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RATINGS: 2237   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 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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tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Sample at brewery. Very dark with tan head. Chocolate, dark fruits, earthy vegetation. Very sweet and syrupy.

sjogro (4172) - 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.

Svartvit (574) - 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.

Ahuth (591) - 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.

demannu (451) - 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.

tsd08460 (1169) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: roasty, licorice, dark fruits, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Outstanding

fiery_1 (1127) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
2004 bottle @ Alex’s. Nose is a ton of malts and a hint of soy. Flavour is yum yum smooth here, which gives it some serious chocolate and raisin flavor, but it is really expertly brewed and the malt doesn’t taste hot and I didn’t detect any off flavors at all. Decadent.

beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
Tasting at Alex’s. 12 fl oz bottles (thx, Alex!). Vintage 2004. Aroma is sweet, liquorice, leather, dark fruits. Taste is pretty the same, very complex. Amazing.

dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
What a beautiful beer. Very strong, very port like, sweetness and bitterness. Very longlastting.

MarcoDL (4964) - 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.

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