Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Very nice and dark, like a stout should be. Strong chocolate aroma, but the taste is mostly roasted grains until the finish. Strong chocolate finish. Simple in flavor, but it is a good strong flavor, which is just fine by me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
One of my favorite stouts. Beutiful tan head. Very smooth with a perfect hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
Pure chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Only slight fruitiness (grapes, citrus). Very high quality stout. Just a bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Heavy roasted aroma with a great foamy head. Weak taste--watery, no bitterness, flat taste. The aroma conjurs up big expectations, but taste does not deliver. There is a hint of formaldehyde(sp?) as an aftertaste. I am thoroughly disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10111) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: This surely is a great and different beer. The dark colour is tempting, and the aroma strengthens this impression. The taste of chocolate is harmonious and well balanced. Truely a great beer, though I agree with Foduck, that its very one-dimensional

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2002
The best young beer so far, very, very delicious. You canít get enough of it!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Gots some choclate in it but has a rotten Literaly after taste i dont know if i got a bad batch or what but i wnt drink it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Much better out of bottle than can in my single sampling of each, so Iíll rate the bottle. Rich and unique. A pleasant blend of bitter roasted and sweet chocolate notes. This was very good out of the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
dark beer with a light feel in the mouth. taste just like you would think. Strong chocolate with a hint of coffee. Not my beer for a night out but would go good with pancakes the next day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2006 2002 can MMM. one of my favorite stouts. NO Carbonation in the draft can. just flat. so good. Perfect even chocolate notes throughout. so smooth and silky, creamy. Itís a nice change from dark chocolate. almost like milk chocolate. melts in your mouth. wonderful chocolatey-milk appearance. could drink this all day. 2004 draught Still loved the body on this and a wonderfully smooth texture, silky and rich. Flavor, however, seems a bit lackluster. Itís good and chocolatey, but thereís no hint of yeast and there is just so little variation in the flavor. More complexity please.

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