Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3559   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. 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Black color, a medium sized cascading head. Aroma is chocolaty. Nice a chocolaty. Like drinking a chocolate milkshake, except it a beer. The sweetness of the chocolate malts is intensified by the additions of real dark chocolate. Sweet and malty, yet there is some hop bite. Very smooth, creamy tasting stout. Great desert beer, or a great stout on a cool winter evening. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2002
So smooth and silky, dark, and yes chocolate. Bitter nose. Try one with a chocolate-choclate chip cookie. holy crap!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Whoa talk about heavy on the chocolate this one can’t be beta aroma,flavor and finish all chocolate what a brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Chocolate aroma, dark black with a big tan head, pretty heavy lacing. Flavor of roast and chocolate with a creamy finish. Much better than the canned version

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hieronim (15) - Schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Talk about chocolate! Very sweet, take small sips and enjoy it. Good warm or cold, best if somewhere in between.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Probably drank too cold. Apparent chocolate taste. I think I should have purchased the bottled version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2002
Hot chocolade. Could be tomouch at the wrong moment. But one big glass at christmas is a ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2002
Black chocolate aroma and a hint of lactic. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Moderate sweet, very much chocolate, light roasted. Coffee and bitterness in the finish. Very nice beer but there are better stouts and better beers by Young.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Smooth as silk.Dark, rich flavor.The chocolate is gently presented with hints of caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
This is an extremely rich and very delicious stout. The chocolate flavor is pulled off very well and mixes nicely with this superb ale. Not too roasted tasting, just creamy.

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