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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3388   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.
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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Bittersweet coffee, roasted barley, and dark chocolate flavors. Not a session beer by any means but i've since brewed my own chocolate porter so I'd say it left me with a good taste in my mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2003
nice fresh smell with just a hint of chocolate; almost black in color with a long-lasting tan head; definite taste of coffee, but I couldn't detect any chocolate; smooth, with a mildly bitter finish

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1898) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Ok bought in the wonderful Youngs 16.09 oz brown bottle..great simple purple label. Well this is one of the best looking beers when poured that I ahve seen so far..almost pitch black beer ( some faint mahogany hints when held to the light)..and a massive creamy coffee and creme colour head bee-U-tee-ful. After all that the aroma is rather subdued..some raosted malts.. but its a fresh aroma. MM lovelly tasting stout starts of with some sweet malts and then gets all creamy and finishes with some great milk chocolate ..wonderful sipper. Fantatsic feel on the tongue very smooth and creamy A most drinkable stout..very nice stuff indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Very smooth, delicious dessert brew. Goes great with fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
This is a very smooth, creamy, and heavy beer. The chocolate flavor is nearly as strong as the name would lead you to beleive. In my opinion the coffee flavor is much stronger. The head is rather thicks and long lasting. The aroma has a more prounounced chocolate smell then the taste. Overall a very good beer that I would reccomend to any stout lover.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Smooth and creamy. Not sure why they call this "Double Chocolate". It has a hint of chocolate (along with coffee and roasted malts) but the chocolate doesn't dominate (and that's a good thing). Smooth finish. It leaves a lingering, fruity finish on my tongue sort of like a bing cherry. This beer rocks! A better session stout than Guinness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
I have had this beer alot and I am finally going to rate it. Smooth. Like chocolate milk. For the price and the quality, this beer is among the best. Good aroma, great smooth taste, and can you say chocolate?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Poured a thick black with a tan lacing. Beautiful appearance. Could taste the roasted malts and a hint of sugar. Not my favorite but a good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 Dark pour,nice robust head.Nice chocolate smell,with hints of a wine smell.velvet mouthfeel.Not much of a chocolate Taste though,roasted coffee flavors.I didnt care for this beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 Big strong dark chocolate aroma. Dark opaque colour with a line of dense head. Complex swirl of chocolate and bitter roasted malts on the tongue. Thick, velvety, luxurious mouthfeel. It’s not much of a looker but this thick dark chocolatey treat will knock your socks off. Bottle. * *


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