Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Rated 4.216 by BeerPals

Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

18% Alcohol by Volume

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One of the world's strongest dark beers. Dark, rich, roasty and complex, World Wide Stout has more in common with a fine port than a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer. Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley. Have one with (or as!) dessert tonight!

ID: 309 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank22
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank7 of 2434
Style Percentile99.7
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.253
Weighted Score4.216
Standard Deviation0.537

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  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 4.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    One from the cellar. Was hoping to drink this as a "special occasion beer", but since I lead such a boring life, I decided to crack it open tonight. Bottled on 11/14/2008. Pours a "need to be changed motor oil" black into a snifter. Despite an aggressive pour, it yields no head or leaves any lacing. Aroma is boozy, soy sauce, dark chocolate, candied sugar and deeply roasted malt. The taste is very different from the smell. Dark chocolate covered cherries, dark fruit (dates and raisins), roasted nuts and burnt malt. Surprisingly, the alcohol is not as pronounced on the tongue as it is on the nose. Mouthfeel is full and coats the palate. A true sipper of a beer. It took me almost an hour and a half to drink. An interesting beer that probably should have been consumed a few years earlier, but still a unique beer that should be experienced.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 5.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    One word to describe this elixer....stupendous. The pours is a very dark brown with black edges, and a creamy brown cap that lasts throughout. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the aroma, and a second sniff reveals some dark cherry hints. A well balanced flavour profile with chocolate and fruit notes up front, and bitter coffee notes in the finish. Stupendous! Best beer I have had in a long time.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Spendid flavour and aroma. But is it beer?. Very sweet and port like. Loads of dark fruit flavours. Cherries, plums and raisins prominent, vanilla and tobacco for support. Expected a heavier mouthfeel. Love the alcohol warmth at the back of the throat, especially when I look at the pile of snow out there. Defiantly a sipper. Not your typical impy stout.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Oh my God this is black as beer can ever be ! The aroma is of a alcohol and more alcohol. The mouthfeel is like drinking cement. The tastes is of alcohol and heaven , how else can you describe a punch to the mouth ?

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not sure what year this is but its at least 3 years old. Dark brown body some bubbles produced on pour but after one min not a single bubble remains. First sniff is epic .............. Big chocolate, noticable soya sauce, aroma is very sweet and some how has no trace of alcohol. Dam thats tasty shyt. Burnt coconut, soya sauce mild, no alcohol how? Chocolate not dark but not milk. I love the burnt flavor. Hitting hidden floral notes but its burt flowers. Cant shake the taste of camp fire burt marshmellows. Smoke but not smoke. Love the lingering aftertaste. Thanks for saving this for so long, I owe you Gully.

  • WADEIAC 12 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    After reading the reviews I decided to try this when I found it on the shelf. I was not as impressed due to the high alcohol content. I made it impossible to enjoy more than one at a time. The color and aromas were as expected from an imperial stout with the scent of the roasted malts and dark chocolate. it had similar flavors but had too much bite for my taste.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Got this at aloha liquor in Carson City, NV. And I suspect it had been there awhile. Win! I decided to drink it because my cellar has been getting too warm lately. It's got head. Even after fifteen minutes, there is a lovely little crema. It's a touch warm, which brings some heat. And maybe I'm already drunk, but this feels denser than most beverages. It's pretty toasty, malty, face-numbingly good. A bit hot, fairly sweet. Sugar, coffee, candy, and tobacco. Long, lingering aftertaste. An obscure legend that I hope to meet again and again. My teeth are numb. Aroma is all alcohol. Apearance is decent, but common. Mouthfeel is off the charts, but not all good. It's big and badass. Flavour is ... Densely packed. Delicious. Stinging. Overall I have to rate it high. And re-add it to the wishlist for a comparison.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled 11/09.....sampled 2/12. Maybe went a year too long on the aging here. Has some sour to it...but still leaning on the sweet side. Thought this would have some more chocolateness to it. A little too strong to make this work well. I was expecting more from this, or a little too much hype. Still a solid beer, just for the price not near a top 10 for me. Going other directions in the future. Nice to say I finally tried this.....yay.

  • CAPTAINSKOAL 429 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a jet black color with a very thin white head that left very little lace the aroma was mostly of alcohol and roasted. mouthfeel was not that heavy i expected more with how high the abv is. Flavor was roasted malts and alcohol with some dark fruits showing through. I was kinda disappointed in this beer with all the hype is should have been one of the best but it isn't.

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    An animal of a beer. Not quite as overwhelming as I expected given the nearly 20 ABV, but alcohol is still significant. The body is black, showing some dark burgandy on the edges when held to light; the head is light brown colored and very thin leaving no lace down the glass. Aroma is alcohol, burnt malts, and black cherry. Mouthfeel isn't as thick as I had expected but is still complex and coating. The flavor is again fairly alcoholic with some dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors as well. An interesting beer that may not be the best, but is still worth seeking out for the expierience.

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