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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Dark with just a hint of a garnet heart. Creamy tan head. Nose is reminiscent of the milk left after a bowl of cocoa puffs. Flavor is bitter chocolate all the way. Good at first but wears on you quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerRhino99 (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2002 does not count
yummy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2002
Great Stout, very rich and chocolaty. Not something you could drink too many of. Top Stuff

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Poured with practically no head, however it had a delicious chocolate aroma. The body was thin like others said, but it was a nice change. The flavor matched the aroma with the taste of chocolate. I would have preferred more hops in the finish, but overall, this was a GREAT chocolate stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
OH MY GOD, while at first it’s hard to taste the chocolate, it is definately there, I recommend this beer for a football game, beer in one hand, chocolate chip cookie in the other. Can you say "heaven?"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2002
An excellent stout, rightly named. Somewhat light body but very creamy and tasty. This is a beer that you want to taste slightly less than cold. I wonder if you could make a black and tan with this and Kilkenny Cream Ale or something, it might be interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Good stout, good really taste the chocolate flavors, tried it on tap, very good,very light mouthfeel, expected more body but, a good one nonetheless

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Bottle. Black color with a medium brown head. Bitter sweet chocolate flavors with a touch of roasted malts at the finish. It really pays to let this one warm as it grows increasingly rich and creamy and the chocolate bursts forward. A lighter body than I expected (but still appreciated).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 (need re-rate) Very nice stout. Unfortunately I poured it too cold, and thus missed out on much of the aroma. All-in-all, it's a wonderfully well-balanced beer. Not as hoppy, or as complex as the 'Big,bad Stout' theme that is en vogue among American craft brewers. Has perhaps the 'perfect head', a creamy, persistent, pretty, yet not over-the-top. I walked away with a smile after drinking this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
This screams chocolate but I found it too be too creamy and too smooth, almost like milk. A good stout, just not the one for me.


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