Blind tasting review
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Family Strong Beer Style Imperial Stout
Country USA (DE) ABV 18.0%
Price $$$$$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Strong

Overview This high-alcohol beer (varying by release; the current is labeled at 18% ABV) cements Dogfish Head’s status one of the most fiercely independent, freewheeling breweries in the United States. The World Wide Stout is described by the brewer as having “more in common with a port than a cheap mass-market beer.”

Flavors and aromas We found World Wide Stout to have more in common with moonshine than either port or mass-market beer. Hot, spicy alcohol rode roughshod over all beer character. Yes, there were dark molasses, prunes, and minor roasted grain notes to be found here, but they couldn’t prevent us from vivid flashbacks to our earliest encounters with cheap vodka.
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