Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (392) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Dry mid to low carbonation. Cool light body with silky chocolate, nut, and roasted malts. Surprisingly light but with a nice balanced flavor. The chocolate is obvs there but not overpronounced. I prefer heavier bolder stouts, but this one is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1854) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma: In the smell we have some dried sweet fruits, bitter cocoa and coffee beans, and some burnt bread aromas. A musky aroma like old peas.
Appearance: The beer is dark, very dark, brown, a beige head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: The smell has dry sweet fruits, figs and dates, burnt malt, overdone toast, smoke aroma like an old burnt tree plate, dry bitter notes as a finish.
Palate: Low carbonation, a very dry finish.
Overall: Almost a bit too dry, need some smoothing dessert to come to full right.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-08-03.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Drank this several times. The key is to get a bottle that isn’t a shelf turd. I have had some wonderful experiences and some metallic/stale ones as well. If you get it proper, this beer is great. Check your bottle date and stored conditions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are super rich chocolate, very good sweet beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
Mökt brun öl med ett stort ljusbrunt skum. I början, när ölen är kall framträder framförallt lättare rostade toner. Men när ölen värms upp kommer det fram en stor chokladdoft med dragning åt mjölkchoklad. Gällande smaken är det nästan tvärtom. I början choklad medans de rostade tonerna kommer fram mer på slutet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (517) - - JUN 28, 2015
Tall, brown, stiff and lasting head, deep copper. Intense, complex nose. Medium body and flavor, well carbonated, smooth texturec crisp mouthfeel, avg length. High acidity, moderate bitterness, off dry. Roast flavors, chocolate, yeasty. Interesting but rather dry and lean, not my favorite style of stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (484) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2015
Coloração preta,opaca,creme marrom alto,volumoso,duradouro com formação de bolhas pequenas;no aroma torrefação,chocolate amargo e lúpulo;sabor segue aroma,suave e equilibrado, ,boa drinkability ,corpo médio,bom conjunto.Para os como eu gostam do estilo(Stout)é uma boa pedida

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Austin_Ripper (60) - Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Deep dark color, creamy tan head. Smells like chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Taste is mostly sweet with a bit of a bitter bite at the end of it. Very good beer that doesn’t cost you your right arm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (885) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep brown with tan head. Smells like rich milk chocolate. Maybe a little dark fruit. Taste adds just a little bitterness. Let it warm up first.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
caribou43 (84) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 17, 2015
It is a perfect beer. There is a good connection between the chocolate, cacao and the bitterness and the hop. One of my favourite beer and the taste is simply perfect. The colour is typical for this beer.

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