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Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2002 (23%)

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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 690   ABV: 23%
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This listing encompasses the November, 2002 release (23% abv). This release can be identified by the use of black ink to cross out the words "Vim and Vigor" printed on the label.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Tasted side by side with the 21% 2003 CA release. Mostly the same: Pours black as motor oil, minimal head that quickly vanished, never to be seen again. Boozy, dark fruit and coffee aromas. Dark chocolate and raisin flavors predominate, the alcohol is predominant. Not quite as good as the 2003 that we had with it, itís a little too overpowering and the carbonation isnít there. Very port-like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Poured a medium brown with no head. 12 years old at this point. Aroma was of port, dark fruits, chocolate, light roast. Flavor was similar, much more like an old English barleywine, dark fruit and chocolate and still really hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devilís place. Actaully it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to beerman6686. Was not expecting much but what I got was shades of J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin) or OíHanlonís Thomas Hardyís Ale (2003 - 2008) - good stuff. Smelled like old, real old merlot. Big and black on the appearance with no head. Yes, a fine refined taste of well aged barley wine. A little hot on the back of the throat but that is of no consenquense. Reminds a bit of fine aged wine or sherry. Smooth and easy. Overall, a nice brew to start the tasting event off with. Yes, much better than expected. Yummy, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a dark cola color, slightly translucent. No head. Completely flat at this point. Aromas of fig raisin caramel alcohol. Taste is sweet with a ton of heat still. Reminiscent of a big barleywine. Oxidation. Decent for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Big time Booze but drinkable considering. Easily the biggest stout Iíve ever had. Felt like I drink a pint whiskey straight after this one. Gotta try it once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2462) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with no head. Malty, dried dark fruits, chocolate, leather, salty, vinous aroma. Malty, dried dark fruits, vinous, leather and chocolate flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Incredible sweet and boozy. Thin looking pour, fast fading head. Roasty malts and alcohol on the palate. Good, but tastes like a schanpps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RamyG4 (321) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours pitch black. Aroma is caramel, raisins, and alcohol. Taste is SWEET, easily the sweetest beer Iíve ever tasted, but somehow not terrible. Not a shred of bitterness, almost no roasted notes. Almost no carbonation. I would possibly sip on this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13, Imperial Stout Rating #100

Aroma: The nose is really sugary and sweet, with some caramel, toffee, and chocolate as well
Appearance: The pour of this beer is brown-black in color with absolutely no head or lace
Flavor: The taste is also just super sweet, a little oxidation, and just more sweetness on sweetness
Palate: The body is on the thicker side, with less heat then expected, and a bunch of stickiness
Overall Impression: Thanks Paul! It was really cool to try this 10 year old bottle, and honestly was probably one of the highlights of the tasting for me, despite the fact that it was so sweet that it bordered on being hard to drink. Iím still really glad to have had a chance to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6362) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Huge thanks to Paul for busting this one out. Pours black and flat. Super sweet and sugary, with caramel candy, lighter roasted malts, and dark fruits. I actually really enjoyed this. I could knock it for being so damn sweet, but in small doses, I really like sweet beers like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a clear brown to black with no head. Oxidization and isopropyl, a touch fishy. Medium to thick bodied, super sweet, loads of caramel and sugar. Almost cloying at times, but thanks to the age itís not alll that boozy. Sweet cooca, toast, warm alcohol. Chocolate, cocoa, warm roast, lots of sweet caramel toffee.

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