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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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).

pdx77's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 On tap at Apex 11/4/12. Definitely one of the biggest beers I’ve ever had. I will be sipping all 6 oz. for a while. So complex it defies my attempts at deScription. Had again on draught at Bailey’s Taproom 5/26/14. Deep dark brown with some foamy dark tan head. Aroma is molasses, whiskey, rye, bourbon, and toffee. Taste is raspberry, dark chocolate, molasses, toffee, cherry, roasted malt, and several other flavors. Finishes like a fine after-dinner liqueur, with an amazing multidimensional aftertaste. I was sceptical of my earlier high rating, but it deserves it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (603) - HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2016
Tükörsima, hab nélküli főzet pokolfekete színben, amelynek csak a legfelső rétegén, a pohár falához legközelebb lévő pár milliméternyi gyűrűjén hatol át a fény. Érett, komplex aromákkal bír, valóban közeli rokonság jelei sejlenek fel valamely testes vörösborral illatai tekintetében. Quadrupelesen diós, tömött illatjegyek egy intenzív, fás-hordós karakterrel, valamint édeskés, szinte sziruposan édes gabonás hangulatokkal. A desszertszerű szálak tovább szövődnek aztán ízében is, konyakmeggy, zserbó, cukrozott kávé és rumos csokoládé képe rajzolódik ki monumentális jelleggel, a szerkezet azonban valahogy túlságosan is sima és már-már sterilbe hajló, annyira csendes a karakter. Az idő vélhetően megtette hatását, a palack ugyanis már nem mai darab, a komponensek így tökéletesen összeértek, egymásba forrtak, a letisztult és zavartalan környezetben pedig egyszerűen lehetetlen megállapítani, mennyire erős itallal van dolgunk, már ami az alkoholfok mértékét illeti, az ugyanis tökéletesen belesimul az egyébként is kiugrásmentes szerkezetbe. Sötét és gazdag, mély és intenzív főzet, pont olyan, amilyennek egy nagynevű imperial stoutnak lennie kell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroadestTom (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Aroma chocolate, alcohol, grapes, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall this beer tastes every bit of 18%. There is way too much alcohol in the taste for me. I got a 5oz. pour and that was more than enough for me. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (690) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle to taster, pours like moter oil, with a tan head. Arome is plums and chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, licorice, and a touch of heat, incredibly smooth for abv, thick chewy mouth feel, incredible!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (182) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is Chocolate and Malt. Taste is Chocolate, alcohol with a chocolate malt/bready finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Opaque black liquid with a reddish hue and minimal tan head. Aroma of port wine, raw sugar, toffee, sweet alcohol, light chocolate, licorice, light leather and dark fruit. Taste is medium to high sweet with notes of dried fruit, sweet alcohol, port wine and raw sugar. Full bodied with low carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (780) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
** Bouteille datant de 2014 ** Une mousse couleur moka généreuse mais furtive se bombe fičrement le torse sur un liquide noir d’une opacité sans équivoque. Au nez, des vapeurs d’éthanol enveloppent des arômes divins de mélasse, d’anis, de chocolat et de raisins secs. Un bouquet lourd et alléchant ŕ la fois. Tous les éléments olfactifs sont décuplés en bouche. Le taux d’alcool élevé avoisinant les 18% est bien senti et procure une chaleur réconfortante ŕ chaque gorgée. Ronde mais pas excessivement sucrée, les saveurs de chocolat, de fruits secs et rouges et de pâte d’amande me rappellent un bon porto. Ŕ boire ŕ petites lampées, dans votre pyjama favori et bien emmitouflé dans une couverture douillette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (398) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
2014 bottle. pours inky black, minimal brown head fades to nothing. Aromas of booze, chocolate, coffee, anise....char...more booze. taste is abrasive at times. Loaded with large amounts of sugar...chocolate dominates...and then booze. Fairly bitter. Raisins, dark fruits, coffee follow into the finish which has a fair amount of heat. given that it’s 18%, I am not surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Very big beer that has a distinct yeast taste with a good bit of roast and chocolate nib layers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4817) - 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.

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