves a little lace (and some leg with a little swirling). I think a stout should have a stand-up head... but this stretches the style guidelines.

S: Christmas cake? (alcohol, dark bread, some spice, nuts & hints of fruit); brown sugar; chocolate.

T: Alcohol is up front & assertive, but surprisingly it isn't overly harsh. Pleasant bittersweet balance, fairly dry (but not very roasty), definitely warming. Christmas cake (alcohol, dark cake, brown sugar, spice, nuts and a little fruit); chocolate. Some big beers seem to be done as a brewing or promotional exercise... but this one is actually good! It certainly defies all style categories... but with the subtle roastyness, I'd be inclined to call it an Imperial Porter. It's exceptional, and close enough to a 5.0 to call it a 5.0.

M: Bonus points for it's fine attenuation. No syrupy sweetness here. Very well done for such a high-strength brew. Moderate to full body is fairly dry. Carbonation is on the low side of moderate.

D: Surprisingly good for its strength. Serious trouble. Alcohol is very warming, but I would've guessed it was closer to 12%, not 18%!!!

I'm actually feeling guilty for not sharing this with another aficionado. Truly wonderful. This should definitely be a top-100 brew... I think this is underated by the BA's... it's currently #15 on Ratebeer.

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased at Florian’s Market in Auburn... Black completely opaque body with a finger of tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly, but leaves a fair bit of lacing. Smells like alcohol, charcoal, vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes like vanilla and chocolate roasted malt, with some charcoal and hints of alcohol. Full-bodied-ness jumps out at you as you drink it. Alcohol, while present, is fairly well-hidden. Very good beer. Probably will be picking this one up again. Well done once again, DFH!

Photo of rustymoore
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I expect from Dogfish this brew is wonderful. Pours a black with some brown notes and small tan head with some good lacing. Definately not what I expected from the pour but still looks good. The smell is a combination of roasted barley and alcohol notes as well as a sweet aroma. The taste reveals dried fruits...very sweet but also a nutty toasted appeal. Not as much of the chocolate and coffee notes typical with stouts. This is definately different which usually to me means good. Can't drink too much of this however with the high ABV but you can sure try.

Photo of rsyberg01
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

S - 12 oz. bottle, bottled on 10-29-05. I can't thank Nouseforotacon for this ridiculous sampling enough, you're a dude amongst dudes....dude.

A - Pours a syrupy viscous black with brownish hues at the thin areas, head never really gets big but hangs high around the edges. Lacing is good looking.

S - Huge malted barley, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit characters, ron burgundy once said about "Sex Panther" by odeon that it "burns the nostrils" I wouldnt really say that it burns the nostrils but it definitely keeps them warm.

T - My dear lord. Sweet up front from the malt, sweet sugar dipped dried dark fruits, huge gentle warming in my chest. I think I taste a hint of tropical fruit as well, maybe pineapple or mango. DEEElicious.

M - Creamy and extremely smooth, this is an extraordinary beer.

D - Sweetness will probably attack, it is definitely a sipper, but my God what a sipper. Pierre, you sir are a saint for sending this my way.

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Photo of DogFood11
2.85/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

Photo of IntriqKen
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of yeastpuppet
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
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 .

World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,259 ratings.