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RATINGS: 2182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubblehouse (861) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Not my favorite beer but for 18 percent it is about as smooth as it can be. Delicous and syrupy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
climberbob (305) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2004 vintage opened in 2014. No real head. Low carbonation. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, fig and alcohol. Luscious and sweet. More like a cross between a brandy wine, Belgian triple and a sweet port than a stout but an amazingly luscious and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
docroc22 (3) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Lives up to its name. Little to no head and little to no alcohol taste despite abv (nice roasted taste with notes of chocolate). Excellent after dealing with the blizzard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (312) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours.... Well black with no head or lacing. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Tastes of alcohol, chocolate, with a bitter nutty after taste. Maybe better after aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (282) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a dark black color with some lacing and head retention.....which is impressive considering the abv here. Smells of chocolate malt and alcohol. Tastes nice and roasted, with some chocolatey afternotes, while not being too alcoholly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
4OzPour (10) - Schererville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle dated Jan 2014 poured into a vintage DFH wine glass. Pours deep black with a khaki brown head. Poured fairly aggressively and barely no head. Recessed to a single line of bubbles around the outside of the glass. On the nose I’m getting chocolate, coffee, booze and possibly some cherry wood. Taste is surprisingly hoppy and a little tobacco smoke. Obviously boozy, but not overpowering. As it warms up a bit, this beer is incredible and super complex. Getting maple, graham cracker, coffee, molasses and a slight vanilla sweetness. Medium bodied...a nice sipper for a cold winter night by the fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2015
Poured from a 2014 bottle into a teku glass showing it to be very light bodied, opaque black with a finger of latte brown foam. The nose shows a lot of dark roasted malts and coffee bean. A certain brightness in the aroma reminiscent of oak or wood. The palate is full bodied and somewhat oily with an aggressive carbonation. The alcohol is quickly apparent and very strong. The alcohol burn lasts the entire time on the palate. Unfortunately it dominates most of the tactile sensation making it hard to concentrate on the other dark flavors of the beer. These flavors are mostly roasted malts and some espresso flavors. I’d say give it at least 3-5 years to age - the alcohol is too strong and makes the beer too spicy to drink at this point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (332) - - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled 02.11.13. Poured from a 12 oz into a chalice on 01.12.15. A: Toffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and caramel. All flavors merge together. A: 1/4 finger light tan fluff that recedes quickly. Midnight black body with no red in the glass. T: Cherry, chocolate, and caramel dominate. A slight roastiness and slight bitter dark chocolate (both on the back end) are subtle. P: It’s thin for a stout. There are a lot of bubbles in the middle and back end. O: The alcohol heat is not hidden very well, even for 15 to 20%. It has a cherry cola quality, including the mouthfeel. Overall, I don’t know what the fuss is about this one. There are many better stouts out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Sampled in 2011, this was bottled on November of 2009, so it’s had a couple years to mature. It pours black with a very thin tan head that disappears instantly. Aromas of alcohol, wood, dark fruits, and coffee. Tastes sweet with molasses, brown sugar, liquor, wood, and raisin. Surprisingly drinkable for such a strong beer. It has qualities similar to a glass of port or an aged fine liquor-- only on a roasty backdrop of malt. This is a special beer—potent, complex, and delicious. An enjoyable dessert beer that should be savored on a special occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (255) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake Va compliments of Zizzybalubba. Yellow stamp on bottle says ?/25/14. Midnight black hue, zero visibility with light khaki creamy head. Good lacing. Strong booze, licorice, dark malt, dark fruit, red berry aromas. Booze and malt taste from start to finish. Creamy mouthfeel, burns when going down. It gives you a good buzz, but is a little harsh going down.

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