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!
(released November 1 each year... very limited availability).
Brewer: Dogfish Head Brewing
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- United States - Milton, Delaware
- As a brewery, we brew off-centered ales for off-centered people. Our beers push the envelope of what beer is expected to be, often using non-standard ingredients, such as raisins, chicory, maple syrup, vanilla and grapes. We're also known for brewing beers with lots of hops or high alcohol contents. Some of our beers, including the WorldWide Stout, 120 Minute India Pale Ale, and the raspberry-flavored strong ale Fort, are highly alcoholic, reaching 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (typical beers have around 3% to 8% alcohol by volume). A handful of our beers are also aged in huge wooden tanks. Dogfish is also known for our Ancient Ales, brewed with the support of molecular archeologists from the University of Pennsylvania. These beers, with recipes based on residue discovered in ancient tombs include Midas Touch, Chateau Jiahu, Theobroma & more.
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Style: Russian Imperial Stout
- The Russian Imperial Stout is not for the faint of heart or tongue! Like other Stouts, Russian Imperial Stouts also originated in England, but were rumored to be very popular in the Russian Imperial court in the days of the Tsars. British brewers exported a lot of their strong stouts to Tsarist Russia, hence the name Russian Imperial Stout.
Russian Imperial Stouts contain large amounts of dark malts that provide rich, complex flavors. Many American versions contain large quantities of American hops, focusing attention on hop bitterness, while other versions focus more attention on sweet or roasted malt flavors.
Because of the high gravity of this style, Russian Imperial Stouts are one of the beer styles that can age very well, even improving in character over time in some cases. As with any beer, storage conditions are important to aging a beer properly. Low light and moderate, constant temperatures are critical.
Chocolate is a favorite, classic food pairing for Russian Imperial Stouts. And where the chocolate is concerned, the darker, the better. The beer gets its "chocolate" flavors from roasted malt and it can often be a perfect match for cocoa chocolate flavors.
Remember to match intensity of food versus intensity of beer. An intense Russian Imperial Stout will usually overpower a lighter, milkier chocolate dish, but darker, richer chocolate dishes that are intense on their own will find the Russian Imperial Stout to be a match made in heaven.
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