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When was World Wide Stout brewed last?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by saxclar123, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. saxclar123

    saxclar123 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hey everybody, just wanted to get some info and input regarding wws. Does anyone know what year the last batch was brewed? I ask because i saw several on the shelves at my local bottle shop the other day for 7 bucks, and even though I don't have a burning desire to try it I figure for the money why not. Depending on what year it was brewed do you think its held up well just sitting on the shelf?
  2. imbibingmytime

    imbibingmytime Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    I have one from 2010. My understanding is that was the last batch. I could be mistaken.
  3. RC0032

    RC0032 Initiate (65) Mar 10, 2009 Illinois
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    I saw a 2012. The year is printed in green(ish) ink on the neck of the bottle.
  4. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    For $7, I'd pick one up for sure. It's usually $10-13 here.
  5. ncaudle

    ncaudle Defender (602) May 28, 2010 Virginia
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    I want to say January 2012...
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  6. EvilAsh

    EvilAsh Aspirant (294) Nov 5, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Yep, I have Jan 2012 bottles
  7. saxclar123

    saxclar123 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    ok cool, then I'll pick one up just for the hell of it. Esp for the price, this is the place that I picked up 3 bottles of FW 15 last week for 14 dollars which i thought was a steal
  8. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York


    Want want want the FW XV. So good. Were there any left? I'm driving by Philly March 8 and am ISO that beer, but that's a long time from now, of course.
  9. milo_leon

    milo_leon Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2012 New York

    I apologize for highjacking this thread. Rather not spam the forums.

    I recently bought two WWS and the bottle date on them was 2010 D. My first thought was D = 4th month (April) but it seems that D represent the batch number (A is 1st batch, B is 2nd, and so on). I am curious if anyone knew when batch D was brewed, would like to pinpoint a month so I can update my inventory accordingly and have a clear idea of how old it is.

    Also it seems it was out on the shelf in at room temp all this time- do you think two years of those conditions might have ruined or degraded the beer in any way? Would like to age, but am terrified it tastes horrible. X.X
  10. denali55421

    denali55421 Aspirant (255) Dec 30, 2010 Minnesota

    I would say if any beer could handle those conditions.. WWS is it
  11. saxclar123

    saxclar123 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Yeah that was my thinking as well, picked up two bottles yesterday, waiting for a excuse to share one with a friend.
  12. djs467

    djs467 Initiate (190) Mar 1, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    DFH head brewed WWS at the end of 2011. They decided at the end of 2011 not to brew it in 2012, so they split the 2011 batch into 2 parts. Half released in Dec2011 and the other in Jan2012.
    So if you see Dec2011 and Jan2012, they are they same batch, just bottled a month apart.
  13. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (646) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    hmmmmm....a case justnshowed up at my distributor. Would that be a year old now? I figured it was fresh. Not buying it either way but now curious.

    I saw a lot of it around xmas in north Jersey as well

  14. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    The last I have is late 2011 but they may have done some into Jan 2012 as well from that same time frame. I know they didn't do it late last year. And they are supposed to be doing it again late this year.
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