Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2002 (23%)

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 690   ABV: 23%
This listing encompasses the November, 2002 release (23% abv). This release can be identified by the use of black ink to cross out the words "Vim and Vigor" printed on the label.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Thanks to Trappist for sending me a couple bottles of this. First of all, do NOT gulp this beer. It is definitely a sipping beer. I literally coughed after taking a normal drink. Pours pitch black with a very thin beige head and thin lacing. Aroma is sweet with sherry or port wine qualities, along with some malt and alcohol. Flavor really packs a wallop. Sugary sweetness eventually matches stride with the strong malt, dark fruit (raisins), and alcohol flavors with which you start out. With all this, it still manages a somewhat dry and bitter finish. While this beer is complex it is still a little unbalanced, but what can you expect from a 23%ABV beer. It is probably impossible to mask such a high level. A strange but good brew. I look forward to trying the 18% version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2003
very dark brown colour, almost no foam, roasted black chocolate aroma, strong notes of portwine, nougat, gingerbread and wood; incredibly oily and very sweet, some finishing bitterness, explosive and deeply warming alcohol finish, long dry and very sugary aftertaste - The alcohol is so present that I would believe it if the label would say: 35% - confusing and unbalanced, the 18% version was much better; interesting experience anyway

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
12oz [email protected]#1-pours no head and dark brown color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Smooth. Minimum carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Poured with almost no head, dark black color. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, maple syrup, and alcohol. Tastes sweet and syrupy with a moderate alcohol (but no where near the 23%) finish. Not a beer you can drink fast - one to sit down, sip and enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (11011) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 The aroma is more smoky than I remembered it being the first time around. The 23% ABV is very well hidden. Cloyingly sweet, though. Still, a great sippin', "knock-you-on-your-ass" stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Name: World Wide Stout
Date: May 10, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Vintage: 2002
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Aroma: rich fruity sherry-like aroma
Flavor: amazing rich malt flavor, lots of fruity vineous character, good of alcohol that is strong but not fumey, sweet and creamy like an imperial milk stout, no roasted or chocolate malts in the forefrount, beyond a stout, at the end it becomes all sherry

Name: World Wide Stout
Date: February 09, 2005
Vintage: 2002
no change

Name: World Wide Stout
Date: March 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2002
sweet sherry and chocolate, sweet fruity character, still awesome after all of these years,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10472) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
Pours very black and syrupy. Huge aromas of port, molasses, cognac, prunes. Tastes thick, malty, super complex, and alcoholic. Finishes with a heavy complexity that involves licorice, cognac, port, coffee, prunes, and molasses. A very nice beer, but at small quantities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Pauls for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a clear brown to black with no head. Oxidization and isopropyl, a touch fishy. Medium to thick bodied, super sweet, loads of caramel and sugar. Almost cloying at times, but thanks to the age its not alll that boozy. Sweet cooca, toast, warm alcohol. Chocolate, cocoa, warm roast, lots of sweet caramel toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle shared by kwoeltje- thanks a ton, Keith! Pours a murky, dark, deep brown color with no head. Looks dangerous. Aroma of huge dark fruity notes (dates, figs, raisins), molasses, soy, and some booze- tannins really coming through. Flavor of molasses, brown sugar, roasted malts, syrup, ash, and dark fruits. Full-bodied, with a smooth, thick, sweet, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Sweet and rich. Doesnt seem like 23% ABV, but feels "big" in every way. I liked it just a tad more than the 2009 we had next to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9880) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
(draught !) Jet-black, slim brown head. Roasted, grilled bacon, BBQ and soy sauce for a nose. Impossible to write or explain, but you can both SMELL sweet and bitter. This is a quite sweet stout tastewise. Saying it's a very strong one is as forcing open doors, but that's the problem. It's got a rosewater flavour, so sweet it's made lopsided. Still a superb beer, but I prefer the 18%. Mouthfeel: well. Liquified coffee-flavoured pudding with a dash of soy sauce. How DOES that feel? OK - there's alcoholburn. Huge.

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