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RATINGS: 2137   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsnicholas (172) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Bottle (12oz): Simple great. Poured with very little head. Is a great after dinner drink. My new favorite desert. Grab this when you can find it. Lots of different flavors and the combinations is very pleasing. (H)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Woah yummy. A bottle all to myself. Reminds me a lot of bourbon county stout without the bourbon (Nightstalker?). Big, dark, thick, lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s, 2007 edition. Oxidised, sweet, roast chocolate, rich and fruity, dry.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (349) - USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a gift bottle from Dennis into a snifter black motor oil with a tiny beige head. Aroma upfront booze in your face. Then sweetness of dark fruits & some cocoa. Flavor is Oh My! Raisins. Chocolate. Vanilla. Faint roasted coffee. Lays thick on the palate balanced & beautiful.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
09-MAY-2014, bottle @Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown. Birthday present from mysellf:-) Dark, dark brown with a quickly dying brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, bourbon, alcohol, very full and very complex. Taste the same with even more bourbon and vanilla. It is certainly alcoholic, though it does not feel like 18%. Full body, soft carbonation, sweet and sticky. A legend and worth the wait.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (294) - - MAY 9, 2014
Loads of molasses, rich dark chocolate, vanilla bean, toast and chocolate liquor. Boozy but well blended. Hints of raisins. Rich cocoa aftertaste. Improves significantly as it warms. Heavy and smooth feel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Noire. Collet beige. Nez: alcool. Liqueur de café. Truffe. Bouche: Très liquoreux. Chocolaté à fond. Fruité. Forte chaleur d'alcool. Tiramitsu. Vanille. Caramel. Absolument débile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
(Vintage 2014. Une jeunesse!) Un stout visqueux noir qui fabrique une imposante tête brune. Cette dernière laisse de longues traces derrière son passage. Au nez, c’est riche. Ça sent les gros malts, les fruits liquoreux, le whiskey et la réglisse. En bouche, ça goûte les raisins, la mélasse, le chêne, les cerises et le chocolat. Ce sont des saveurs profondes et évolutives. Au palais, je note l’extrême onctuosité du liquide et j’aime cela. Les bulles qui s’animent le font avec un souci du détail. En finale, les saveurs maltées deviennent assez chaudes et bien poivrées par un alcool loin d’être déplaisant. Ce gros stout est relativement facile à boire. Il est bien savoureux et intelligent. Mes hommages à Dogfish Head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (805) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
This pours a very dark brown color with only a slight head. The aroma is mild with molasses and roasted malts. The taste is smooth and quite boozy at its 18% a.b.v. This is a thick, heavy pint of delicious stout. The extra alcohol gives it an extra sweetness and lingering burn upon finish. Another delicious brew from Dogfish head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2006 vintage from notes. Thick black color with slight ring of foam. Lots of sweet cola, raisin, cocoa, vanilla bean, licorice... thick viscous mouthfeel. Good balance of roast, sweetness and booze.


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