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Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2003 (21%, CA and UK release)

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 630   ABV: 21%
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This listing encompasses the November, 2003 release for the U.K. and parts of Southern California only (21% abv), and may state "21% abv" on the label, while the printed phrase "Vim and Vigor" does not appear. Bottles purchased in Southern California will show a "Packaged in" mark on the side of the label that does not correspond to a marked year; this is likely the only discernible label difference between this beer and the 2003 18.8% version. "Vim and Vigor" is crossed out only on the November, 2002 release, which is not rated under this listing. World Wide Stout is a very dark beer brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2003 ]. [ Courtesy of Countbeer ]. Clear dark black colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, oxidide, fruity. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted - chocolate, alcohol, dark berries - fruity, oak, wood, fruity. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120928]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
RB #1024 aka 2^10, celebrating a binary rating! From 12 oz bottle. Pours dark almost black with a lacing brown head. Thick roasted malty and dry raisin aroma, slight alcohol note. Flavour is thick and heavy roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice. What a balance and what a beer. GREAT

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
A black beer with no head. The aroma is sweet dominated by alcohol, but also with notes of smoke and malt. The flavor is very sweet malty with notes of smoke and an explosion of alcohol running over the tongue, but not too much alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours completely black and opaque with a small, beige head. Fantastic intense aroma of overripe fruit - raisins in rum. Extremely full-bodied - a bit low in carbonation. Lots of raisin flavours and other dried fruit, figs, prunes, dates - you name it. Sweetish and alcoholic but still perfectly balanced. Simply fantastic. 080707

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (15171) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Deep Black, with a pleasant malty sweet aroma, Very sweet and teacly, to be savoured. This Beer aged well, when i first had it it was nice but a difficult bottle to drink a whole one, the bottle i had 2 year after buying (just before sell by date) was much more complex and savourable. Im looking forward to see what the next ones like (technically past sell by date)

Well here goes the last bottle, i thought id open it up to calibrate my Palate before toms Tasting on Saturday, as were having Dark lord, and the current US version amongs others.

Deep solid Black with a noisy fizzing off white head ...light pleasent roast malt nose ... rich deep smooth sweet intence ... lots of treace and sweet chocolate malts little lactic tones... Lots more life to it than i would have expected ... I just dont have enough experience of these beer to describe them with enough depth but this is just sublime. Oh as i go through this it just keeps me on that edge of exctasy. Having shared the prevoius 7 of these that i had, i am so glad that i prominced myself that i would only share this one with the wife. 4.6->4.7

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: World Wide Stout
Date: May 22, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2003
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet winey and chocolate aroma with dark fruits
Body: creamy velvet body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark fruit, light wine character, alcohol shows up at the end and is fairly restrained
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10459) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2004
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Chocolate brown lasting head. Chocolate, friuts, and some roastyness in the flavour. Had expected something more, but oh well. Cocoa, coffee, alcaholburnt, fruits, berries. Rich and complex flavour, thats quite a bit better than the aroma. Theres a lot of alcaholburnt on the lips, but theres no way you think 21%. This is quite a beer, and after drinking an Ommegang, a Trois Pistoles, some wine and an avec for the coffee, this really blew me away. Thanks to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 for trading this.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2004
This beer rocks! Pours charcoal black. Small, creamy, beige head. The aroma is very burnt and vineous with notes of dark chocolate, buttermilk, charred wood and espresso. The alcohol isn't evident in the nose. Lots of full-bodied flavor... warm alcohol, maple and chocolate syrup, dried plums and tawny port. Decently hopped, but not enough to balance out the entire field of deeply roasted malt within the bottle. Sticky, chewy, syrupy mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet, burnt, alcoholic finish. Not as well balanced as 2003's 18.8% ABV version. Still, an excellent beer! Thanks for the bottle, cquiroga!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
12oz bottle. I got this one in a trade a few years ago and I didn’t write down from who (so who ever you are, thank you!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, toasty, and wood. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar sweetness, and caramel. For 21%, well hidden. After shoveling nearly 30" of snow over 3+ hours, this hit the spot!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2004
Bottled. Drank to celebrate July 4th. The aroma of this beer is treacle, licquorice and burnt wood. I was actually salivating whilst smelling it, but can’t guarantee that it was the smell as opposed to the absolute desire to drink the beer that was causing this. The colour is black and the frothy coffee coloured head dissipated quickly. The taste is superb. There is no outstanding characteristic, just a fabulous balance of tastes, maybe the licquorice comes through more than anything else. It is a very satisfying and warming beer but the 21% really doesn’t come through. I thought the Rogue Imp Stout tasted more alcoholic. An excellent beer.


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