Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novedyarg (55) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown, almost black, shows a slight amber color at the bottom of the glass when held directly under the light. Chocolate rasperry truffle aroma, more fruity than chocolatey. Very smooth and rich creamy texture with a nice sweet finish. Chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate... and roasted malt flavors, excellent blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Vinous aroma of port and chocolate with notes of raspberry. Rich creamy mouthfeel. No roasted flavors to distract from sweetness, this stout is the real deal. Bittersweet finish, slightly dry. Chocolate beyond belief, no subtle hints. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
a rich creamy taste with a light chocolate taste but i prefer in bottle the can version is too smooth and not enough taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 19, 2005
Nice nutty, chocolate aroma, with almost a hint of coffee. Very dark pour, but not syrupy at all. Not too sweet, in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Everyone has a "safe" beer. One that you always can go to when you need a good brew. This is mine. Such good flavor. Has a rich chocolate aroma, but not too overpowering on the palate. The head is nice and fluffy and stays with you the whole time. The finish is dry and bitter..soo nice. Always a hit! PUB CAN ONLY!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Very sweet, and thick. I guess that is what is to be expected, but I can’t see myself grabbing another 4 pack, just too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 bottle 500ml. pours a dark brown almost black beer, with a biege head. aroma: nuts, caramel, chocolat, vanilla. taste: malt, coffee, toffee,licorice, bit chocolat, bit bitter, sweet. finish is strange: thin but with a long taste in the mouth, bitter, chocolat, licorice, celery?, sweet, bitter, bit sourish. don’t drink this too cold! nice.... rerate: nitro cans are even better, nice creamy head. (extra: 1pnt-appearance, 1pnt-overall)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours nice and jet-black with a stable head. Vanilla aroma. To me the flavor has more weak coffee and vanilla than chocolate, which only reveals in the finish. A bit thin but quite creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
I got the bottle at HalfTime. There is definately a chocolate tone to this moderately roasty tasting stout. I think most of it lies in the finish. But there is nothing that seems to stand out in my mind and on my taste buds. Its pleasant to drink but not provocative. Over-rated IMHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with big light tan head. Nose is pure chocolate, milk and dark. Taste is malty, chocolate, and a little too thin.

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