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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3450   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2004 mildly roasty, watery and unremarkable stout base with a tangy finish, mixed with artificial chocolate flavouring taste. the choc works well in the aroma but gives the mouthfeel a strange icky fattiness that sticks around in the finish. a bit of a silly beer really.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2002
It seemed thin as it was poured into the glass. But this creation is exsquisite. silky smooth going down and easy to drink. The finish doted with the bittersweet chocolate. Absolutly lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Smooth and slightly bitter, with a slight chocolate taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2002
Nice touch of chocolate. Gives it a richness and thickness that makes it a good experience.

4.2
   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.

4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

2.3
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, 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

4.6
   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 can’t get enough of it!!!


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