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World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ranking:
#926
Reviews:
1,797
Ratings:
4,902
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
Wants:
806
Gots:
1,852
Trade:
154
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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had a few misses with DFH, but WWS is superb...

Out of the bottle it's mostly like any other dark stout, black almost in color, tannish foam, a bit thin and not much lacing. But when you put your nose up to it that's when the great experience begins. A delicately balanced smell of booze, a hint of cinnamon (I tell ya), and some caramel thrown in for good measure. The mouthfeel keeps you wanting to come back, but resist those siren temptations 'cause this puppy is at 15%-18% ABV. I loved the taste, I simply love boozy flavored beers and this one comes at you with nothing to hold back. Certainly an exceptional beer if not outstanding.

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Photo of Dmecca
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crbnfbr
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajdog
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ben1313
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossibrew
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of hugh-G-reckshen
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of RBuckley73
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with no light coming through at all, tan colored head, no lacing, no retention, looks full bodied like motor oil.

A: Huge vanilla bean aromas up front, roasted malts, dark coffee and chocolate, oak, light notes of char and smoke, alcohol comes through pretty strong.

T: Follows the nose with lots of vanilla beans, light charred oak, wet wood, dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, alcohol presence is very strong and lingers in the finish along with the vanilla beans.

M: Full bodied, like drinking oil, low carbonation, dry dark coffee-like finish.

O: Big beer that smells and tastes like it was aged on lots of vanilla beans, oak smells and tastes very fresh with a light char note, alcohol is strong, and the dark notes come through strong as well. I'm thinking this beer will age well and I'm looking forward to the other three bottles I have in my cellar.

My advice is to let this age for awhile and allow to the beer's characteristics to blend and settle. I think it needs some time to settle and allow the alcohol to subside but if you like big beers with lots of alcohol drink this fresh.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkoogler
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A jet black pour props up a rich tan head. Nose is BOOZE (duh at 18%), plus some of the richest, roasty chocolate/toffee/char aromas I’ve had the pleasure to sniff.

Taste of course is boozy, but the dark chocolate flavor is the star of the show, IMHO. This beer should not be this rich and creamy, with all the alcohol, but it is. That is a credit to DFH.

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMC43
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.14/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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