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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mobilecow (14) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
A dark blackish coloured stout with a cafe-au-lait head. The "double chocolate" is most evident and using dark chocolate adds depth without unnecessary sweetness. The overall effect is a smooth and full bodied product with a buttery smoothness and nutty (slightly bitter) finish. The after-taste was slightly disappointing but the after-after-taste of lingering chocolate satisfaction more than made up for it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mephistefales (47) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 One of the better beers I’ve ever consumed. I like it almost as much as Young’s Oatmeal Stout. UPDATE: Quality control seems to be an issue, as I’ve had some great ones and some weaker, acidic ones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 14, 2004
Young's Double Chocolate Stout pours a dark black, with a brown thick head. You immediately know what they mean by "double", as the scent of chocolate is overwhelming! I am impressed though, with the balance this beer has. Though being quite full-bodied, it is still very drinkable. In addition to the chocolate, I was able to detect hints of banana aroma. The taste can be described as a buttery chocolate. Very smooth and mild taste. Definitely high on my list. Young's makes great product.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
I might have to rerate it someday... because I drank this beer while camping, and it just didn't go well with the atmosphere and such. I didn't even finish the bottle.... I do have to give credit to its appearance and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
Very dark brown, big beige head. The aroma is coffee like, strongly reminiscent of mocha-coffee. The flavour is sweet, chocolate is interesting. Even though I thought it was a little much, it was pleasant. Full-bodied, medium-low carbonation. Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Light watery aroma, a touch of dusty hops perhaps. Sweet malt, no touch of roast, with an even sweeter finish. A bit artificial tasting. Its not cloying, just a bit artificial tasting. This one's not for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Chocolate cke in a bottle? Yep! Not overly sweet, but very rich. One of these after dinner is a real treat.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
Bottle. A near-black stout with reddish-brown highlights. Full, sweet aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Definitely a sweet stout, but good balance between the sweet, creamy, chocolate fudge flavours, and the dry, nutty, roasted malt tastes. The finish stumbles initially, but quickly regains its composure to leave a lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste. An enjoyable stout that’s like dessert in a bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004
Keep in mind when you taste this beer that it is not a chocolate drink, but a beer with a hint of chocolate. This one gives all the right hallmarks for a stout, with great colour, carbonation and flavour. And the added bonus of a hint of chocolate flavour and aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2004
A very rich creamy chocolate stout. When I think of chocolate flavor in a stout, this is what I want. Rich and bold, with a bit of a thin mouthfeel, but lots of character, and a slightly buttery finish. This was absolutely a joy to drink.


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