Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Rich creamy chocolate aroma. Dark black colour with excellent head. Like drinking a chocolate bar. Heavy body with very low carbonation. Warm and creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beezzting (17) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 21, 2014
Strong dark chocolate and coffee aroma with bitter aftertaste. Smooth and thick. Lovely...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Craftman31 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Nice dark color,lovely smell Nice caramel head,very smooth tasting with chocolate and coffee flavors,sweet palate,one of my favorites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkfoxy (1) - CANADA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Made the mistake of starting with an imperial stout, then a bourbon barrel stout , now this double chocolate. Disappointed expected more smoothness and sweetness. But then again started with the best, should have started with this stout. Not bad but wouldn’t go out of my way for it. Too bitter and acid on my palate. finish is ok, but looking for that smooth velvety chocolate sweeter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bahumat (106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Aroma: 5/10. Basic malt and some hops. -- Appearance: 5/5, pours a beautiful black with a tan-brown head that lingers a little while. -- Taste: 7/10. Intense cocoa and chocolate, but mostly cocoa, with some malt. Not much layers to this one. -- Palate: 4/5. Decent mouthfeel. Somewhat astringent. Very dry, like Guiness. -- Overall: 14/20. Not a bad beer, but not a great one. A focus on cocoa rather ignores the underlying weakness of the body and taste of the beer. It’s like Guiness with more cocoa. Not particularly impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours black with creamy white head. Chocolate aroma and flavor. Malty. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marstonlad (411) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Pours nearly black with a big, frothy head. The aroma has plenty of roasty maltiness with notes of chocolate, nuts and bisquit. Taste is medium sweet, light roasty and very much influenced by chocolate. Dark chocolate dominates the flavours; only a hint of other malty nuances appear. Light hoppiness, light bitterness in the finish. The medium-bodied palate is velvety smooth with a low carbonation. A bit one-dimensional; too sweet and too much chocolate and not enough roastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trotwood (25) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Very enjoyable stout. Intensive dark chocolate aroma with a hint of dessert coffee. Head is not very persistent. Light sweetness, medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (268) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. Home with Pawel. A dark brown beer with a medium white-off creamy head. Medium persistence. Aroma of caramel, roasty, earthy, heath, coffee (?). Medium bitter, light sweet. Medium body and texture. Average to soft carbonation. Bitter finish. Overall, a good stout to share with a friend. Nice aroma. I wouldn’t say chocolate aroma is obvious...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Cocoa 3-finger head, black body. Aroma; chocolate indeed, spices, dark malts. Taste; chocolate, mocca, coffee. Creamy smooth flourish. Lingering chocolate finish. Easy to enjoy this stout. [50cl spc btl, abv5.2%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

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