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RATINGS: 2201   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle of 2012 Vintage. Dark brownish/black in appearance with light cappuccino foam. Aroma is booze-soaked dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, licorice and espresso. The taste opens up with lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and black cherry flavors followed by notes of charred oak, caramelized sugars, port wine and dates. Also a naturally aggressive bourbon-like alcohol presence throughout each sip. Somewhat of a thick, syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a hot, roasted finish. Overall, an ideal sipping beer for long winter nights.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (372) - - 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 (401) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (892) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
2004 bottle @ Alexs. 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 doesnt taste hot and I didnt detect any off flavors at all. Decadent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (984) - 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 (2315) - 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 (4301) - 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 (983) - 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 (1372) - 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 (3276) - 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]


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