World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #92
Served On: 12/23/2011
Glassware: Snifter
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 2010 Vintage

I stumbled onto a few bottles of this while in costal Delaware for summer vacation. I thought I would break one out to commemorate the Christmas holiday.

Look: Color was a very dank black with zero light passing through. I did notice a blood red hue when looking down through my snifter into the light (but that's cheating). Head was a creamy mocha color at about 1 1/2 fingers (impressive for an imperial).

Smell: Aside from the expected booze - there were roasted malts, brandy-soaked plums, caramelized brown sugar. The complexity of the nose was phenomenal and intense.

Taste: Mouth feel was super creamy. Again, the obvious alcohol heat dominated the entire palate. Also mixed in were strong roasted notes and dark fruits and a semi-sweet vanilla towards the middle. The finish was a final alcohol burn down the throat and a residual sweetness from the fruits and vanilla.

This DFH offering had a great level of complexity when overlooking the intense alcohol component. I have two bottles left in my cellar. Hopefully after a few more years on them, the alcohol will mellow out and release more of the enjoyable notes of this beer.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle a little above fridge temp poured into a snifter. bottled in: 2010 D

pours out opaque black with about one finger of tan head that faded to a ring within minutes. lace is quick to fall back into the beer. only minimal legs visible on the glass.

big solvent alcohol is immediatly noticable and is by far the biggest player in the aroma. roasted/ burnt malts, dark fruits, burnt dark sugars and hints of smoke noticable behind the booze.

again with the big alcohol, but it seems to work more with the rest of the beer giving the impy stout flavors more of a chance to shine. still after each sip it really coats the throat and mouth with warming alcohol, similar to taking a shot. next to the booze you get some deeply roasted/ burnt malts, burnt dark sugars, raisons, dark fruits, a little smoke and vanilla and almost a nice bourbony/ whiskey flavor from all the booze even though no barrel ever touched this beer.

very thick and sooo warming, almost too warming. carbonation is just about right for this beer, just a bit on the low side.

boozey alcohol really plays a big part in this beer, but once your palate adjusts and the beer is allowed to warm a bit its really quite nice. id definatly drink this again, although aging is prolly the key with this beer.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Pours jet black, how you want it, with tan head to top it off that disperses quickly.

Smells is strong, almost a smoked, mixed with chocolate hint.

Taste was great. Chocolately, a bit bitter but not off-putting at all.

Mouthfeel was just right. Lower carbonation you expect from stouts, but enough to tingle the tastebuds.

I lost a lot of faith in Dogfish head after Namaste and their IPAs, but this has rekindled my faith in them. Hate the style, not the brewer, these folks know what they are doing, and if stouts are your thing, pick up a bottle of this.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -13%
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2/5  rDev -52.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,955 ratings