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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1620) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Dark opaque brown with large mountainous rocky tan head. Dark baker’s chocolate pervades the nose with little in the way of other aromas. Slightly thin, making it all the more drinkable, this stout is full of chocolate, but not as sweet as you might expect. Nice cocoa afteraste. Well balanced and not over the top given the name of the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Very dark black with a thick brown inch of head on it. Sweet malty chocolate aroma, very light indeed. Extremely burnt sugar feel to it, didnt really pick up the chocolate at first, then it definetely tastes like dark dark chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Dark black with a thick light brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Smooth and creamy body. Flavor of dark chocolate really comes through.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2004
Large tan foamy head, very dark. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet milk chocolate followed by bitter dark chocolate. Soft and full palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
another one of my early beers that lead me down this track for better beer. Loved it at first, but bought too much at once and it quickly wore on me. very chocolaty, not quite as much as rogue, this one had a little better overall taste to it. lots of malt, barley, and sweetness in this brew which didnt hit the spot completely for me, but filled my better beer void for awhile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2004
A good sweet stout with a dominant roasted chocolate flavor. Light bodied and lacking complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
mmmmmmmm....chocolate. but there is more to the beer than that which is nice. an excellent chocolate stout

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2013) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2004
Poured very dark brown/black with foamy tan coloured head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste some alcohol, but dominated by chocolate and malts. Creamy on the palate, roasty and smooth,. Quite dry with a slightly bitter finish. Probably the best stout I have ever tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Good chocolate flavor, deep, dark, delicious. It did seem a bit bland, perhaps it needs more hops to balance the sweetness. I liked the bottled product better than the can. It seemed more robust.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 (on tap)Yeah,yeah, the geeks goes ape s’’t, but Ive had this so many times, I´m rating on pure memory. The wife loves it and it is a very nice beer. Allmost pitchblack, it damps with chocolatearomas, not the roasted, but milkchocolateflavours. No or very little bitternes, does tend to be acidic in the latter fase of a pint. Good for use in cakes, cooking BBC and then some more cakes. Also in øllebrød.


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