Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3743   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 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours very creamy, looks like mocha until the nitrogen bubbles up into the head, then it’s very dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is just chocolate and malt. The flavor doesn’t have anything more. Mouthfeel is way too smooth. I had it in a 14.9 oz can, and the widget makes it feel a bit like a pub ale, only thicker -- I’ve never enjoyed that weird nitrogen bubbling. Overall a very boring beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Pours rich, creamy and thick dark chocolate with a small tan head. Has a thin falling film of head. Huge dark roasted chocolate malt aroma with a hoppy nose. Initial sweet creamy milk chocolate with dark notes then dark and hoppy finish. Full-bodied creamy palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2005
I smell strong alcohol content. Not a bad thing, but......I don’t want to " know " it. Looks great, but dissapoints. Watery, and too smooth, if that’s possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Lots of carbonation in the pour as well as the mouthfeel. Too much for me - I like stouts nice and silky. Decent chocolate aroma and taste but rather watery throughout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Delicious chocolate flavor. Very smooth, with a good creamy mouth feel. My bottle had a distinctly metallic aroma, which thankfully was no where to be found in the flavor. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pours kinda like.... watered down melted chocolate. Nice semi-sweet chocolate flavor... with a little bit of coffee tones. Very creamy and rich. Nice mouth feel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
From the Great Madison St. Stout Off, double poured into an Imperial Pint glass. Beautiful dark brown body topped with a light brown head. Creamy smooth and sweet, and the chocolate flavor is the slighty bitter baker’s kind which is nice. A great sweet stout from England. God Save The Queen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2005
16.9oz bottle. 52°. NB Worthy glass. Poured dark brown/black with an off white head. Coats the glass. Aroma of bakers chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, buttermilk, and some fruit (citrus peels?). Taste is sweet, but not cloying. Unsweetened chocolate is the primary flavor, with roasted malts making a substantial contribution. Mild hops flavor. Nice, flavorful aftertaste. Thin and watery in the mouth. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2005
I’m sure "sweet stouts" have their place, but after drinking this I realized that I prefer standard stouts. Poured with an almost syrupy consistency. Started with a thick, rich head that disappeared quickly and left very little lacing. Aromas and taste of bittersweet chocolate and overcooked coffee, with a lingering aftertaste of the same. I like cold coffee. I like bittersweet chocolate. I didn’t like it in this beer. Looked much more promisng than it tasted.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Not much of an improvement over or differnce from Youngs Oatmeal Stout. The aroma has vanilla with a hint of hazelnut. The appearence is watery and light. The flavor is dry, slighyl coacoa-ish, vanilla and nuts. Lacking complexity but with a kiss of hops. Palate is plain and lifeless. Overall, boring and insignificant.

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