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RATINGS: 2226   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2914) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Alcohol and rasin, red-winey aroma. Deep opaque black color with nice tan head. Sweet candi syrup with roasty and light hop notes. Nice belgian yeast dry fruits and warming finish as well.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6299) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Tap at Dogfish Head, Milton. Colour is very dark brown with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dark chocolate, coffee, some bourbon and roasted malts. Massive. Strong malts. Pretty dry.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopper8 (81) - Holland, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
There doesnt seem to be any flavor but booze, and the booze isnt even complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (2004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Maakuns. Dark caramel pour with a thin tan head. Notes of bourbon, burnt caramel, toasted coconut and quite a bit of dried fruit. Medium body and carbonation and a strong alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle shared by me. Black with small beige head. 2012 vintage. Plums, raisins, figs, burning alcohol, some dark chocolate, dried dates, brown sugar, light spices. Quite sweet with alacolic bitterness. Over medium bodied. Nice beer but too much alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (468) - Darien, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Taste: Bold dark malts, dark fruit raisins, molasses, sticky, intense, boozy, some hop hidden in finish. Deep roasted malt and coffee nose. Black, opaque, and a very refined head with nice lattice. Med/Full body. Big alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4372) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2017
4 Jan 2017, tap. (16.4%) Black. Nose is rather burnt, meaty, moderate alcohol. Ned/full body and mildly fizzy. Messy, lots of alcohol, cherry, chocolate, alcohol. Huge, intense. Awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (1088) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Pours black from a bottle, nearly no head, what little there is is not long lasting. Aroma of cherry cordial that hasnt been bitten into yet. Flavor, Im picking up on apple, notes of bubblegum, molasses, a big mishmash but its pretty good. Boozy but not burny. Pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (251) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Sweet fruit and cocoa nose,a hint of booze. Black with minimal head almost no lacing. Sweet chocolate and a hint of cocaou and a slight booze warmth in finish. Off ceder hit occasionally. A bit of an alcohol build that ruins an otherwise good beer. Nice palate, if a little thin.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (505) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Aroma of pitted fruit, roasted malt, burnt sugar, hint of caramel. Moderately sweet, but countered, by warm alcohol booziness. Moderately bitter, but countered by the maltiness. Rich flavor. Medium to full body. Not quite as chewy as Id expect. Deceptive with how strong ABV it is. Warm, smooth finish. This is a great quality brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (566) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 On tap at Bru City. Pours a dark black with a thin khaki head. The aroma is vanilla, dark cherries, very dark roasted malts, bourbon barrel aged wood, and alcohol. The flavor is a great mixture of a bourbon barrel aged wood and vanilla. The alcohol is noticeable but masked quite well for the abv. This is definetly a sipper but quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy.


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