ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very smooth and sublte. The aroma actually kicked back a smell of bubble gum intially to me. The Beer has a similar appearance to Guinness with a slight kick of chocolate.
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice chocolate aroma and instant strong taste when first sipped. Beer itself is a little thin for the style, but the lingering aftertaste is nice. Overall, having not enjoyed too many chocolate stouts, this one just about gets in right.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Very chocolatey smell with a beautiful black colour. The flavour though is dominated by chocolate, almost to the point of making you forget it is a beer. It is reminiscent of the bottom of a mug of hot chocolate where it hasn’t been stirred properly. Nowhere near stouty enough and not a patch on Brooklyn BC Stout. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.4
mobilecow (14) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark blackish coloured stout with a cafe-au-lait head. The "double chocolate" is most evident and using dark chocolate adds depth without unnecessary sweetness. The overall effect is a smooth and full bodied product with a buttery smoothness and nutty (slightly bitter) finish. The after-taste was slightly disappointing but the after-after-taste of lingering chocolate satisfaction more than made up for it.
Mephistefales (47) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 One of the better beers I’ve ever consumed. I like it almost as much as Young’s Oatmeal Stout.
UPDATE: Quality control seems to be an issue, as I’ve had some great ones and some weaker, acidic ones.
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Young's Double Chocolate Stout pours a dark black, with a brown thick head. You immediately know what they mean by "double", as the scent of chocolate is overwhelming! I am impressed though, with the balance this beer has. Though being quite full-bodied, it is still very drinkable. In addition to the chocolate, I was able to detect hints of banana aroma. The taste can be described as a buttery chocolate. Very smooth and mild taste. Definitely high on my list. Young's makes great product.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I might have to rerate it someday... because I drank this beer while camping, and it just didn't go well with the atmosphere and such. I didn't even finish the bottle.... I do have to give credit to its appearance and aroma.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, big beige head. The aroma is coffee like, strongly reminiscent of mocha-coffee. The flavour is sweet, chocolate is interesting. Even though I thought it was a little much, it was pleasant. Full-bodied, medium-low carbonation. Bottle.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light watery aroma, a touch of dusty hops perhaps. Sweet malt, no touch of roast, with an even sweeter finish. A bit artificial tasting. Its not cloying, just a bit artificial tasting. This one's not for me.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate cke in a bottle? Yep! Not overly sweet, but very rich. One of these after dinner is a real treat.