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RATINGS: 2167   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).


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
VINTAGE: 2007 This is black. No light penetration, at all. Pours like motor oil. Thick and viscous. Beautiful. Two-finger head of chocolate colored foam that leaves a thin film. Excellent, even a bit oily, lacing. Pure, unadulterated, friggin’ malt bomb. Huge malty notes with caramel, toffee, coffee and dark chocolate shining through. Underneath, there are loads of very ripe dark fruits. Brown sugar and maple syrup. Big roasted notes. Booziness. What happened to that 18%ABV? Where is it? Wow, this is much smoother than expected. Freakin’ huge sweet roasted malts attack your pallette, in the most beautiful way. Dark chocolate and vanilla mixed with caramelized brown sugar. Red and black cherries. Plums and figs. Hints of bananas and pineapple. Hints of roasted nuts. Remeniscent of a very fine Port wine. Only better. Mouthfeel is big and oily, like I like it to be. Sadly, it lacks the creaminess that I think belongs here. Only a very slight amount of carbonation is here and I think that detracts from the overall experience. Although this is 18%ABV, it’s so well hidden that I would love to drink these, one right after another. I totally think that you could, too. This is a tasty flippin’ brew. The only thing to worry about is standing up after three or four or twelve of these.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
2014 Johan w drar fram en flarra efter Uppsala beer & wiskey. Fyllig och krämig. Troligen spritig om man har varit nykter. Ganska söt. Välgjord öl med

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JF2332 (5) - - FEB 25, 2015 does not count
Was well worth the money! Bought at the corner market in spring Lake Michigan. Would have love to have one to age but still was very solid all the way through ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (13) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
First thought: impressive...! Poured the 12oz bottle dated 12/11/13 into a snifter glass. Consumed over a duration of 1.5 hours allowing it to warm to perfection on 5/02/14. First; just stood back to admire this oily, slick, pitch-black looking brew as it annihilated all light that bombarded it. Virtually no head or lacing with this stout but that’s what I expected anyway. Smells... very interesting. Aroma of molasses, plum or raisin, and my favorite; black licorice. The booze is strong but maybe also smells of dark fruits, caramel, and sugar or honey are present too. The taste... blows me away. Super sweet malt bomb. Very potent, rich deep flavor here and the barley punches you in the mouth. Obvious alcohol and so wonderful are the roasted malts, sugar sweetness, licorice, and possibly some chocolate in the mix. The mouthfeel is smooth finishing with a definite alcohol warming as it washes down. The carbonation is somewhat present in this mostly full bodied, creamy, thick beer. This is one seriously intense stout. Slow sipper for sure. Smooth, bold, strong, hints of bourbon, and you can taste the alcohol but at 18% it is masked pretty well. Absolutely in love with Dogfish Head World Wide Stout! It is amazing, awesome, and my favorite stout and alcoholic beverage at that! Highly recommend this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
February 21, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled november 12, 2013. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is sweet molasses and caramel with roasted mal, finish is dried fruits, coffee notes and warming alcohol. Soft carbonation, full bodied, creamy texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubblehouse (575) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Not my favorite beer but for 18 percent it is about as smooth as it can be. Delicous and syrupy.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
climberbob (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2004 vintage opened in 2014. No real head. Low carbonation. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, fig and alcohol. Luscious and sweet. More like a cross between a brandy wine, Belgian triple and a sweet port than a stout but an amazingly luscious and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
docroc22 (2) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Lives up to its name. Little to no head and little to no alcohol taste despite abv (nice roasted taste with notes of chocolate). Excellent after dealing with the blizzard.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (284) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours.... Well black with no head or lacing. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Tastes of alcohol, chocolate, with a bitter nutty after taste. Maybe better after aging.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (179) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a dark black color with some lacing and head retention.....which is impressive considering the abv here. Smells of chocolate malt and alcohol. Tastes nice and roasted, with some chocolatey afternotes, while not being too alcoholly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
4OzPour (10) - Schererville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle dated Jan 2014 poured into a vintage DFH wine glass. Pours deep black with a khaki brown head. Poured fairly aggressively and barely no head. Recessed to a single line of bubbles around the outside of the glass. On the nose I’m getting chocolate, coffee, booze and possibly some cherry wood. Taste is surprisingly hoppy and a little tobacco smoke. Obviously boozy, but not overpowering. As it warms up a bit, this beer is incredible and super complex. Getting maple, graham cracker, coffee, molasses and a slight vanilla sweetness. Medium bodied...a nice sipper for a cold winter night by the fire.


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