World Wide Stout
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

World Wide StoutWorld Wide Stout
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,006
Ranked #2,456
4.22 | pDev: 13.27%
Mar 15, 2024
Jan 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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Ratings by brureview:
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Rated by brureview from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 05, 2023
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Reviewed by buckthehog from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Burnt wood and roasted charcoal. Ass-licorice abounds. Doesn’t look all that carbonated but you get in on the dirty swig. Dark butt roots and Aunt Quaffy’s chicory. Daddy likey.
Mar 15, 2024
Rated: 4.14 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Jan 28, 2024
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It’s almost 5 years old so take that with the grain of salt.
Poured stout black with a short lived brown head which left no lacing.
The taste is much more dark fruit than coffee and cacao but somehow it works really, really well.
The feel is just a little less viscous than the ABV seems to require, but it does work well.
OA, it does age well and I look forward to seeing how it tastes next year.
Jan 17, 2024
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Reviewed by bitterandstout from Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: as you'd expect, opaque blackish. no carbonation.
Smell: I got cherries, a little barrel and booze.
Taste: Again big bright cherry
Feel: not sticky and not thin
Overall: Glad I finally had one, but like others have mentioned so many other great Barrel Aged Stouts I probably wouldn't buy anymore. That and it's a 12oz bottle when everyone else is at least 16oz.
Jan 10, 2024
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottled 04/11/18 (5+ years ago) poured into a DFH signature tulip glass at 55F, no ABV indicated on bottle. The beer pours dense pitch black with no light penetration and medium brown colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and island. Minimal lacing. The aroma is moderate in intensity featuring boozey chocolate fudge brownie, slight red berry and ashy bitterness. The taste is bittersweet roasted malt with that follows the aroma. Dark chocolate, red berries, coffee, tobacco and ash can all be found. Strongly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with just less that average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. The high ABV makes itself known in each facet of the experience, not off-putting, just reminding you what you're experiencing. Overall, very good to excellent.
Jan 01, 2024
Rated: 5 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Dec 27, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Dec 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Oktoberfest from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
15.5% abv per the bottle.

It's good, but after twenty some odd years or more the brewing world has caught up to this venerable icon. I've had innumerable giant stouts of late that are just as good or better - and command a far less dear price. What's this beer's standout feature in the year of our lord 2023? Some eldritch component that beggars belief? Tasmanian barley with tufts of Thylacine fur? A wort chiller touched by the hand of the emperor? Jeffersonian hops culled from the vines of Monticello?

So yeah, it's really good. But should 'really good' cut the mustard for DFH?
Dec 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Silopanna63 from Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer’s too thin and lightweight…
Dec 04, 2023
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Reviewed by wmeckley44 from Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Blacker than motor oil poured into a snifter. Short-lived dark brown head with minimal bubbles. Very sweet raisins and cocoa on the nose with some dark fruit and port wine notes as well. The flavor is immense and complex, spanning a sweet, stewed plum and dark chocolate on the front to a rich coffee and heavy roasted malt to a slightly hoppy, more crisp finish with a significant amount of booze. Mouthfeel is rich but not too thick, with a coating effect but not too much drying.

For how dark and extremely strong it is, it's extremely drinkable. It's not a lager or pils, there's no way you could drink more than one of these in a week, but wow. This bottle was a treat after a long day and it is something to be savored. I wouldn't call it a thirst quencher, but you don't eat chocolate cake because you're starving.
Dec 02, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by arini10 from Oregon

Nov 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by archero from Texas

Oct 28, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

May 07, 2023
Rated: 5 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
1000th BA review - 12 ounce bottle purchased in Redding, CA at a BevMo in August 2017. 6 ounce pour.
Pours a rich black colour with scant brown head that emerges briefly with swirling.
Aroma awakens as warms - bready malt, caramel, fudge; there is a note of raisin, brown sugar, but also a bit of char and some wafting booziness.
Taste is a bittersweet blend of cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, a hint of coffee, raisin, and bready malt with an earthy hop bite. The sweetness is accented by the distinct booziness that manages to not be overpowering (but this is a sipper).
Full rich mouthfeel - sweet but never cloying - leaving with that warming boozy after burn.
Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 5 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023