Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Pours a nice black with a tall tan head. I think this brew is better out of the pub can, but that may just be me, i wish i could try it on nitro tap. Tons of chocolate and a nice bitterness toward the end for balance. Very smooth and creamy and extremely rich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
Almost balck color, heavy sweet chocolat aroma and taste, full body, long sweet light dry finish. Like it alot, but to much chocolat for my taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Poured so dark I can’t even see through it when holding it to a light. Typical head from one of the cans with a nitrogen plug. Smooth chocolate stout. The chocolate is silky, almost like metled dark chocolate icecream. Flavor stays on the tongue and finishes dry. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 April 16th 2006 Re-rate <P> Widget can. Sweet chocolate malt aroma is low key, but pleasing. Deep black with a firm, lasting two finger thick creamy tan head. Fore is mildly roasty with some bitter burnt notes and sweet cocoa. Feel is quite creamy, but to my evolved palate the beer itself is pretty damn one dimensional. still tasty and something I’d order, but not the beauty I remembered. <P> From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. I’m starting to think I rate too easy, but this is yet another near perfect beer. I can’t think of anything disagreeable about this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
This is a great, great chocolate stout, smacks of very rich dark chocolate, and the flavors hold all the way through. If you see this one on the shelf, buy it and drink it. You won’t be disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Black with a tan head. Quite simply this is a watered down version of the Rogue Chocolate Stout. The chocolate taste is not as strong, and the aftertaste is not as bitter. I like to think of this as the poorman’s rogue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Probably one of the best beers (regardless of style) you can get from a can. The same goes for its Oatmeal Stout brother. Pours very dark (nearly black) with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is primarily a sweet chocolate also accompanied by a faint roasted malt. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Predominately a mild chocolate flavor that is joined by just a hint of roasted malt in the aftertaste. An enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Very nice beer. Poured from a can, it had a noticeable degree of artificial head, which it retained throughout the session. Nice chocolaty notes and roasted malt flavor, reminded me of coffee. Very balanced beer, which is nice in a chocolate stout, not too bitter. Will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Can. Pours a dark brown, with a medium light brown head. The chocolate aroma is immediately obvious. This translates into a chocolatey flavour for the first couple of swallows. After this a roasty flavour takes over, and a more traditional stout is seen. Slightly one dimensional after the chocolate flavour fades. This is probably due to the canning. Will re-rate on draught or bottle at very least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Pours dark almost black, with a brown head that produces some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is mostly milk chocolate, with hints of roasted malt and finishes with enough bitterness to balance the chocolately goodness. Mouth is creamy like a glass of chocolate milk. I’m coo coo for cocoa puffs!!

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