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RATINGS: 2121   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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 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).


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Very interesting stout. Its very good. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Dark and roasty and very complex. Very strong stout. Beer that warms the body. Good Winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Thick and black like used motor oil. Light brown head thins out but leaves a thin film the rest of the way. Huge sweet aroma like a barley wine. Roasted malts, chocolate covered raisins and coffee. This is like a cross between an Imperial and a Barley wine. Alcohol is noticable and warming. Leaves a bitter sting at the end. Not anything for the weak.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2003
This is a dark, dark brew, topped by a medium thick, brown head that leaves the glass coated in lace. What a nice aroma. It's sweet and chocolatey with notes of coffee and alcohol in every sniff. Wow, this beer has a kick. The flavor is sweet, roasty and chocolatey with an ever so slight bitterness and a kick of alcohol. One of the best tasting beers I've had the pleasure of having. This is a thick, full bodied brew that goes down smooth and warms the body. I gotta get myself another bottle or 2 or 3...DAMN! Give me all that is left!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2003
Very black in colour. Huge aroma of malt, dark chocolate, molasses and very roasty. Flavour is of deep roast, very malty, silky smooth, creamy, mocha, slightly sweet with just a touch of alcohol. Finishes with a massive roasty bitterness but very well balanced. Thanks redlem.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2003
I've been saving this one, for what I don't know. It's been in the back of my fridge for over a year now. It pours a jet black color with just a thin layer of brown bubbles on top. Strong aroma of malts, alcohol, licorice, and anise-very strong. Full body with low carbonation and a very smooth, velvety, creamy mouthfeel. Wow! What a great flavor. Lots of chocolate and malt flavors with some dark fruits mixed in. Roasty and filled with coffee and chocolate hints in the finish. Though it is full bodied, it is still lighter in body than I thought it would be. The alcohol is no where to be found in the flavor. Very warming, however, despite the lack of alcohol flavors. A fantastic stout, and the strongest of its kind around. What a treat!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
A black color with a small tan head, some lacing which is note-worthy at 18%. Strong alcohol, rum like aroma. IMHO this tastes just like a rum and coke, with the coke coming from a fountain dispenser with too much coke syrup. Sweet, stickey, syrupy. I liked the 23% better. After drinking this I kept thinking I wanted a beer. Note, the Vim and Vigor was not blacked out on this bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Lots of alcohol and raisin in the aroma, burns your nose hair! Well carbonated but the head is brief. Tastes hot from the alcohol and the dark malts don't come across as very roasty. Sweet finish. Lots of potential but I think the bottle I tasted needs a lot more aging.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Nice Imperial stout. Pours like motor oil. Chocolate, malt, and coffee flavor. Finishes smooth, creamy, and dry. Recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2003
I don't know about everyone else, but there are times when I go out, and I'm just not in the mood for beer. If I'm in a chilling mood, I'll probably sip some scotch, but if it's party time...bring on the rum and cokes (thanks to living in the caribbean for a while). Normally the first drink you order is pretty average, then after a nice tip, they continue to get stronger and stronger. It seems like as long as you can taste...the 50/50 mix works best (or if you're andrew196, and you've just split a growler of 10%abv happy jacks with nstal, you start pouring nstal crown royal and cokes with a 90% crown/coke ratio). This beer reminds me exactly of that, I've had my first drink and I've moved on to the 50/50 mix. Be careful, 5 or 6 of these will totally mess up the average drinker. Beautiful dark color, doesn't mess with any of that CO2 crap forming a head. Aroma hints of a beer not near as strong as it is. A hair too sweet to have more than 5 or 6, but quality all around. DFH living a little outside of the box.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Wow ... amazing stout. Thick and dark. Much better than the 23%. Chocolate, coffee, and chickory. Yum.


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