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RATINGS: 2182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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).

radio_nowhere's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Even though I have 2 bottles aging in the basement I grabbed this on draft at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD when I saw it. 9 oz served in a snifter glass. Pitch black with a very thin tan head. Alcohol lacing down the glass when swirled. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, anise, oak, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is hugely roasty, complex and warming. Oily thick mouthfeel. Lasting aftertaste. A monster stout, what more can you say?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
On tap in Amsterdam. Nice dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is roasty and toasty, lots of alcohol in there. Taste is malts, quite sweet, overpowering. Vanilla, chocolate, plums, nice and strong in the warm finish. Well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (184) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle from trade. Nothing you drink by yourself. Big strong aroma with alcohol and roasted notes. Alcohol, vanilla, chocolate in the taste. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2009. Aroma is booze, but a lovely vanilla, cocoa, roasted malt. Appearance is black, brown head, but thin. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, sweet malt and roasty, with a touch of booze. Mouthfeel is thin but effective, carbonation you’d expect from a beer this old. Overall, ’twas a lovely experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Massive. Tastes like a like a pile of raisins. Super boozy and cocoa maybe. This one will put you down. Tranquilizer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Strong raisin flavor with a strong boost finish. Pours black with a tan head. Had a bottle share with Kaser. Not as good as it rated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Roast and the raisin aroma. Flavor of silky melted chocolate. Some anise and alcohol. Really nice mouth coating finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2325) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Rich black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, rich dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, & alcohol; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums), raisons, spice, and alcohol; Warm boozy finish; Intense and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (733) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pours a jet black with brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is booze, malt sweetness and raisins. Taste is raisins, figs, slight dark chocolate and lots of booze. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1099) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap! Poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a medium creamy brown head. Moderate sweet roasty boozy aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are maple syrup, brown sugar, fig, vanilla, mellow roast, roasted marshmallows, and earthy hops. Full bodied and warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
bottle thanks to springslicker - GREAT app and Palate - thick and chewy. definitely some dark fruits in the taste. great sipping stout. alcohol is noticeable but smooth.

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