Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3565   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Very smooth, delicious dessert brew. Goes great with fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
This is a very smooth, creamy, and heavy beer. The chocolate flavor is nearly as strong as the name would lead you to beleive. In my opinion the coffee flavor is much stronger. The head is rather thicks and long lasting. The aroma has a more prounounced chocolate smell then the taste. Overall a very good beer that I would reccomend to any stout lover.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Smooth and creamy. Not sure why they call this "Double Chocolate". It has a hint of chocolate (along with coffee and roasted malts) but the chocolate doesn't dominate (and that's a good thing). Smooth finish. It leaves a lingering, fruity finish on my tongue sort of like a bing cherry. This beer rocks! A better session stout than Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
I have had this beer alot and I am finally going to rate it. Smooth. Like chocolate milk. For the price and the quality, this beer is among the best. Good aroma, great smooth taste, and can you say chocolate?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Poured a thick black with a tan lacing. Beautiful appearance. Could taste the roasted malts and a hint of sugar. Not my favorite but a good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 Dark pour,nice robust head.Nice chocolate smell,with hints of a wine smell.velvet mouthfeel.Not much of a chocolate Taste though,roasted coffee flavors.I didnt care for this beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 Big strong dark chocolate aroma. Dark opaque colour with a line of dense head. Complex swirl of chocolate and bitter roasted malts on the tongue. Thick, velvety, luxurious mouthfeel. It’s not much of a looker but this thick dark chocolatey treat will knock your socks off. Bottle. * *

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2003
Tried this on tap when I was on holidays in London in May loved it then, back in oz had to settle for the 500ml bottle but still tastes great. Chocolate everywhere in this one, from the nose through to the taste also pick up some hints of liquorice as well as roasted coffee flavours. This one is a luxury that I am keen to return to again and again. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Draught can. Deep ruby, almost black color, tan nitro head. Roasted malt aroma, not much chocolate. Flavor was initially sweet with some roasted coffee flavors coming through. Mouthfeel was creamy, probably more than the bottleed version. The name was a bit misleading but it's a good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Very dark with an excellent brownish head and lacing. Cocoa aroma with some spiciness. Medium to full bodied with plenty of chocolate and caramel flavors up front, some coffee and vanilla notes with a smooth finish. Tasty and the bottled version.

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