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:
4,832
Reviews:
1,774
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
803
Gots:
1,829
For Trade:
153
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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

Photo of Shy5
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of muchos
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/01/16
Enjoyed 05/26/17
L. Black, doesn't look too terribly thick, small head recedes to literally nothing in less than half a minute.
S. Smells boozy and fruity with some cocoa, licorice, a little metallic maybe.
T. Booze soaked dark chocolate brownie. Wow, really good. Darn boozy. As it warms there is a bit of apple and berries and even more booze. Aftertaste is really nice dry cocoa flavor.
F. Not a big mouthfeel, smooth, pretty hot. Sip slowly and enjoy.
O. This has a really good flavor. As boozy as expected as well. I'm looking forward to aging the other bottles I have for as long as I can, at least another year. I'm sure it'll improve my score. Cheers!

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

Photo of Nrod
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmukid87
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blackop555
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Short, foamy, tan head that fades fast.

Smells roasted Malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate and light alcohol.

Tastes chocolate, roasty, dark fruit, brown sugar and hints of vanilla. Finish is semi dry with roasty, dark fruit and light alcohol. Full body and smooth lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of mpmsu2003
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Very nice beer. Honestly would have never known it was around 18% nice chocolate flavor. Smooth feel for being a high abv beer. I was surprised the beer even made a head. Definitely my favorite DFH beer.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gmann
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near black color with cola brown at the edges. The khaiki head is tight and creamy but a little short, settles into a chunk ring.

The aroma is earthy , strong notes of wet wood. Carob with hints of dark fruit. Big raisin scent.

The taste is of a thick roasted barley, surprisingly not bitter. Noticeable metallic flavors, some smooth caramel and vanilla. A generic dark fruit sourness.

The feel is thick, some prickly carbonation yet creamy. Sweet, lightly bitter, and a touch of heat.

Really amazed how they kept the bitter in check as there is tons of roasted barley. Great example of a thick ass stout.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours black with thin tight mocha colored head. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Nice sweet vanilla and caramel aromas, milk chocolate roasted malts and hints of spices.

Taste - Very big chocolate boozy flavor. lots of roasted malts and light vanilla and caramel flavors as well.

Feel - Full bodied creamy slightly higher carbonation than I would have expected. No way this thing is 18%. Just a touch of heat.

Overall - A really great beer, wonderful aroma and excellent flavor. Just a little heat no sign of the alcohol.

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Photo of novamat
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lahey
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich black with big head and heavy lacing. Smell is coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is coffee with dark fruit. Dry and slightly bitter. This one is 18% abv, so you can taste and feel the alcohol warmth like drinking brandy. Not a huge fan of the dark fruit flavors, but still a solid beer that'll get ya buzzed

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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