World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

World Wide StoutWorld Wide Stout
BA SCORE
88.2%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 4,871 ratings
World Wide StoutWorld Wide Stout
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:
#902
Reviews:
1,791
Ratings:
4,871
Liked:
4,294
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
13.51%
Alströms:
4.57
 
 
Wants:
806
Gots:
1,837
Trade:
151
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,871 |  Reviews: 1,791
Photo of muchos
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/01/16
Enjoyed 05/26/17
L. Black, doesn't look too terribly thick, small head recedes to literally nothing in less than half a minute.
S. Smells boozy and fruity with some cocoa, licorice, a little metallic maybe.
T. Booze soaked dark chocolate brownie. Wow, really good. Darn boozy. As it warms there is a bit of apple and berries and even more booze. Aftertaste is really nice dry cocoa flavor.
F. Not a big mouthfeel, smooth, pretty hot. Sip slowly and enjoy.
O. This has a really good flavor. As boozy as expected as well. I'm looking forward to aging the other bottles I have for as long as I can, at least another year. I'm sure it'll improve my score. Cheers!

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Photo of Isarnan
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmukid87
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.99/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blackop555
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Short, foamy, tan head that fades fast.

Smells roasted Malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate and light alcohol.

Tastes chocolate, roasty, dark fruit, brown sugar and hints of vanilla. Finish is semi dry with roasty, dark fruit and light alcohol. Full body and smooth lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of mpmsu2003
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Very nice beer. Honestly would have never known it was around 18% nice chocolate flavor. Smooth feel for being a high abv beer. I was surprised the beer even made a head. Definitely my favorite DFH beer.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gmann
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near black color with cola brown at the edges. The khaiki head is tight and creamy but a little short, settles into a chunk ring.

The aroma is earthy , strong notes of wet wood. Carob with hints of dark fruit. Big raisin scent.

The taste is of a thick roasted barley, surprisingly not bitter. Noticeable metallic flavors, some smooth caramel and vanilla. A generic dark fruit sourness.

The feel is thick, some prickly carbonation yet creamy. Sweet, lightly bitter, and a touch of heat.

Really amazed how they kept the bitter in check as there is tons of roasted barley. Great example of a thick ass stout.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours black with thin tight mocha colored head. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Nice sweet vanilla and caramel aromas, milk chocolate roasted malts and hints of spices.

Taste - Very big chocolate boozy flavor. lots of roasted malts and light vanilla and caramel flavors as well.

Feel - Full bodied creamy slightly higher carbonation than I would have expected. No way this thing is 18%. Just a touch of heat.

Overall - A really great beer, wonderful aroma and excellent flavor. Just a little heat no sign of the alcohol.

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Photo of novamat
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lahey
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich black with big head and heavy lacing. Smell is coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is coffee with dark fruit. Dry and slightly bitter. This one is 18% abv, so you can taste and feel the alcohol warmth like drinking brandy. Not a huge fan of the dark fruit flavors, but still a solid beer that'll get ya buzzed

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caburdette51
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themegamancave
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emeyer
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lazaraki444
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lochraneg
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stockatron
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick black chocolate sugar brandy coffee alcohol vanilla malt malt malt prunes malt chewy.

What it felt like on my palate, written after drinking it, hence the key words only prose.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A heavy coffee black with a brownish-red colored head. Lots of soapy muck on top and plenty of lace to go around.

Aroma is purely roasted barley. Some metal, sweet chocolate, and toasted bread notes.

Flavor is way more impactful and tasty than the nose gives off. I anticipated a thin, metallic stout but what I'm getting here is loads of anise, chocolate, plum, cherry, hazelnut, black licorice, tannin, and loads of booze. The burning booze is overshadowed by the plentiful flavors here so that's not a problem. I did not realize this was 18%. Wow.

Feel is slick to start, with a thickness that comes riding in on top of a hot, burning booziness. Dry alcohol finish.

World Wide Stout is an incredibly tasty beer with plenty of punch. I should not have imbibed this on an empty stomach, but I'm going to prepare myself for what's ahead here.

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 88.2% out of 100 with 4,871 ratings
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