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RATINGS: 2198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1789) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Bouteille 12oz. Merci Amélie !!. Couleur brune foncée, presque noire, assez opaque. Arôme de chocolat, espresso, fruits macérés dans le sucre, malt. En bouche, rond, liquoreux, notes d’alcool évidemment, porto chocolaté, un peu de torréfaction, des fruits cuits, un peu de céréales cuites. Grosse beer, épaisse, forte, mais qui garde une sensualité certaine. Très bonne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (903) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Black color with thin brown head. Aroma is heavy roast malt and boozy fermenting dark fruit. Flavors of chocolate, dark roast malt, very boozy. Minimal sweetness, some bitter balance and roast malt finish. The ABV takes the front seat in this beast of a beer. I enjoy barley wines, quads, strong ales, and my scotch neat, so I am enjoying this stout: If you don’t like any of those things, then you won’t enjoy this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (426) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Had several times but never rated. Remember once I got served a 20-oz goblet of this at a restaurant when the bartender who understood beer was not in. Bottled 1/25/14. Smells like wood, dark bread, molasses. Taste is super sweet, fizzy but full, bready and malty. Very very boozy as you would expect. I can tell it is complex but can’t exactly make out the components. Stuffed nose probably to blame. I’m gonna just drink it for a while. Maybe I’m just tired of saying prunes, dates, raspberries, blackberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
2014 Johan w drar fram en flarra efter Uppsala beer & wiskey. Fyllig och krämig. Troligen spritig om man har varit nykter. Ganska söt. Välgjord öl med

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JF2332 (6) - - FEB 25, 2015 does not count
Was well worth the money! Bought at the corner market in spring Lake Michigan. Would have love to have one to age but still was very solid all the way through ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
First thought: impressive...! Poured the 12oz bottle dated 12/11/13 into a snifter glass. Consumed over a duration of 1.5 hours allowing it to warm to perfection on 5/02/14. First; just stood back to admire this oily, slick, pitch-black looking brew as it annihilated all light that bombarded it. Virtually no head or lacing with this stout but that’s what I expected anyway. Smells... very interesting. Aroma of molasses, plum or raisin, and my favorite; black licorice. The booze is strong but maybe also smells of dark fruits, caramel, and sugar or honey are present too. The taste... blows me away. Super sweet malt bomb. Very potent, rich deep flavor here and the barley punches you in the mouth. Obvious alcohol and so wonderful are the roasted malts, sugar sweetness, licorice, and possibly some chocolate in the mix. The mouthfeel is smooth finishing with a definite alcohol warming as it washes down. The carbonation is somewhat present in this mostly full bodied, creamy, thick beer. This is one seriously intense stout. Slow sipper for sure. Smooth, bold, strong, hints of bourbon, and you can taste the alcohol but at 18% it is masked pretty well. Absolutely in love with Dogfish Head World Wide Stout! It is amazing, awesome, and my favorite stout and alcoholic beverage at that! Highly recommend this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
February 21, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled november 12, 2013. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is sweet molasses and caramel with roasted mal, finish is dried fruits, coffee notes and warming alcohol. Soft carbonation, full bodied, creamy texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubblehouse (1367) - 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 (452) - 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.

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