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RATINGS: 2179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


DonKi11uminati's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2010
This is an exceptional beer, well worth a try if you’re lucky enough to find one. It pours dark, thick and oily from the bottle. The aroma is warm, mysterious and inviting. The aroma and flavor are full of dark fruit, brandy, bourbon and roasted, sweet malt. It’s very complex and intense, yet elegant. The high ABV makes it a solid, warming brew that’s perfect for a cold night. This beer reminds me a lot of the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, also an excellent beer and certainly worth a try if you enjoy the World Wide Stout.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4084) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1951) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2241) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1060) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1075) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
(Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter. Bottled 2013. Totally black colour on the body, one finger of dark beige head, tthick and creamy, with very good retention. Medium lacing left on the glass. Aroma has alcohol, soy sauce, light vanilla, prunes, dark fruits.The alcohol overpowers everything though. Taste has lots of alcohol, sweet and boozy, port wine, molasses, prunes, dates,roasted matls on the finish, ash. Medium thick body, good carbonation, warming feeling on the body from all the alcohol. Good, needs another couple years probably.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
This one is a bit boozy. Brew was aprx 15 months old. Very tasty bourbony brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eachnotesecure (84) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2010 bottle. Pours black as night with little to no head. Carbonation is fine though, and it tastes just like it should, super smooth. Plenty of black liquorice, caramel, chocolate and raisin. At 18%, it’s crazy how the booze are totally a non-factor, until you reach the end of the glass.


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