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RATINGS: 2195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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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 releasesí 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 worldís 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).


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (3140) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Bottle, forget where I got it, Good nose, ABV,vanilla, prunes, bakers chocolate, dairy/cream in the nose. Little to no head. reddish brown/black color. Sweet and bitter flavor, Licourice/anise/fennel, Chocolate, cherry, plum, raisin. Oily creamy texture. Smooth. very warming. Oh yeah alot of beer in a twelve oz bottle. ABV bite, maybe a little cough syrupy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Nov. 2001 release. Inky jet black. Dark cocoa aroma, some oak, touch of cola. Rich dark sweet malt flavor. NOt much roast, rather sweet. Quite sweet, with some drying alcohol. Alcohol doesnít quite balance out the sweetness. Better that the 23% for sure, but Iím still not sold.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Extremely complex. The colour is dark brown to black. Big lazy bubbles. Thick body. Rather strong, slightly alcoholic aroma. Sharp mouthfeel. Sweet and full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. A very nice beer!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2003 Dark Black Coloring. Little Head. Chocolate. Coffee. Not the best offering....worth trying aged perhaps?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Re-engage Aug 04-- I got married in May and my new spouse tried this bad boy. Get this...she "hates dark beer"....yet, when she drank this it was a brave new world for her Isnít her reaction so typical...."I donít like dark beer.." So, so lame. DFH rocks! Another great imp stout. I really, really liked it, but the sweetness was a bit much for me. Like Alesmith Speedway, itís dark as night, minimal head pour is a pleasure to behold. The mouthfeel is velvety, and the flavor is most definitely on the complex side. Thereís no doubting the roasty, choco-coffee flavor, but that sweetness is what I remember the most. Fruity, maybe cherries, and a caramel-toffee tinge gets my attention. Big alcohol content, yet not as overwhelming as you might expect. I was surprised. This is good stuff......I just like Speedway a bit more.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2004
This beer poors black with a smallish brown head. Aroma is intensly malty with notes of chocolate and soy. Flavor is intense as well with a sweet malty and alcohol inititial presense followed by an equally intense bitter finish. A good and well balanced beer, especially for one that is so "over the top" in intensity. Check it out. l

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2004
2003 bottle, snifter. Average, rock, creamy, dark head leaves good lacing and sits on a dark black body which is seemingly opaque. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee malt (H); flower and perfume hops (M); moderate alcohol, banana, pear, dark cherry, port, cask wood, butter, tar licorice, brown sugar, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch aromas. Heavily sweet, lightly bitter throughout. Full body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Slight alcohol presence. The bottom line is: a little rough with the alcohol...needs to mellow a bit, but still an excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
13th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Black, some red highlights, small tan head. Aroma is very malty and roasty. Flavour is quite sweet, not very bitter. Sticky palate. Iím suprised how much this actually tastes like beer, and not some liqueur; that being said, I found it not very sensational.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 This BIG beer was great. It was full like stouts are, nice and dark with good flavor that was not over-whelmed by the high (18%) alcohol. I had this t a taste night on tap. If you come acroos it, do youself a favor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2004
This is ebony nectar of the godz. Black as a starless nite.No head. Liquid chocolate cake with plum pudding topping.Hints of rum. Smooth and silky. Something to be savored whilst reading a good book.


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