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RATINGS: 2078   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).


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asvec8215 (4) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
On tap at the tap room. Pours black caramel colored head faded fast. Smells off black licorice raisins and chocolate. Taste is complex. Sweet malty and chocolatey. Damn complex stout. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlowOffTube (398) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Hot damn thats right up my alley. Pours pitch black with tan swirls and ring on top. Aroma of toffee and some alcohol burn. Big coffee and dark fruit notes along with dark chocolate bitterness. Big body with light carbonation. Great mouth feel. Some alcohol burn but that’s what I like. Sweet. Good stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Wow, just wow. Nice dark drink to warm my soul. Very thin head, fantastic mouth feel. If you have the chance to get some, do it!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (785) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a strong smell of chocolate and alcohol. I can't believe it's 18%. Two of these and I'd be done for the night. Tasted of chocolate and coffee. Love when I have to chew beer. Fantastic!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwarner5030 (8) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
Short tan head. With a nutty coco, and strong alcohol taste. Great stout! Slightly overrated.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Tap: Oily black, with a short, dark tan head. Slightly vegetal, chocolate aroma. Chocolate, coffee malt....herbal hop flavours.... Thick, boozy and heavy...... Wow!.....this one has a ton of "oomph"..... Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (370) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a jet black. So black you can almost see your reflection in it. Aroma of espresso and boozy alcohol. Taste is bubbly up front with deep chocolate, raspberry and roasted malts. Flavor is real deep and keeps going. Finish lingers with a berry like fruitiness. I could see this being fantastic in a year maybe two. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1504) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black with light head of small bubbles that dissipate quickly. Aromas of alcohol, nuts, and roasted malts. Flavors of alcohol, roasted coffee beans, and nuts. Just an exercise in getting a high ABV. There are much better examples. Over-rated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (107) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a jet black. So black you can almost see your reflection in it. Aroma of espresso and boozy alcohol. Taste is bubbly up front with deep chocolate, raspberry and roasted malts. Flavor is real deep and keeps going. Finish lingers with a berry like fruitiness. I could see this being fantastic in a year maybe two.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Poured black with no head. Char, chocolate, licorice, sweet, full bodied, and full of flavor. Good, but heavy.


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