Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
where is the double chocolate. there doesnt seem to be much going on here. smell is malty with slight chocolate. taste is chocolate but not nearly as strong a the name would suggest. mouth feel is smooth at first then dry. good but not great. supprised it ranked this high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1328) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark brown in colour with a small head,aroma is of dairy milk and malt,taste is of fizzy bitter chocolate with some coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2005 [bottle from peckhams] aroma is predominantly chocolate with a little caramel. decent body and a dry chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 22, 2005
i might be drinking this beer too cold, but the aroma is mild. the taste is ok, w/ a hint of chocolate at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2005
I had it in nitro keg--I think. Well it was pretty smooth in that nitrogeny way. It reminded me of this milk stout I had recently. Is Youngs a milk stout? Anyway, it has good chocolate taste without being too sweet, which I was afraid of. Not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Wow. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel like, with some chocolate character as well. Taste is extremely smooth. Flavor is reminiscent of a chocolate liqueur. An incredible bottle. This beer would go perfectly with a good brownie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle, many time. Deep chocolate, approachable stout. One of the better Young’s bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised. Dark black with ruby hue, tan head. Vinous malty sweetish beer with roasted barley and a chicory note. Bitter throughout but still enjoyable. Good bottled beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
A chocolate milk aroma with some roast malt. Thin head and dark brown color. Flavor is extremely sweet and boasts milk chocolate with bitter notes and toasty malt. Mouth feel is carbonated and fizzy with a small caffeine taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2005
15 oz can, cool. Despite a loud whoosh when I opened the can this one did not have as much carbonation as I imagined. Consequently not a very large head. Also it lacked the creaminess on the top that I expected. Still this is a good tasting stout that is dark in color and very much like coffee and toast. There is a hint of chocolate to this one but not enough in my opinion. The aroma on the other hand is loaded with a chocolate smell along with toasted malt. Hops well balanced. A must try.

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