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

Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 2145   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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Bricks' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - JUL 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Smells of malt, alcohol, and maybe some chocolate. BLACK in color. Tastes very sweet, almost winey, with a big bite on the finish. Rating this highly more on its sheer awesomeness as opposed to my personal enjoyment of it.

PotjeBier (3834) - 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 (1702) - 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 (1703) - 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 (1507) - 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 (1252) - 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

oobawa (1858) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottled on 11/16. Delicious massive stout, equal parts sweet and roasted and bitter and boozy, oil-thick and ridiculously drinkable for an 18% monster. Loads of bittersweet chocolate and mocha underlined by a formidable roasted barley backbone, mixing with a surprising Belgian fruitiness--figs, cherries, dates, etc.--and a underlying hop bitterness, piney and strong. Liquor warmth shows up on the fade, but not nearly as present as you'd expect. Big chocolate-java impy stout nose, and the pours pitch black and heavy as hell. Lovely, lovely stout.

bonev (967) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo czane nalewa sie bez mala iloscia lekko bezowej piany. W aromacie alkohol, czekolada i mdly marcepan za ktorym nie przepadam. W smaku jak slodki czekoladowy likier i kukulki. Alkohol jest bardzo intensywnie odczuwalny pomimo tego to piwo to klasa sama w sobie.

05barnold (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2017
From the tap at the brewery in DE. This beer is fantastic. Aroma of coffee. Flavor of coffee and vanilla. This beer was dangerously smooth and drinkable for the ABV rating. Great beer to end the tour with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle. Chocolate, roastiness, booze, wet wood in aroma. In taste also prunes and cocoa. Full bodied, softly carbonated, silky smooth but with harsh boozy finish.

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