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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3448   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mobilecow (14) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mephistefales (47) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 14, 2004
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2004
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Chocolate cke in a bottle? Yep! Not overly sweet, but very rich. One of these after dinner is a real treat.


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