World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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World Wide StoutWorld Wide Stout

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 vintage courtesy of G311, thanks Vince! Pours black with very little tan head and spotty lace.

Nose is treacle, licorice and alcohol with heavy undertones of molasses. Interesting, but really damn boozy.

Wow, big beer...but quite tasty though. Lots of sweet treats to offset the big booze. Rich notes of blackened sugar, licorice and syrup. Malt has just enough roast to make it on the lighter side of cloying. What can I say? For an 18%'er, it is quite drinkable. Still has some fusel-ness to it, but man...this is a beer meant to be cellared if ever there was one. Where 120 min was a mess, this one seems to have its shit together more. Thanks again, Vince.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beerman207 for picking this one up and sharing it. I've never been able to pull the trigger when it's $10/12 oz. bottle, but I'll gladly share in the wealth. Review is from notes taken on 12/10/2011 and poured from the bottle (2010 vintage) into an oversized snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a deep dark brown, but not black like a lot of big Imp. Stouts are; has some light mahogany highlights around the edges; can't see through the body of the beer as it's dark enough for that; starts with a very scant 1/2 finger tan head that fades nearly immediately to a thin web-like wisp; oily film is left on the sides of the glass with no lacing.

Smell: Very big, and very boozy -- I love how big and robust the smell is; some hints of licorice, some smoke, and a a powerful tobacco (like whole leaf chewing tobacco); the alcohol is big and it burns the nostrils with its fusel-like vapors.

Taste: Booze. This beer is big, and if I'm not mistaken, it's the biggest one I've had so far, and it's reminiscent of drinking something mixed with bourbon (although it's not a bourbon barrel aged beer or anything, I'm just making the comparison due to the strength); tobacco presence is strong as well; bit of a burnt coffee ground, or perhaps stronger than that -- espresso?; a bit of bitter sweet chocolate. The taste is great and there is a ton going on, and the heat from the alcohol just keeps making it.

Mouthfeel: Body is thick, but not like a DL thick, and it's a tad chewy, but again, the big alcohol is the major player in the body -- the mouth is left very tingly and warm form the vaporous alcohol; I don't believe there is much carbonation, but even if there is, I can't tell because of the booziness. I love it.

Overall: I have to score a little lower here because I certainly couldn't sit down with a bottle just to myself... well, I could, but that wouldn't end well. A great beer with a ton going on. Definitely a rare treat.

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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