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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3543   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
Veeerry dark, nice tan colored head with lacing indicating each drink. Smooth roasty taste with chocolatey aroma. Went down very smoothly with the right amount of hop bite for a nice finish.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2004
Deep brown color with a slight off white firm head. The taste is mild with chocolate as the dominating taste. Nice rich full maltyness.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
baloohaley (1) - USA - MAY 15, 2004 does not count
This si a very smooth full body beer. I am looking to buy but am unable to find it in Virginia. Please let me tell me if you know where to find it in the Hamton Roads area. I am desperate to find

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Bottle. Poured a thick tannish head, Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Color is black with a slight ruby hue. Medium body, smooth finish. Taste of coffe and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2882) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Draft, Exchequer Pub, Chicago Loop. A great beer to find, and even better that they have a sign in their window to promote it. Though tapped by CO2, still had a nice pub pour with a cascading head. Tan foam starts off the very creamy taste & texture, and coats rather than laces the glass. A great smooth taste with a definite but not overpowering chocolate note in the swallow. Less harsh roast notes than a Guinness, with a nice hop note, too. Nice whiskey or peat smoke notes in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Dark ruby with creamy, frothy, caramel head that rose over the lip of the glass. I couldn’t hardly wait. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, typical. Coffee and chocolate flavors, mainly coffee. It was smooth but the flavor gave way relatively quickly. It was thin and watery. Not at all what I expected.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3463) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 After almost 600 ratings there is not much left to say. Pours dark, aroma and flavor is of course chocolate. A very silky mouthfull is what makes this a better than average stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Similar to the Oatmeal Stout, but even chewier and better. This is like drinking dessert, but I wouldn’t have more than one in a sitting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
bottle poured into tulip: poured a dark dark brown (close to black) with a thick tan head, which dissipated quickly. roasty smell and chocolate of course, but nothing that will blow you away. pretty mellow. tastes of chocalte but only a hint, not very up front. double chocolate? barely single chocolate. pretty smooth mouthfeel. pretty tastey, but not very impressed. if i want a chocolate stout i'd go for a rogue's.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Pours the way a beer should. nice chocolate taste that is complimented by a good overall stout. A nice beer.


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