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RATINGS: 2126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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This listing encompasses: A) the November, 2001 release (18% abv), B) the November, 2003 U.S. (but not U.K.) release (18.8% abv), C) the November, 2004 release (18% abv), and D) the November 2005 release (17.8% abv) and E) all subsequent releases due both to their similarity in alcohol content and a lack of change in recipe. None of the releases’ labels provides its ABV, however:
2001 - (18%) displays the unaltered words "Vim and Vigor" on the label, gold cap
"Vim and Vigor" is crossed out only on the 2002 release (23%), which is not rated under this listing
2003 - U.S. release (18.8%). No "Vim and Vigor" present, gold cap.
2004 - Bright yellow cap, no date stamp
2005 - Bright yellow cap, date stamp
2006 - Dark green cap, date stamp
2007 - Dark green cap, date stamp
2008 - Yellowish-green cap, date stamp
World Wide Stout is one of the world’s strongest dark beers. It is brewed using six different yeast strains over seven months and then aged for half a year. Dark, rich, roasty, and complex, World Wide Stout has more in common with a fine port than a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer (released in early winter with very limited availability).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mackRIS (22) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2014
On tap pours a jet black with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, molasses. Taste is sweet caramel, coffee, roast and alcohol. Overall a great stout and beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (512) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Various vintages (vertical tasting). Summary notes below. Pours jet black, minimal and quickly dissipating head. Aroma is deep cocoa/chocolate, slight, muted coffee, molasses. Taste incorporates those elements, adds sweet caramel...like a Caramello bar to me for some reason. Overall, big and bold. Heavy on the palate. This is a sipper. Across vintages, you get more chocolate, more of the roasty/caramel notes. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap 6oz pour. Pours a pitch black color with a thin tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of roasted malt, boozy, chocolate, and dark fruit. Tasted the same. Mouthfeel is heavy and oily with good carbonation and a dry finish. This is one of my favorites. Its very strong yet at the same time relatively smooth. Its sneaks up on you so be aware of that when you drink it. Glad I was able to have it on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
From 12oz bottle to tulip. Pour is jet black with a thick tan head. Nose is ridiculous roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, dark fruit, smoke. Taste is heavy bodied, sour and bitter. Finishes head but smooth, alcoholometer the back end. Phenomenal and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2006 bottle courtesy of rbrazell. Great black color, thick tan head, and thick collar and head retention. Aroma is extremely woody, with a big roasted malt richness. Taste is chocolatey, roasty, molasses and again with the woodiness. Rich, full mouthfeel, low carbonation and full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
2013. Awesome brew. Lots of warm alcohol and rich dark fruits. Going to have to cone back to this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Darkmagus82 (964) - - MAY 20, 2014
Transfer from BA rating on 5-22-12 - A special Dogfish Head tasting at Zeno’s bar in State College. I opted out of the larger tasting so I could savor more of the World Wide then just a 4 oz serving. It was on tap and filtered through vanilla and espresso coffee beans prior to being served in a 10 oz chalice shaped glass. Appearance - Served a deep –deep brown ,nearly black, color with a brown billowy head. The head faded slowly over time. Just from the look you know it was thick. The body of the beer seemed to hang on the glass both when the head faded, giving very nice lacing, as well as when swirled. It was a wonderful sight. Smell – The aroma was huge upfront with an amazing coffee and vanilla aroma. It was a sweet delicious smell that excited and stimulated. Sweet chocolate aromas started to develop more toward the middle of the aroma and mixed wonderfully with the roasty coffee and vanilla. While at 18 % abv there was really no alcohol/boozy aroma; the roast, coffee, vanilla and chocolate aromas were so strong and enticing that no alcohol could be detected. Taste – What else can be said, but Wow!!! The taste matched the aroma amazingly and pleased with every sip from start to finish. Coffee and vanilla met the taste buds with some potency, but were soon meet with an equally, if not stronger, chocolate. The three flavors were the base, but were mixed with more sublet dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel flavors as well. The experience overwhelmed the tastebuds with an amazing intensity and complexity of flavors. While intense and complex, they melded together perfectly, almost seeming as though they were all just meant to be one “super” flavor. Mouthfeel- Thick, viscous, and smooth. It coated the mouth with a perfect feel. It was smooth like silk, yet stimulating due to the thick feel. The carbonation was perfect – not over-effervescent to take away from the smoothness, but just enough to stimulate. Amazing. Overall – This is by far the greatest beer I have ever had. It is strong at 18 % but does not taste that way in its booziness. Instead its incredible body and flavor make it a beer you just want to sip over the long haul; one to experience over the longest amount of time possible. These features coupled with its wonderful look and aroma make the whole drinking experience one that will ever be difficult to top. Thank you Dogfish Head for the wonderful brew and thank you Zeno’s pub for serving it up to me perfectly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (117) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Bottle (12oz): Simple great. Poured with very little head. Is a great after dinner drink. My new favorite desert. Grab this when you can find it. Lots of different flavors and the combinations is very pleasing. (H)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1520) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Woah yummy. A bottle all to myself. Reminds me a lot of bourbon county stout without the bourbon (Nightstalker?). Big, dark, thick, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s, 2007 edition. Oxidised, sweet, roast chocolate, rich and fruity, dry.

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