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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle - Very dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Aroma is of roasted barley with coffee and chocolate, but not overpowering. Flavor is roasty with a fairly strong bitterness. Finish is bitter and long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Looks great poured from the can. Mild chocolate aroma. Somewhat thin but still like a lite version of a liquid chocolate bar. Goes great with choco chunk cookies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
Thick and creamy head, dark brown color. Dominating aroma of chocolate with malt and maybe roastyness. Great chocolate flavor with malt and roastyness. Thick, round mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
In the bottle. Reddish black stout. Brown head. Requisite roasted flavor, with very strong chocholate malt and hoppiness to well-balance the whole shebang. I wish it had the ethanol to mach the big beer mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Morty79 (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2004 does not count
I have read a lot of great reviews of this beer on this site, and heard much about chocolate stouts from friends. So maybe it was just built up to much for me but I was a bit disappointed by this beer. I bought it in a widget can, and in the glass it looked great with the head rising to the top creating that beautiful marble of foam. My first sip wasnt’ nearly as chocolaty as I expected. I thought maybe it was to cold. I let my beer warm up a bit and only then could I detect a faint aftertaste of chocolate. I am going to look for more chocolate stouts to compare and contrast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carnival (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
I had this several years ago and I always talk about it. It is soooo tasty. The body was like a guiness, but the chocolate rounds it out a bit more. One of the best I have ever had. Really Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2004
0.5l bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Roasty but subdued aroma f burnt malt and chocolate. Big roasty flavor. Malt. Chocolate. Smooth and nice. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Dark in color with a nice foamy head. Roasty and chocolatety. Full bodied. Nice light dry finish. Excellent. Drinkable. Smooth taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
Can: Poured a dark black beer with a nice foamy head with great retention. Carbonation is very good with a lighter body then expected. Taste is very smooth with some roasted malts and chocolate taste with a light dry finish. This is a very refreshing beer and easily drinkable. I remember having that beer about five years ago from a bottle and the chocolate taste was more pronounced. Overall, this is an easy to drink stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Excellent chocolate stout. Pours a very dark brownish black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is smooth and creamy, chocolatey and some mild fruitiness. Very drinkable.

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