Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

I had been waiting to try Dogfish Head World Wide Stout for quite some time now. I decided that rather than enjoy it wholly on my own, I would bring it over to my best friend’s house to share.

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

World Wide Stout poured deep, squid-ink black with very little head that dissipated wicked fast, which I expected from an 18% ABV brew. Despite this, though, there was a fair amount of lacing for as long as it remained in my snifter. This brew’s got legs.

Its aroma was heavy with alcohol and dark chocolate. I also detected a hint of dark fruit – perhaps raisins. Overall, despite the alcohol in the nose, it was straight-up sweet. Margaret and I decided to break open a box of dark chocolate to have alongside. Perfect match.

As World Wide Stout entered my mouth, I tasted pure dark chocolate with bitterness on the sides of my tongue. Most definitely a sipping beer. Its carbonation is extremely light, leaving it with an immensely heavy body that coats the tongue; chewy, even. Despite the bitterness up front, the finish is incredibly sweet, like that of dark molasses.

Honestly, I cannot wait to get my hands on another bottle. DFH World Wide Stout is the perfect finish to a meal or a day, just like another one of my favorites, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.




  • Beer Drinker March 29, 2010 @ 9:32am

    Good morning. I have yet to try this beer. I walk past it on a weekly basis at my local Total Wine. I am always intrigued but never enough to pay the $9. You might have just changed my mind though!

  • Hannah March 29, 2010 @ 9:44am

    Good morning 🙂 I was back and forth on it too but it really was worth it – it takes a while to enjoy and by the time you’re done you don’t even want to follow up with another brew. I most definitely recommend that you pick up a bottle.

  • M March 29, 2010 @ 11:49am

    As Hannah was pouring the beer in my glass…I was a little skeptical as I sometimes don’t like some of the really dark beers/stouts, but I always try everything to make my own decisions. It truly was delicious! Especially with the chocolate truffles we were pairing it with!

  • Hannah March 29, 2010 @ 11:53am

    I’m so glad and was pleasantly surprised that you enjoyed it so much! You’ll have to have a Bourbon County Stout with me sometime now, too 🙂

  • David August 9, 2010 @ 11:54am

    Finaly got my hands around a glass of this Saturday. I loved it, been trying to find it for a while. The wife an i went to St. Augustine Florida for our anniversery. She bought me a bottle as a gift. She never even blinked an eye at the twenty dollar a bottle price tag. She’s a hell of a woman. I personlly thought it was a sweet beer with a strong dark chocolate taste. My wife who says that the beers i tend to like taste like Soy souce, even liked it.

  • Hannah August 9, 2010 @ 12:00pm

    David – I’m so glad you enjoyed it as well. Sounds like your woman is a keeper, too!

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