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RATINGS: 2179   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Sweet hoppy smell. Has hints of that typical dogfish head aroma. Medium thick body. Black in color. Fairly light tasting. Can tell it’s high in alcohol. Some roasted taste. Sweet and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Jet black with moderate head that quickly dissipated. Huge boozy aromas on the nose. Smells sweet with dark fruits. Flavor is similar. This thing is massive in the fruity sweetness. Honestly, it's a bit much. I understand it's that intense to provide cover for the alcohol (which is still quite present and deep, though never obnoxious), but I think it's a bit overwhelming. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh, with a hop burn but not much bitterness. This just doesn't feel like a finished product to me. I would love to age this for a few years and revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, picked up somewhere in the US, can’t remember where. Jet black, big brown head which disappeared fairly smartish. Looks nice. Big, boozy, quite sweet and malty. Unfortunately the booze rather overpowers everything else and it just tastes a bit one dimensional. Burns. All in, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1397) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is boozy, green banana, almonds, amaretto. taste is very very sweet, bit of roasted malts alcohol sweetness in the finish. medium body and carbonation. a real sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4673) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2004 bottle - Pours very dark with no real head to it. The aroma has thick smooth chewy roast, soy sauce, chocolate, molasses, dark caramel with a minor amount of heat for the alcohol contained. It has a thick smooth body with light soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth chocolaty roast, dark caramel, minor soy sauce, vanilla and light heat. The finish has more soy sauce and heat. Really nice & aged like a champ.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkinWell (388) - - DEC 6, 2014
2013 bottle, aged in my basement for about 18 months. Very dark brown (nearly black) pour, thin mocha head, decent lacing. Vanilla, cocoa, hints of licorice. Dark fruit, thinly-veiled bourbon. Incredibly smooth, almost silky, mouthfeel. Starts off sweet, ends on a bitter note, full of alcohol. This stout lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle, thanks guys for sharing. Slightly dirty black pour with almost no head. Really intense stuff, syrupy, sweet vanilla, char, some coffee, licorice and fairly boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Incredible as always. Pitch dark, minimal sustaining cap. Aroma is heavy dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and satan's own jizz giving it an extra sweetness. Excellently balanced sweetness and bitterness, leaving the mouth silky and finishing with a lasting medium dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (350) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours black with minimal tan head. Nose is bourbon, woody, dark fruits, cherries, vanilla. Taste is tons of dark chocolate, woody, bourbon, dark fruits, roasty malts, a bit of vanilla, boozy warmth. Good but a bit boozy. really gets challenging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (912) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle from trade with Matt. Pours clear, almost pitch black with a small, short lasting, brown head. Aroma has "skumbananer", booze, chocolate, roasty and caramel malts. Slightly fruity. Taste is very sweet, chocolaty, caramel malty. Boozy heat in the finish. Fat, greasy body and medium-low carbonation. Boozy.

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