Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)

RATINGS: 2175   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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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Thisis12ptfont (2623) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 19, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2021 Aromas of big dark malt presence nougat chocolate cocoa toffee roasted barley roasted malts figs dates raisins and licorice. Taste is dark dark roasted malts huge roasted barley dark grain malt chocolate cocoa nibs cacao powder figs dates raisins licorice star anise blackberries boysenberries red grapes port wine molasses and tree bark. Overall, very impressive stuff. Insanely smooth for the ABV.

brunopbraga (101) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - OCT 1, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2020 APARÊNCIA preto, opaco. creme bege de baixa formação e persistência. AROMA álcool, café, chocolate amargo, frutas escuras, madeira e malte torrado. SABOR dulçor alto. achocolatado, canela, frutas vermelhas e defumado. SENSAÇÃO corpo alto e baixa carbonatação.

Saeglopur (3713) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2020 355 ml bottle, vintage 2019. Black body, with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma of coffee, soy sauce, liquorice, tobacco, dark chocolate, some cocoa powder. Tastes similar, with some booze. Full, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation. Finishes boozy, roasty, dry, with cocoa powder, coffee, tobacco, soy sauce, liquorice. Tasty. A greatly balanced, robust, old-school Imperial Stout. Pretty complex, with diverse roasty notes. The alcohol is noticeable, but not as much as the ABV suggests. Great, classic stuff. Score: 8 / 4 / 8 /4 / 16

PowY (3753) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 11, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2020 23.8.2020: 473 ml bottle at Werckmeisters place, 16% ABV, shared by Stefan, many thanks! Pours a dark mahogany with a small tan colored head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, sweet coffee, molasses, brown sugar, candied nuts, caramel, some dark fruits and raisins along some booze. Medium to full body with a medium to medium-heavy sweetness, a light roasty bitterness and noticeable booze. Flavor of alcohol, sweet roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses, caramel, honey and nuts. Finishes alcoholic with a light residual malt sweetness, a light roasty bitterness, coffee and a warming feeling. Overall a nice Imperial Stout with nice flavors but also very boozy. Aroma: 8 Appearance: 4 Taste: 8 Palate: 4 Overall: 16

Werckmeister (6298) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 25, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2020 0,33l bottle at home shared by Stefan, big thanks. Should be Vintage 2019 / 16% ABV. No BB date. black color, almost no head. smells bit boozy, vanilla, nutty, boozy, lightly smoky, light soy. nice to very nice smell. full body, light carbonation. tastes vanilla, earthy, marzipan, nutty, some soy sauce, lightly boozy, some bitter chocolate. finishes lightly boozy and light sweet with notes of vanilla, marzipan and nutty notes. quite nice one, quite like this one, very good stuff. 8, 4, 8, 4, 16

Dacrza (1547) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2020 DATE: August 7, 2020... OCCASION: enjoying my forty-fourth birthday eve with an amazing combination of this DFH WWS (this, the 16% ABV version) and Rush's Beyond the Lighted Stage.... GLASSWARE: Lindemans pokal snifter... pours a deep black body from a three-day, well-sealed grunt... a slight ring of browning bubbles surrounds a small upsurge of life in its middle... thick licorice, raisin, pinot noir, cocoa, soft coffee hints, and an intense, almost seering vapor of roasted malts... my goodness, a foreboding promise embedded here... its body is slightly oily at the entry, before it curls into a heavyweight drop of comforting warmth akin to whiskey... and yet, a bit of dryness... first in the profile is the licorice, which gives it a dessert-like quality... its secondary flavors include cocoa, coffee bean, and biting, aggressive malts that blanket the throat... a powerful, wine-like finish, boozy and full, with a malty blanket of raisin and whiskey... a tremendously strong hit of malts, with the grape and dark wine strength ...and yes, what took me so long to try this? maybe the price, which I have seen vary but mostly stretch the wallet... at $15.99 for a grunt, this wins and reminds me what awesome products DFH can craft...

smroush (491) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2020 Thick, sweet and boozy; aromas of dark dried fruits, dark roast coffee and cocoa, licorice. High alcohol is quite apparent; complex. Excellent!

Chudwick (4661) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2020 12oz bottle (4/11/18 if I'm reading it correctly) - I've had this before at Dark Lord Day thanks to AndyReynolds but failed to rate it, until now. Nose is plums or black licorice. Sip adds doublebock elements: sweet, strong and more sweet. boozy. Roast finish. ABV dangerously well hidden

ozzy70 (3034) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 18, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2020 Bottle. Poured black, minimal tan head. Aroma of wine, port, grape, sweet desert/red wine, plum, raisins, alcohol. Taste was sweet, strong, sherry, wine, alcohol is apparent, molasses, licorice, brown sugar.

Wim (5703) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2019 samen met yves bij mij thuis een zwart kleurig lichaam met een bruinige kop en met een roasted mout alcohol koffie aroma een roasted mout alcohol koffie zoet fruitig smaak met een hele straffe alcohol einde veel te veel alcohol overheerst al de andere smaken weet ni wat ik er van moet denken lijkt meer sterke drank dan bier

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