overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2238   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1671) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 Tap at Barcade, 24th Street, NYC (12/21/16 originally). Pours black, tan head. Aroma is lemon lime, what? Booze and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, lime, booze, sooo much heat. It?s sooo hot. Good. Lemon lime booze and heat. Revisited on tap (probably 2016 vintage) at CK Diggs, Mi. Pours black, thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and tons of booze. Flavor is booze, chocolate, roasted malt, some lemon lime sorta quality. Just feels like they took an imperial stout and dumped liquor into it. Boozy burn. Should not be had fresh. Nauseatingly boozy.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Msdrbeat (733) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap st DFH. Really boozy up front with dark lacing. Smooth and really boozy. Really nice mouthfeel. 4.5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours a near black with a tan head. Roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, funk, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, molasses, graham cracker, nut and booze aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation with a cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit and booze finish. 2016 on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (1826) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Black pour. Big aroma of chocolate, blackberry, raisin and plum. Taste folllows, hugely of blackberry. Wow!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (524) - - DEC 10, 2016
Aromas of cherry, leather, pipe tobacco, and nail polish remover. Taste is chocolate, cherry, pipe tobacco, caramel, resin, and lots of alcohol. Cant wait to see how it tastes after a few years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (2072) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Sample at brewery. Very dark with tan head. Chocolate, dark fruits, earthy vegetation. Very sweet and syrupy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3753) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Shared bottle at kermis courtesy of RandomStrangerNL. Dark brown with thin cream head. Big roasted chocolate malts, big boozy, maple syrup, dried dark fruits. Big sweet, light bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Nutty chocolatey finish with boozy pucker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours black with just a ring of head. Aroma is very boozy but also nutty, spicy, roasted sweet malts, chocolate, raisins. Taste is very sweet, roasty and boozy. Full body, low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (505) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottled. Pours black. The aroma is malty roasty. The palate is thick full body. The taste is huge. Big chocolate nutty taste. Malty sweet with a bitter backbone I feel. Toasty Caramel. Awesome beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demannu (461) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Fabulous beer. Big and bold. Roasty aroma with chocolate, some dark fruit, and booze. Flavor is complex and extremely satisfying with roasted malt, raisin, some chocolate, and booze. Big full body. Very well crafted.


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