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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3413   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 Dark stout with creamy head. Obvious chocolate taste, very little coffee. Whisky and roasted malts in the aroma. Very good! Peabody's in Boone, NC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Nearly black with ruby highlights and a large tan head. Very pleasing aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, sweet malt, vanilla and caramel. Medium watery/creamy body with a decent amount of carbonation. The flavor is not as nice as the aroma, but it doesn’t miss the mark by too much. It is filled with milk chocolate, vanilla, roast and a hint of coffee while walking a nice bittersweet line the entire way.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Nectar of the gods. Deep, dark, almost black body with a thick tan head. Rich, full fudge-like aroma. Taste evidences the claim to chocolate in the brewing. Delicious without being overly sweet or masking the beer flavor. Wonderful finish that tells you it was a great drink. Excellent, however, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is better. Why? It's from Brooklyn!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Very dark appearance poured from the tap with a big head. Sweet, roasted malt aroma. Velvety smooth taste with a bittersweet quality towards the end. Like having a malted milk with alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2003
It's pretty good unless you have had the Rogue chocoalte stout, which seems to balance its chocolate a little better. I liked the bitterness but wish there had been more of it to balance with the sweet chocolate.

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 (1917) - 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.


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