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RATINGS: 2115   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (444) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
In bottle 2010. hearty Tasting beer more like a port instead of stout I'll try the 2008 next. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Motor oil black with no head. Aroma of roast coffee and alcohol. Taste of roasty coffee and toast with molasses. Alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste. Totally lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours ink black with a one finger kakhi head with excellent lacing and legs. Aroma is of deeply roasted malts, dark and milk coco, coffee, Licorise, dark fruits, burnt wood, molasses, bourbon whiskey, and some booze. Taste is similar to the aroma but is even more chocolate dominate and roasty with some booze but very little heat. Has a full body with a creamy, silky, oily body and a semi bitter, long, lingering finish. Overall, a fantastic, very well crafted stout that does a excellent job of hiding its extreme ABV very well and almost drink more like a liquor then a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Boozy caramel sweetness on the nose. Taste is sweet with a definite alcohol burn and plumbs. Would love to have this as a regular. Cant drink a lot at once

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottled on date reads 12/11/13; enjoyed and reviewed on 8 March 2014. 355ml bottle poured into a shaker glass; served cool. Aroma: Extreme amounts of chocolate. A little coffee, sure. This beer is more chocolate forward, though. It is like smelling a melted pool of baking chocolate. It is an abundance of chocolate and roasted-black malt. Appearance: This beer has a completely opaque, black body, but when held up to the light, has edges of a dark ruby-brown. This beer has almost no head, but does have a ring of tan foam. This beer leaves very thick lacing. Taste: This beer abounds in chocolate flavors, which range from being sweet and milky on the tip of the tongue and front-mid palate, to a gentle bitterness deep on the rear palate and throat. This beer is boozy; while the alcohol content is masked, and this beer isn’t "hot", the alcohol content is obviously high. Palate: This beer is heavy and full-bodied. This beer has a silky, creamy texture. This beer has a low amount of carbonation and and long finish that ends on bitter chocolate. Overall: World Wide Stout gives Bourbon County a run for its money. While they are stylistically different, they are equally fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (623) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On draft at oscars ale house. Very dark almost black beer with a dark tan head. Aroma is rich and roasted malts with lite cherry note. The rich maltiness carries right in to the flavor with a large alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (635) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours jet black with small tan layer on top and no lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is the same, but not as complex as I’d hoped. Maybe it needed to warm. Oily. Alcohol is well masked. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChattyMonk (1) - - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
I know that everyone compares it to a fine port. But the alcohol is to high. Too hot on the back of the tongue. It overpowers the raisin and date flavors. Overall. Good but not great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonutSeducer (22) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Slow sipper, jet black appearance. Raisins at first, complex notes. Very expensive but worth the purchase. I recently had it at a beer festival and it was one of the top performers.

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