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:
#1,005
Reviews:
1,809
Ratings:
4,958
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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Photo of Spaten454
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skiking70
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GracelandII
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BurtStL6
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncp3708
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of pizzabutt
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled in september of 2016, opened and consumed may of 2018.


appearance: pours a jet black, letting through only the slightest hints of a deep ruby color when held to a light. it lets very very little light through. poured with a short tan head, very frothy, that quickly formed a ring around the edge. a slight film remains on the top of the beer.

smell: heavy on the roasted barley, notes of dark chocolate and molasses shine through. smells only slightly boozy, despite being such a high ABV.

taste: super roasty and malty. just insane how much barley they stuffed into this beer. has a nice chocolatey aftertaste. very sweet too. the alcohol is perceptible but doesn't kick you like one might expect.

feel: super oily and full bodied. almost feels like a wine but it has enough carbonation to remind you that yes, this is a beer. alcohol warmth comes in at the end, but it's more like a subtle warmth than a burning feeling.

overall: an excellent imperial stout, definitely not for the faint of heart. a very good sipping beer. if it were less expensive i might pick it up more often but i just had to give it a try.

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Photo of Dave2234
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Approximately 1.5 years old. Poured black with a quarter inch tan head that dissipated to a thin ring quickly and left some lacing. Smells of booze, oak, roasted malts and a hint of cherry. Tastes of roasted malts, oak, dark fruits, booze, dark chocolate, vanilla and tobacco. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel with a slightly astringent finish. ABV is noticeable, a real sipper.

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Photo of lloydboss
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

November 2016 bottle enjoyed April 2018. The cellar time definitely helped soften the heavy alcohol edge & made this a very good Sunday afternoon sipper

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Photo of Curt3
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwd
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of micada
4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(Really late review) 64oz growler fill in Dec 2017 of a 2010 (yes 2010) DFHWWS. Poured slightly chilled, allowed to warm. Aggressive pour to a snifter. This is THE best beer I've ever had, in any category! Even Pliny the Elder has to come in 2nd (thanks wifey!)! I don't know why they had a 7 year old keg of this elixir, but I am soooooo glad they did. It was dark, with a thin light tan head, and persistent lacing. Subtle, complex aroma on the nose...all dark malt, barley, leather with velvet if that even makes any sense. Mouthfeel was heavy, chewy, with great barley/malty aftertaste. It was delicious on first sips and just exploded with flavor as it warmed. No bitterness, no acidity, no funkiness. Smokiness, but not assertively as with the Stone Old Guardian (which was delicious in its own 2013 vintage right). Had I known it was going to be that good, I would have tried to buy everyone's growlers! The ABV was devastatingly high, but you couldn't sense any alcohol at all, until you realized that warmth all over your body. Sharing was imperative, unless you had a spare liver. I am new to cellaring, but it seems like the aging process really does wonders for quality imperial beverages. I don't know that I can wait 7 years to try the oak-aged vanilla version bottle I have, but I'll try!

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of YungAnejo
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(Definitely let this warm a little)
Picked up a 12oz bottle for $7.99, bottled on 09/22/16 poured into a snifter

Appearance is black with a tan head that quickly dissipates, leaving a thin collar with webbing patten in the center, lacing is sparse.

Damn who put wine in my stout.. Aroma is boooze as all hell, some light roastiness, with a light sweet cherry grape mix in the bunch, ewww licorice

First sip is slightly bitter roasts at first but settle down in a sweet barley finish, a few more takes are really bringing things together now, some prune juice mixed with chewing tobacco, light notes of leather and rubbing alcohol along with clean oakiness

Feel is very thick and oily, low carbonation, alcohol burn is very well hidden, leaving only a slight warmth in the finish

Overall this is one from DFH that I can really enjoy, aroma seems a little confused under the alcohol but nonetheless very well hidden, I think the 2 years this had to age helped with that

Would likely seek out another one to cellar longer or a fresh one for the true burn I care for

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Photo of DaverCS
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11/1/2016 bottled on date... consumed 02/28/18

Pours a dark but not jet black color with ample lacing and a quickly dissipating caramel-colored head.

Aroma is definitely boozy with a chocolate dipped dried cherry character. Dark fruit forward for sure with a kiss of unsweetened cocoa

Taste has heat near the finish but isn’t hot or taste of our alcohol. This beer aged well. More chocolate and subtle dark fruits. A slight hop acidity. While this beer is not barrel aged, I do get a ton of oak and roasted malt on the finish.

Overall, I do enjoy this beer. 1.5-2ish Year’s of age balanced the beer nicely. Perhaps the prickly carbonation does subtract from the viscosity a bit but not too much. I see this pairing well with something Smokey... maybe not traditional barbecue, but perhaps a more Cuban smoked pork dish with a citrus glaze. It gets a 91.5/100

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toddplatek
2.45/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I love 60 Minute and 90 Minute, and love stouts, but this sugar cane motor oil belongs in a gas tank. Syrupy sweet with a kick that sent the room spinning. Before you drink it, eat a loaf of bread to absorb it.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle, dated Nov 2016 so it's almost 1.5 years aged.

Nice look, a deep dark black brown with ruby edges.
Smell and taste are very big, boozy rich dark malt. The initial alcohol heat gives way to roasted coffee, dark caramel and vanilla, and sweet raisin from aging roasted barley malt.
Feel is very big but not heavy, more like wine or whiskey smoothness. Low carbonation and prominent alcohol heat. Some more aging time would probably mellow it out more, but it's dang tasty as it is now.

Deep, complex, unique and certainly worth a try if you're in to really big beers. Also worth aging a couple of years.

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

Photo of somewouldthink
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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