Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Here is what the Brewer Says
YES! This is the beer you've heard so much about. 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!
18% ABV  70IBU

My Thoughts: This beer pours black with a slight tan head that went away faster than I could take a picture.  The tan lacing remained for about half of the drink then went away.  The smell was interesting.  Very earthly, the barley did come through with a hint of coffee and the ABV!  The first taste to hit your mouth is some dark fruit and some raisins.  The ABV really comes out mid-drink along with flavors of coffee, chocolate and some earthy nuttiness. The after taste is a little stronger on the ABV, but never over powering.  Along with the coffee and chocolate a smokey note lingers in your mouth. Mouthfeel is creamy, silky and smooth with average carbonation.  As this beer warmed up a bit it actually got smoother.  You do notice that this beer is high on the percentage scale, but this beer is totally drinkable and enjoyable.  I could drink two of these back to back no problem, but by the end of one beer you do notice the ABVs kicking in a bit!  Dogfish head really did a great job making a powerful, yet remarkably enjoyable imperial stout!  (I purchased this bottle in November 2010 and the bottle has a "2010 D" stamp on the neck.)

Serving Type: 12oz bottle---A snifter is the preferred glass for this brew.

My Rating: Overall 94.5 /100
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | drink: 4.75


  1. One spectacular beer. Loved the review.

  2. I just bought a bottle of this during my trip to Pittsburgh, I can't wait to try it.



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