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World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,300 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,300
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 624
Gots: 1,553 | 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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Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rothobinide
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jopetch83
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I bought 2 bottles upon the early release in 2014. I drank one and left one to age. As much as I enjoyed the first bottle for the traditional stout flavor, the aged bottle was much more rounded and was a lot easier to drink. Crazy to think that an 15% to 18% beer could be easy to drink, but it was like a fine whiskey. Can't wait for the next release.

Photo of Patlee3324
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onthe6ix
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Worthy of 100. Pours very dark, with a nice golden foam head. Great smell. First sip was a strong alcohol taste, but at 18% what do you expect. Gets smoother with every sip after. Truly one of the greats.

Photo of hombrepalo
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of waltc21
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best of the best. DogFish HAS to start brewingthis again! Save if you have extra. It only gets better.

Photo of greenspointexas
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | 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.

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