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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
Tasting at Alexs. 12 fl oz bottles (thx, Alex!). Vintage 2004. Aroma is sweet, liquorice, leather, dark fruits. Taste is pretty the same, very complex. Amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2336) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
What a beautiful beer. Very strong, very port like, sweetness and bitterness. Very longlastting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4390) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Dark pour. Aroma of red fruit, subtle booze, port wine and some roast. Rich smooth taste of red fruit, warming booze, malt, subtle roast and a long finish. This is like a port wine beer. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (1062) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
2013 bottle. An extreme beer thats big in just about every way. At 18%, its something you pretty much have to share with a friend, even in a 12oz bottle. Theres an absolute ton of malt here, which gives it some serious chocolate and raisin flavor, but it is really expertly brewed and the malt doesnt taste hot and I didnt detect any off flavors at all. Decadent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
[2013] 12oz bottle. Pitch black with a thin foamy tan head. Flavors are roasted cereals, caramel, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, licorice, alcohol and dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, syrupy texture. Surprisingly drinkable considering the ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille 18% abv (2004?). Nez de malt rti, de chocolat noir, de mlasse, dalcool liquoreux, lgrement fruit assez bois (prunes, lger de raisins, notes de figues) avec des notes fumes, de sucre brun, de rglisse noire, de caf et de vanille. Trs ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-bas et une texture crmeuse et liquoreuse. Got fruit bois (prunes, raisins, lger de figues, notes de cerises), de vanille avec des notes de rglisse noire lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un got amer de malt rti, de chocolat noir et de mlasse sucre (lger de caramel toffee sucr et notes de sucre brun) paralllement un got dalcool moyen-fort trs liquoreux et rchauffant ( la limite du brlant) ainsi quun lger got de caf noir et de houblon herbeux et le tout sur un fond de notes de malt fum. Arrire-got long, amer dalcool, de rti, de chocolat, de caf et de houblon avec un got fruit (mot de raisins et de prunes). [notes 2006]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6433) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, roast. Tastes of dark chocolate, booze, roast, more booze. Full body with a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (750) - HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2016
Tkrsima, hab nlkli főzet pokolfekete sznben, amelynek csak a legfelső rtegn, a pohr falhoz legkzelebb lvő pr millimternyi gyűrűjn hatol t a fny. rett, komplex aromkkal br, valban kzeli rokonsg jelei sejlenek fel valamely testes vrsborral illatai tekintetben. Quadrupelesen dis, tmtt illatjegyek egy intenzv, fs-hords karakterrel, valamint desks, szinte sziruposan des gabons hangulatokkal. A desszertszerű szlak tovbb szvődnek aztn zben is, konyakmeggy, zserb, cukrozott kv s rumos csokold kpe rajzoldik ki monumentlis jelleggel, a szerkezet azonban valahogy tlsgosan is sima s mr-mr sterilbe hajl, annyira csendes a karakter. Az idő vlhetően megtette hatst, a palack ugyanis mr nem mai darab, a komponensek gy tkletesen sszertek, egymsba forrtak, a letisztult s zavartalan krnyezetben pedig egyszerűen lehetetlen megllaptani, mennyire erős itallal van dolgunk, mr ami az alkoholfok mrtkt illeti, az ugyanis tkletesen belesimul az egybknt is kiugrsmentes szerkezetbe. Stt s gazdag, mly s intenzv főzet, pont olyan, amilyennek egy nagynevű imperial stoutnak lennie kell.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroadestTom (409) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (697) - 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!


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