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RATINGS: 2114   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).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1124) - Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours black. Medium light brown head which lasts and leaves sticky lace down the glass . Aroma, dark roasty malty, alcohol gently singes the nostrils. Dark chocolate and coffee abound. Dried dark fruit rounds things out. Flavor matches. Roasty chocolate, dark fruit, Vinous. Big full luscious viscous body. Coats the mouth. A little sticky on the backend. Enveloping pleasant alcohol warmth the never gets close to hot. Remarkably balanced for a beer its size. This big beer strides rather than stomps. Sweet and roasty and smooth bitter through the finish. I like it. This beer is deserving of its renown. There is an 18% abv hidden in here! Masterful...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (524) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2014
wooh, very strong aroma. Very malty, hops, Dark, bitter chocolate/coffee. Reminds me of a sweet dark-fruit liquor. Taste is sweet, roasty, dark fruit. Very big body. Bitter, warming finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fcjack1 (117) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at the Red Hot. Black with tan head. Scent is booze, dark fruits and a little chocolate. Taste is super boozy. A little rich chocolate. Alcohol lingers. Will be much better about a year from now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2013 bottle pours black passes some light. Molasses, coffe, light nut. Very different than the chocolate malt bombs. Light body, no hint of the high abv

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle in 2010 Aroma - the nose contains a complex myriad of items: alcohol, roast, espresso, licorice, tobacco, and peat. Appearance - body color is black; the liquid is opaque; the head is beige and starts about 1/2", it quickly fades and rings out Taste - a lot going on in this complex brew ~ the overall flavor profile is filled with a lot of alcohol. Within, this brew has notes of dark roast, alcohol, tobacco, vinous dark fruit, some very rich espresso, peat, some very muscular barley, a touch of fig, licorice, and even deeper properties. Palate - body is medium, but approaching full; the texture is sticky, slick, thick, and oily all at once; the carbonation is average, but more toward soft; the finish is very bodacious the alcohol coats the front teeth, and evaporates around the gums. It has a slight tingly burn that warms the body, but also the mouth. Very rocking on the ABV here. This is one bodacious brew! Respect it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a small tan head. big chocolate and roasted malt aroma. taste is the same

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
rcasta (821) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 18, 2014
soften my malt balls... demasiada azucar y sabe a jugo de caña ya la cagan

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crickbob (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
2004 acquired from the brewery stash. A creamy stout that although has a high AVB it doesn't present a boozy taste on palate. One of the best stouts I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma is dry dark malts and a slightly strange fruitiness. The flavor is dark malts, toffee, chocolate, slight heat, dark fruit, the kitchen sink, etc. Cleans up probably the best ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (440) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen, NYC. Black with tan head. Aroma is roast. Taste is very sweet ; extreme alcohol comes through in the oily saccharine flavour. Nice but sweetness really takes over. Not super balanced, but then what can be at this alcohol strength. As it warms, sweetness and roast flavours interplay well. Finish is not sticky surprisingly, malt bitterness. Overall, not enough going on here outside the crazy booze.

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