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

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RATINGS: 2149   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   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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GIJOE (1260) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Pours a very dark brown cola-like color with a thin, filmy head. Sparse lacing. Nose is boozy with nougat overtones, notes of dried fruit, licorice, and dark-roasted - almost charred grain, and a hint of cacao. Taste is a lovely balance of sweet booziness with bitter char and dark chocolate notes. Medium body, mild carbonation, long boozy, dark-chocolate aftertaste. This is remarkably good brew. I’m a huge fan.

rpm56 (16) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2017
On tap at the Blue Monkey in Merchantville. Inky black in the glass, on the nose a Swiss, bittersweet chocolate, fresh raisins and hint of butterscotch. The mouthfeel is viscous, almost oily, but a great finish with lingering sweetness and a touch of heat. A delicious brew.

drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - APR 29, 2017
This was on Tap at the Brewery in March 2017 15%ABV. Imperial stout. Tapped out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has syrup and burnt milk and sugar. Boozy and sweet with torched maple sugar. Still a ton of barley sweetness and body in the nose. Liked milled barley. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is sugary, black honey, honeyed dates, some light ume dryness, but no sour body. This one is sweet and boozy. Finish is alcoholic, burnt sugar, burnt wood finish.

theprof (1464) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Tap. A taster. Aroma is richly malt malt and dark fruit molasses with heavy alcohol overtones (18%). Has a liquor sweetness. Pours dark with little top. Carbonation flat and oily palate. Anyone who drinks 10z or 30cl may well not care.

BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 17, 2017
Bottle. Black colour with small tan head. Chocolate and roasted aroma. Sweet, chocolate, molasses taste, slightly alcoholish. Full body.

klm1 (2050) - Bled/SF, - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: APR 3, 2017 From mobile [email protected] [email protected] basement SF: vintage 2014 with 18% abv?: Pours oily black with foamy diminished head with gool lacing and ring around the glass. Aroma-flavors: intense roasted grain, dark cacao chocolate, coffee, licorice, port wine, mollasses, gentle dark fruit esters. Alcohol is amost sherry-like noticeable. Dry finish. Full, almost thick body, low carbonation smooth texture.

chucklemation (1813) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Pours a dark brown with an off-white foam head. Aroma is intensely boozy bourbon, dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is warm booze, bourbon, toffee, dark fruits, and chocolate. Well-carbonated, not quite smooth. Good, though not near my favorite imperial stout. There are plenty other imperial stouts that are cheaper and have a lower ABV that taste much, much better.

SinH4 (6909) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Black color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, lots of molasses, sweet. Taste is sweet, boozy, raisins, chocolate. Very boozy, low carbonation. Nice, but as expected, very intense - balanced for this ABV, though.

BadAprilia1000 (437) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottled on 11/01/2016. Pours a pitch black (not reddish) color with a thin cappuccino head. Aroma is dark chocolate, bourbon, raisin, roasted malts, plum, figs, and black coffee. Taste is very dry, raisin and plums up front, dry bitter coffee and chocolate, molasses, roasted notes throughout, lots of very bitter dark chocolate, bourbon and booze heavy. Overall the beer is very booze forward but at 18% it’d be hard to hide. Very complex, a winter sipper, and one to enjoy a bit cold at first but allow to warm up and taste the flavors open up and change.

partchapol (143) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Smell of cacao, barley and malt. Drink from bottle. Taste of heavy alcohol like Bourbon. Feel heat dry throat after. Hint of barley, chocolate, coffee, malt. Smooth, thick and strong. Very good, rare and costly.

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