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RATINGS: 2235   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 worlds 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1593) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Almost black,with a tan head that stayed until the end. Huge malty and sugary aroma. Flavor is complex, with the sweetness balanced out by thae alcohol bite and earthy bitter chocolate. Palate is a little thin for an IS, but the finish is smoother than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
Aroma of fruits, raisin, hint of coffee and varnish which is probably the loads of alcohol but not annoying. Black, small - almost none - brown head, few lace, oily. Very sweet, fruits, wine-like, hint of coffee, burning and sticky feeling. Completely overdone if you ask me. What are they trying to prove? That they can make a lot of alcohol? So start a distillery! Its only for the complexity that I give this beer this high rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
I was expecting some mutant version of Expidition Stout but met a surprisingly thin, fruity, hoppy stout. Very wine-like. Chocolate and roasted malt not so strong as expected. Overall very interesting and a great achievement. And to all the guys here who somehow cant finish a bottle, I say stop being a sissy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Poured a dark black with a smaller brown head. Aromas and tastes of brown sugar, caramel, malts, molasses, chocolate, and light alcohol. Stronger alcohol in the taste than the smell (but not 18%). Sweet finish. Nice after dinner sipping beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Black with a dark brown color & a surprising amount of lacing. The aroma is very rich with lots of plum, pine, spices (nutmet, brown sugar) & smooth creamy alcohol. The flavor is tarry with smoke & alcohol; vanilla. Lots of subtle complexities, very light alcohol compared to the 23% version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Dark brown, almost black with no head and oily lace. Aroma of cinnamon, figs, roast and caramel malts, molasses, chocolate and mild alcohol. Big roast flavors with some chocolate and smoke. Coffee and bitter hops. Small vinous qualities. Spicy. Thick and chewy. Bitter and tangy. Finishes out with chocolate and alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (4320) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Bottle 2003 Pours very dark black, with a tan head that is not particularly impressive. Settles to a thin rig and leaves very fine thin lacing. Aroma is intoxicating. Strong presence of purple grapes. Smells more like a Bordeaux than a beer. A little smokey and of prunes as well. Flavors are terrific. Again mostly grapes, and pitted fruit. ABV is hidden well. The classic stout characteristics are here. Smokey, charcoal but not as prominant as others in the style. Feel is heavy slick and smooth. Rico...suave' ! Carbonation is just right. Trailer is a nice sweet slightly bitter smokey taste. Overall is a 17 just cause its $10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Molasses aroma. Dark beer. Light creamy light brown head. Espresso coffee aroma seeps past the molasses. Acohol only comes out in the finish. Finish is smooth and at the same time sharp and brittle. Flavour is coffee and chocolate. The body thick and smooth. Slightly dry but leaves a sugar coated mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Just a monster of a brew. Gotta enjoy this one in a brandy snifter as an after dinner drink. Very much like a tasty port wine. Rich espresso, dark chocolate, fig, raisin aroma which is all amplified by the high alcohol content. Very full and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor mimics the aromas well with some faint acidity. Alcohol is warming but not overwhelming. A great brew for in front of the fireplace. Itll take you awhile to finish one off. $7.99/bottle here in NE FL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2004
This beer is pretty strong so you may want to drop a shot of Jack in it to water it down. I am such a man for drinking this beer. It is so manly. My voice dropped 2 octives just LOOKING at the World Wide Stout. It knocked my head off. I had this beer twice and split the bottle both times, and I dont even know if I could handle a whole bottle by myself. Sorry for cutting this short but I must now go prey upon small woodland animals in order to sublimate my primal hunting instinct which was brought out by this stout.

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