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RATINGS: 2131   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).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear dark black color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy dark beer, raisin, prune, plum, moderate bourboun - alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20090517]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, trade with ygtbsm94. Pours black with a dense chocolate brown head. Alcohol and light roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty, solid roasted. Smoked into and before the finish. Wineous fruity note too. Clearly a complex brew. Quite sweet finish, with a mild smoke note.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
A pitch black beer with a small dark brown disappearing head. The aroma is of rope, tar, alcohol, and raisins. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of coffee and chocolate and hints of alcohol. It is very sweet - probably the 18% ABV, that does it. A wonderful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Black and opaque with a light brown head. Extremely powerful nose with lots of raisins and alcohol. Loads of roasted alcohol, lots of sweetness - as if the syrup floats down the walls of my glass. Extremely complex, extremely full-bodied. Like sipping Heaven. But only in small quantities please... 170705

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol. The flavour is dominated by dried fruits with notes of liquorice and dark chocolate. Alcoholic finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2005
Bottled, vintage 2003, 18,8% Opaque black, with no head whatsoever. Soft and pretty sweet smell (chocolate/toffee mix). Very "dense" taste of licorace and also a bit of chocolate. Even though the big alcohol%, I didn’t find any alcohol taste in this one, so the taste of alcohol is well-hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
Black. I mean black hole black. Vodka nose, but after that you forget that it is ridiculously strong. Tons of malt. Roasty and pappery flavour. Increadibly balanced. Hats off!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle. 2001. Thanks alot Alex (fiulijn) for sharing this bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a small fast disappearing tan head. Fruity vinous aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Thick sweet roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and molasses. Roasted sweet warming finish with lots of chocolate. Very sweet aftertaste. A nice imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
24th March 2008
Nose of malt and wet wood. Sweet creamy malt start with bags of malt depth. Port and brandy tones. Lightly bitter warming brandy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2012
2012-05-02, vintage 2004 (or 2005), 8 years old, 8-4-8-4-17=41
Black color. The head disappears quickly. Aroma of tar, caramel, roasted malt, roasted nuts; strong phenol and alcohol.
Strong dark caramel flavor, also one of the strongest phenolic beers I remember; tar, medium sweetness, Strong alcohol, liquorice, roasted nuts
Strong bitterness, but balanced in this powerful brew.
Very interesting classic example.

2007-02-10, vintage 2001 (with my deepest disappointment for buying it at New Beers Distributors as Vintage 2002); 5+ years old, 8-4-9-5-18=44
Black color; the head disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, glue, in equal proportion; young wood; dark chocolate with high percentage cocoa. Strong mouthfeel, it flows to the sides of the mouth like a superfluid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfluid); strong malt flavor, caramel, some molasses; it ends with a hint of rhubarb candies. It’s very sweet and the roasted malt doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors, extremely good!


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