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RATINGS: 2127   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).


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown/black with an average sized light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.The aroma started with a strong alcohol scent, then of burnt dark bread malts, a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and dried friut (Plums I think). It tasted strong of alcohol and had a sweet-wine characteristic in the beginning then matured to a sweet-bitter flavor with hints of coffee and molasses with a touch of chocolate at the finish. Mouthfeel was medium to full in body and creamy yet oily in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice stuout but a little to much of an alcohol tinge for me.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerVal (6) - - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
Pours very black. Dark coffee aroma. Tastes like roasty coffee with a nice alcohol warmth on the finish. Despite the alcohol taste, I’m still surprised that this is 18%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1724) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
A fine stout which drinks like a sherry thanks to the high alcohol content. Pours black minimal tan head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries. Nice and chewy. Vinous flavors wrapped in chocolate with a hot finish. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap @ The Yard. Pours inky coal black with thin mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty malt with huge notes of sweet molasses, port, rum, candi sugar, soy sauce, and big dark fruits - plums, raisins. Taste is likewise: thick syrupy malt, big dark chocolate malt, raisins, port, molasses, and brown sugar. Truly huge beer, with plenty of complexity to match the big abv. Very impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a deep reddish brown, lots of tan head. Aroma boozy, raisins, cognac. Body bites, prunes, apricots, candi sugar. Woof, yes. Relatively smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
355 mL botle. 2010 vintage. You’d think this one would age better. Alcohol sharpness is gone, but so are any subtleties this beer may have once had. Except the soya sauce. It is still large, but it’s not particularly interesting. Will have to re-rate with a fresher bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (925) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. The aroma is dark fruit, sweet and boozy. The taste has a lot of plum in it, a nice sweetness to it. Has a lot of characteristics of an olde ale to me. Very solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours an opaque black, smells of dark fruit and alcohol. Very warming in the back end with a dark fruit/caramel front.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours an oily jet black in a snifter at home. Shared with Edgar. Small mocha head that didn’t last long. Strong aroma of coffee, cocoa nibs, and dark chocolates. Heavy malt presence. The taste is super dark chocolate, coffee bean, slight vanilla, booze and more booze. It had a little metallic taste to it and for some reason didn’t seem to balance well for me. Finish is booze and coffee. Medium to full body, mild carb. Not really for me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 24, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts and some alcohol. Taste is amazing with large sweetness followed my medium bitterness accompanied by warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a deep dark opaque brown with w thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma has a heavy booze and oak hint. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, and booze.


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