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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Pours dark almost black, with a brown head that produces some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is mostly milk chocolate, with hints of roasted malt and finishes with enough bitterness to balance the chocolately goodness. Mouth is creamy like a glass of chocolate milk. I’m coo coo for cocoa puffs!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Mmmmmmm, yummy. Rich, roast chocolate malt flavor. Very smooth and creamy. If the abv was a wee bit higher I’d list this near the top of my favorite stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2790) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Pours beautifully dark with a bit of a head on it. Has a wonderful roasted scent, with hints of chocolate. Really smooth down the throat. Really awesome flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Chocolate color...chocolate and hop aroma...chocolate taste...feels like melted chocolate in your mouth...finishes a little bitter...too sweet for me but a very interesting complex one...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2004
pitch body. awesome choclate smell and taste. malty taste. creamy palate. chocolate and rosted coffee. great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Tapped pour. Great stuff! If you miss Valentine’s feed your girl the foaming head to more than satisfy her chocolate craving. You’ll turn her into a stout lover too. Deep dark luscious color, flavorful crystal and chocolate malts, hearty, very smooth and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Bottle into wine glass. As I was drinking with non-beer afficionados, I picked out this one thinking that no one doesn’t like chocolate. It was definitely a crowd pleaser (actually, a pair pleaser, as I only with two friends.) Poured dark black-brown, brown head was nicely sized. Smell forbode the dark chocolate flavors, also picked up some coffee in the malt. The taste wasn’t as overpoweringly sweet as I expected, with the chocolate tasting like baking cocoa. Somewhat dry. There was a faint underlying layer of dry dark fruits which gave it nice complexity. Finish was nice too. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Pours black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is malt and dark chocolate with a lasting bittersweet aftertaste that is pleasant. Nice mouthfeel. The chocolate flavor is just overpowering for me being a non chocolate lover, although this is a wonderful brew with lots of great flavors mixing together.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Very good sweet stout. Very appealing bottle and name. Not as chocolate tasting as the Rogue Chocolate Stout, but very close. Good coffee, roasted chocolate aroma. Pitch black appearance with a decent light tan head. Flavor is like dark chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol finish. Good aftertaste of roasted chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2004
An awesome beer, first porter I tried that had a milk chocolate flavor. Great dark black body, long lasting head, creamy texture and taste, and nice milk chocolate/coffee flavor with a slightly bitter finish.


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