World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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World Wide StoutWorld Wide Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

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

Added by Todd on 01-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,850
Reviews:
1,782
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
806
Gots:
1,837
For Trade:
152
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Photo of mrl2112
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, strong sipping stout. Excellent.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, dark fruit, berries, and alcohol. Tastes of dark sweet chocolate, dark fruits, berries, alcohol, and some bourbon. Medium-heavy body with medium light carbonation. Overall this is an incredibly delicious stout that I would be willing to buy again despite the high price.

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Photo of Feldpausch
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akolb
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a heavy hitter. Pours a near black brown color with a pencil thin crown of head. The aroma warns you that this is not a beer to take lightly. You're immediately hit with the sweet malt and booziness, then rich cocoa smell appears followed but just a hint of vanilla. As it warms I pick up an almost alcoholic banana bread note. The taste is powerful (almost over the top) with a blend of dark fruit, chocolate, and booze hitting you at once. It mellows out however and you're left with a vanilla tobacco taste. This is not as smooth as other imperial stouts but still goes down fairly smooth. This beer is a heavy weight and if not careful will knock your socks off.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - pitch black with just the smallest touch of dark brown on the edge, 1/4 finger of tan head

S - black licorice, red grapes, boozy sting

T - Dark chocolate, vinous notes, red grapes, raisins, plums, boozy heat

F - Full, but not as thick as it should be, alcohol warmth, noticeably sweet

O - Complex "extreme beer" with a refined alcohol taste that teams well with the vinous notes.

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Photo of UncleJesse1979
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Celtics76
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 18% ABV. Pours thick and black with a slight tan head - was more when initially poured, but dissipated quickly. Nose is alcohol, coffee, and chocolate. Taste follows, quite sweet, quite hot, slight bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel considering the alcohol burn, but still smooth Overall outstanding.

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Photo of DeFaz
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A big barley stout with a high level of alcohol (18%). Definitely one to sip on, it tastes a bit boozy, but the smell and taste to me suggest more than 12%--I was way off. Low carbonation, fairly thick, and quite flavorful, with chocolate and coffee notes. Worth trying a few ounces. I got this in a 32 ounce growler and sadly some of it is going to waste.

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Photo of Romero05
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DragunovAudi
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this a couple years back and it was phenomenal. the over all taste and value is worth it. Its a thick beer but is great for sipping and was able to hang out with old friends and not feel like i am drinking beer after beer. Caution as it is strong but worth trying it for sure. only downside, its not readily available down south.

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Photo of Profundobaso
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been saving this gem for about a year now, and finally ready to taste it.

Look - as dark as a beer can get. Small and lacey head that retains and sticks to the glass.
Smell - coffee, chocolate, dried berries, and a lot of booze.
Taste - even coming right out of the fridge, the booziness is certainly present but mellow to the palate.
Feel - full bodied, light carbonation, and packed with flavor. Booziness is off the charts, but is delicious.
Overall - this is an amazing beer, and one that should be enjoyed with care and sipped carefully. If you ever run across it, take it slow and enjoy this treasure.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 9.22.16

L - Dark brown, some nice tan lacing on the edges and glass

S -

T - So rich, so malty, and sweet. Chocolate, coffee, and even tastes like it was bourbon barrel aged, though its not. That's how good this one is

F - Full body and creamy.

O - Amazing brew. A slow sipper and good in every facet

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Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown body with a thick, frothy beige head. The aroma presents rich, sweet chocolates and mocha; hints of licorice; oak. Boozy cocoa flavor; milk chocolate; sweet with a big alcohol edge. Heavy bodied; smooth and luscious to the core; lots of residual sugars offset with plenty of alcohol heat.

Two things smack you right in the face, especially at the first taste -- thick, chewy malt sweetness and a very steep alcohol presence. DFH's web site lists the ABV at between 15-20%, and the bottle I'm sampling doesn't indicate the ABV, but my take is that it is on the upper-end of the scale. But man, that dense, thick malt flavor and feel do a fine counterbalancing act. It seems the alcohol heat fades more as the beer goes down and then the dark, chewy malt character starts dominating things. A sensory trip with every sip!

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Photo of xtonytx
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly messy lace.
The aroma had a stellar blend of dark and milk chocolate playing with some berries, sweet wood, caramel and a touch of vanilla.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side and developed some of the dryness from the wood as it continued on in the warming of the beer. Aftertaste was smooth wet sweet wood and milk chocolate.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a spectacular sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, an absolutely wonderful Imperial stout well worthy of coming back to between late Autumn and early Spring.

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Photo of jwarsenal9
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redscot
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,850 ratings.
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