Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles and in nitrocans. Also Nitro Keg on Tap
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: Pale ale and crystal malt, chocolate malt, special blend of sugars, Fuggle and Goldings hops, real dark chocolate and chocolate essence.
Chocolate malt and real dark chocolate are combined with Young’s award winning rich, full flavoured dark beer to craft a satisfyingly indulgent, but never overly sweet experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (121) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2016
Gran stout, cremosa, tostada, dulce, con toques muy profundos de café y chocolate sobre todo este último en el aroma. Espuma persistente y muy agradable a la vista. En resumen repetiré sin dudarlo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alvaro78 (180) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 25, 2016
Chocolate y maltas tostadas en nariz Buen aspecto con espuma color beige persistente En boca torrefacto con final seco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maits (50) - ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
Color very dark brown. Also dark brown head, which is frothy and stays for long. Smokey, coffee beans aroma, very nice! Light body to drink. Starting with sweet taste, in the end it is little bit bitter. Coffee and chocolate taste. Good enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jultsu (580) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
BBE 12-10-16. Ulkonäkö tummanpunertavan ruskea, niukka olematon vaahto. Pieni palaneen aromi. Suutuntuma suklaisen kahvinen, makea, kuivahkon katkerahko. Hapokkaahko, raikkaahko. Ihan ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (84) - - APR 21, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours very dark ruby-brown, almost black with thick lasting tan head leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma is smoky with clear coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. At the second sniff some licorice and dark fruit notes creeping in. Taste is smoky and bitter-sweet with dark fruit, coffee and chocolate notes. Medium smoothbody with oily-watery texture, soft carbonation and subtle finish. Lovely stout!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (760) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 19, 2016
Tap. Black, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 18, 2016
Servido en una pinta nonic. APARIENCIA: de color negro, con destellos marrones a contraluz, corona de espuma color beige, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas, buena retención. AROMA: notas de chocolate semiamargo, café, granos tostados, muy discreta nota dulce. SABOR: de entrada las notas de chocolate semiamargo, café, granos tostados, tiene un gusto como “mineral” del agua con el que se hace; de esto le sigue una nota ácida, no llega a ser completamente agresiva pero si ligeramente astringente; al retrogusto queda un amargor moderado ligero, seco y no astringente SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero, carbonatación moderada ligera. RESUMEN: una cerveza buena dentro del estilo, sin embargo la acidez puede llegar a ser algo molesta.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
macviee (3) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
Good color. Foam sets quickly.Thin and watery in taste.Lacks body.No aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngunity (118) - - APR 17, 2016
From bottle. Poured a beautiful dark stout with rich tan head. Aroma of subtle coffee and chocolate. Drank with rich chocolate flavour; decent balance and a pleasure and easy to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodzislaw (199) - POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Kolor prawie czarny, pod światło rubinowe refleksy. Piana bezowa opadła z czasem tworząc średniej wielkości pęcherze. Z butelki ciemne słody z kwaskiem, czekoladą i chmielami w tle. Podobnie po przelaniu do szkła: słody palone i ciemne w nucie kawy, czekolady i lekko – ziołowy (korzenny) chmiel. W smaku ciemne i palone słody z czekoladą i deserową czekoladą w roli głównej. Goryczka w nucie herbaciano-ziołowej odczuwalna w kolejnych łykach. Wysycenie średnie podbija goryczkę, która z lekka osiada na języku i podniebieniu. Alkohol niemal niewyczuwalny. Dobre, angielskie piwo (ciemne).

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