Review: Dogfish Head Brewery World Wide Stout | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Dogfish Head Brewery World Wide Stout
96 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Dogfish Head Brewery World Wide Stout

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 15 IBU: 70

96
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Dogfish Head Brewery World Wide Stout

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What the brewers say

“Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, World Wide Stout is dark, roasty, and complex. This age-able ale has a depth more in line with a fine port than with a can of mass-marketed beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Sweet chocolate bar. Cherry, fruity, and sweet notes up front. Moderate sherry suggests some age. Big Belgian esters with a touch of honey and a low vanilla. Medium alcohol. As it warms, more alcohol starts to come out.”

Flavor: “This is very tasty, suggesting an English barleywine that hasn’t sanded off its rough edges: toffee, vanilla, molasses, and caramel. Big esters with cherry, plum, and raisin. There’s some light roast and chocolate as a nod to the stout gods.”

Overall: “Expected a much higher alcohol burn from this beer, but it is surprisingly warming. Big fruity note. This beer is very drinkable. This is an excellent after-dinner sipper in a four-ounce glass. Stay home for the night and enjoy a bottle of this when you’re snowed in.”

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