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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2008 vintage, just turned 3 years old on 11/14. I had this same vintage at 1 year old, and it being one of my first 10 stouts ever, I was quite blown away at the time. That on top of being Dogfish Head, I knew I'd feel different about it now.

Pours blacker than blacker than black. Small tan head dissipates quickly to a thick ring but retains that way. Not bad considering the beer.

Gigantic smells of stale caramel, permanent marker, raisins/dark fruit. Intimidating.

Big, uber sweet raisin/dark fruit/caramel bomb, port, slight roastiness and cocoa, cigar boxes, some oxidation. The booze isn't too crazy but you can certainly tell it's 18%, especially as it warms up. Not so much a stout, feels more like an English barleywine or old ale on steroids. 3 years hasn't helped hide the booze but you can taste the age, which isn't bad here.

Well-carbonated given the alcohol and age, but still feels a bit thin considering the beer. Big booze and sweetness certainly makes this a slow sipper.

Probably better to think of this as a spirit or liquor to sip on. Kinda reminds me of vintage JW Lees or Thomas Hardy's in that aspect, except the deep flavors are smothered in sweetness and alcohol. I finished the 12oz solo last time, but I'd say this is definitely one you'd want to split.

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,935 ratings