derryX Dogfish Head Review: World Wide Stout

Early in 2010, at the recommendation of John Jordan, I tried a Dogfish Head 60 Minute India Pale Ale. This came with much reluctance because I have never been a fan of IPA style beer or any beer with a decent bitterness; as a matter of fact, in the past, I got into homebrewing and decreased the intensity of the hops used in almost every recipe that I made.

There was something special about this 60 minute IPA. I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time, but, while out with my friends, I kept ordering Dogfish beers whenever I would see them on the menu. After trying a few different styles of beer by Dogfish Head Brewery, it occurred to me that they put a decent amount of effort into toying with the intrinsic concept of “beer,” and, if you visit the Dogfish Head website, you’ll come across their motto: “Off centered stuff for off centered people.”

As a result of my curiosity, I decided to do the “derryX Dogfish Head Reviews,” and, in doing so, spending a decent amount of money to seek out a number of different style Dogfish beers.

Aside from the descriptions contained herein (all of which were copied from www.dogfish.com), all comments are the opinion of derryX.

derryX Dogfish Head Review: World Wide Stout

Description – From www.dogfish.com:

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!

Price – $ 8.99/12 oz bottle (Source: Latham Beverage)

Alcohol by volume – 18 %

Nose – A good sniff of this beer revealed deep barley, chocolate, and malt aromas.

First Sip – The alcohol content hits you right away because it’s so high. The beer is very thick on the palate. You really get a sweet and pleasant barley and chocolate flavor under the alcohol.

As You Drink – The flavor gets more and more persistent, and the alcohol taste starts to go away.

Last Sip – The last sip was a lot like the first sip: very sweet, thick and pleasant.

Food Pairings – Butter cookies, pecan pie, brie cheese, anything you’d pair a good Port with


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4 thoughts on “derryX Dogfish Head Review: World Wide Stout

  • Nick

    These reviews are awesome. I’ve had the beers that you’ve reviewed so far and my opinions match yours.

    World wide stout is seriously one of my favorite sipping beers.

    I can’t wait to see more.


    • derryX

      Awesome. Thanks for stopping by, Nick. I have a few more beer reviews to write and then ill have to do more research.

      Hope you find other areas of this blog entertaining! Great stuff is coming…


  • Audrey

    Love the reviews. I have to ask- have you tried their Peche Festina?


    • derryX

      I have not tried that one yet. It is available at one of my local sources, so I may one day buy some (unless, of course, anyone wants to donate to research.
      😛



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