World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ratings:
4,824
Reviews:
1,772
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
798
Gots:
1,830
For Trade:
154
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,824 |  Reviews: 1,772
Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Traditional color with about a quarter inch of fluffy tan head that quickly dissipates but leaves a little lacing. Aroma carries some milk chocolate upfront, light espresso and roasted malt underneath. There is a fusel alcohol smell but it is very well hidden & doesn't detract from the other aromas. The same can't quite be said for the tongue, as there is a much more noticeable solvent flavor upfront. It doesn't throw off the palate entirely but it is less woven into the taste than on the nose. It is coupled with a scorched malt smokiness, deep roasted coffee, and bitter cacao. A dark, heavy stout that borders on abrasive but has enough elegance to keep you coming back for another sip.

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Photo of phreak1983
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pitch black with a light tan head that quickly dissipates into a ring around my snifter.

Smell: Molasses, brewer's licorice, and alcohol.

Taste: Great roasted grain flavor, not nearly as much alcohol or licorice as I got from the smell.

Feel: Not as thick as I would have guessed, I guess the high alcohol thins it out a bit.

Totally worth $10 for the 12 oz. bottle! For some reason I have passed on buying this in the past due to the perceived high price while not giving a second thought to buying $20 750s of great imperial stout, but the 12 oz. serving makes a lot more sense and I wish I had bought more of this! (I live in Iowa and bought this in Wisconsin)

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDis
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braz
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DruC4
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of puck1225
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft into a snifter. Virtually black with thin beige head and nice lacing. Subdued licorice smell. The taste is licorice, chocolate, some coffee. Spice with sweet and savory. Great beer.!

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Photo of Manticore
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oh my! Bought it 100% because it was a stout and from Dog Fish H. Didn't have a clue, just wanted to try it. Poured jet black, with some subtle smells I couldn't define but was intrigued anyway. THEN I poured some into my mouth and said "freekin wow" there is a lot going on here. Nothing overwhelmed me other than I am thinking this is one hellaciously good, but potent beer. Then I looked at the bottle to see what the % was and couldn't find it but I knew it was potent. I checked and found it is 18% and that explained a lot. Very different than DF Head's 120, that I don't like, with the same 18%. Really a nice beer and glad I tried it. It's not for the faint of heart in my opinion and I am really glad it's only a 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sam671217
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SiepJones
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a pitch black color, as expected with a stout, with 1 1/2 finger head the recedes fairly quickly leaving little to no lacing behind.

S - Not all as aromatic I was expecting? Very subtle aromas including that of coffee, vanilla, Carmel and oatmeal/barley. Booziness is there though subdued as well.

T - Simple yet complex. Dominated by copious amount of barley used to brew the beer with subdued, similar to the aromas, hints of vanilla and caramel and a fairly strong distinction of dark fruits - i.e. plums, grapes and such. Fairly sweet aftertaste. Honestly it's going to be a unique yet wonderful experience for each person.

M - Superb. Full bodied, rich & smooth beer. Completely masks the strength of the brew.

O - A wonderful experience that's definitely worth the price. At $10/bottle the price may seem rather steep however the world wide stout packs quite a punch. A beer I've been chasing for quite sometime that fully lived up to all my expectations.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stratusjeans
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A rare beer that gets better every single sip. Huge barley smell and taste but far from one note. Very complex interesting beer. I wish it weren't $9 a pop but I'm probably gonna go grab another.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2009 vintage, poured into a growler in late 2016. 17% abv. This is truly, one of the most potent, maximally flavored stouts I've ever had that didn't have barrel aging or tons of extra ingredients thrown in. Seriously, it's amazing how much flavor you can pack while still adhering to the Reinheitsgebot! Body is thick, oily, and lightly carbonated. Standout notes are of savory soy sauce (but not too much that it's the least bit offensive), toasted barley, licorice, chocolate, and some slightly sweet port-like flavors of grapes, prunes, and plums. If you like big stouts, check this one in. You ain't had nothing yet!

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Photo of Biggtriksta
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Timc32
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,824 ratings.
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