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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2007
From a bottle poured nice dark brown/black color with a little bit of choclate colored head. Nice strong flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

DuffLover (130) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Pours dark with thin head that dissipates quickly. Sweet chocolate aroma. Sweet, chocolate, a little dark fruit and coffee. Not as sweet or thick as I thought it would be. Still a very good beer.

GregMooreNH (490) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Pours black with negligible head. Aroma is heavy caramel and roast. Taste is sweet, nearly cloying caramel with slight chocolate, warming to roast and some slight vanilla. Finish starts smooth but builds a strong alcohol burn. A heavy duty, don't-make-any-plans stout that still stands as elite.

smith4498 (3733) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2018
2007. Pours black with thin brown head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Dark roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Very sweet and boozy. Full body with minimal carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.

rouhlas (4056) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle at home. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, dark dried fruits, licorice, some soy notes, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

PotjeBier (3941) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2017
12 oz bottle (from 2011) @ home. Pitch black color. Brownish head with short retention. Aroma's: sweet, molasses, brown sugar, fruit, raisins, alcohol. Retronasal it's sweet, syruppy, alcohol, some chocolate. Flavor is above moderate sweet, alcoholic, fruity. Sharp alcohol feel, warming. Medium bodied (expected fuller). Long finish. Good, but expected more. Should have had this earlier. It does get better after slow sipping though.

bth122 (1720) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle. Finally got my hands on one of these bad boys. Pours a black color with medium head. Aroma is strong Bourbon like alcohol, cocoa, coffee. Heavy bodied. Light sweetness which goes nice with high alcohol. Smooths it out. Creamy texture. A smooth sipper with big warming alcohol. Yes it actually warms you up as you drink this monster. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Stoned99 (1728) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2017
12 ounces bottle, Bottled in Nov 2016. Gift from Guillaume. Aroma: really strong alcohol, coffee, anis, chocolate, subtle roastiness. App: pitch black with minimal brown head leaving shy lacing. Taste and palate: full body, lots of chocolate and heavy alcohol burning finish. Overall: quite impressed about this 18% abv beer. Really didn't think it would actually taste like a stout. It never feels too sweet either. For sure the alcohol is quite present in the nose and on the palate but it's not unpleasant. This is not really something I would drink often but I wouldn't mind sharing this beer with 2 or 3 friends and drink it as a digestive. Well made but of course too much for one person. Great.

ljthiessen (1550) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, small beige head. Aroma is boozy and sharp, chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is the same - slightly sweet up front with plenty of hot booziness, some chocolate, caramel and coffee notes.

pictoman (1280) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2017
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Black with dissipating tan head. Roast malt with alcohol, mild chocolate and coffee, hint of soy and leather. Booziness doesn't show the full 18%, but it's still noticeable enough that it takes away from the flavour in a significant enough way to lower its rating.

Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2017
on tap black pour thin brown head aroma and taste is sweet dark chocolate and vanilla light roasted malt and licorice finish

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