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RATINGS: 2179   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).


coldmeat23's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
VINTAGE: 2007 This is black. No light penetration, at all. Pours like motor oil. Thick and viscous. Beautiful. Two-finger head of chocolate colored foam that leaves a thin film. Excellent, even a bit oily, lacing. Pure, unadulterated, friggin’ malt bomb. Huge malty notes with caramel, toffee, coffee and dark chocolate shining through. Underneath, there are loads of very ripe dark fruits. Brown sugar and maple syrup. Big roasted notes. Booziness. What happened to that 18%ABV? Where is it? Wow, this is much smoother than expected. Freakin’ huge sweet roasted malts attack your pallette, in the most beautiful way. Dark chocolate and vanilla mixed with caramelized brown sugar. Red and black cherries. Plums and figs. Hints of bananas and pineapple. Hints of roasted nuts. Remeniscent of a very fine Port wine. Only better. Mouthfeel is big and oily, like I like it to be. Sadly, it lacks the creaminess that I think belongs here. Only a very slight amount of carbonation is here and I think that detracts from the overall experience. Although this is 18%ABV, it’s so well hidden that I would love to drink these, one right after another. I totally think that you could, too. This is a tasty flippin’ brew. The only thing to worry about is standing up after three or four or twelve of these.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4183) - 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 (2093) - 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 (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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2287) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - 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 (1087) - 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 (1084) - , 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 (3299) - 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 (904) - 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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