Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3355   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
Extremely tasty, with nice balance between the chocolatey sweetness and bitterness, flavorful malts. A good dessert treat for a stout drinker. Won’t work well with food, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 28, 2001
Decadent. Classy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Extremely big long-lasting head. Dark and Chocolaty one of my favorite all-time Stouts. Too bad its only seasonal. A real delight to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2001
An extremely tasty beer, like having a dessert in a bottle. Great after meal drink on a cold night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
a true delight for the stout drinker. Great one for dessert.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
When I first tried this beer, I was in shock. I expected a sickly sweet stout like Mackesons XXX, but to my surprise it was a bit bitter, like a good piece of dark chocolate. I LOVED this brew, and would always have some in my fridge, but sadly, I am a vegan and I understand they use lactose in it’s formulation, so I will refrain. For the general stout lover, this is a unique taste not to pass up. Definately a desert stout, as if that’s a big surprise. I agree with Canary Dog, if you want to turn someone onto stouts (particularly women), use this as your ice-breaker. Incredibly velvety and hardly any aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Very thick, a must-try for stout fans. Smooth taste, the chocolate flavoring is just right. Unfortunately I didn’t quite finish my bottle when we arrived downtown for the night, so when we got there I had to dump it. But then I gave the bottle to a friend who is really good at throwing stuff, he launched it pretty far and it shattered impressively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kodos (200) - USA - NOV 18, 2001
ANything with chocolate in it HAS to be good, and this stout is no exception. I think ’double’ chocolate is an overstatement, but this beer does not disappoint. Trying this has peaked my interest to try other chocolate stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2001
I really enjoyed this fantastic stout. I do not think it was anything remarkable, but it left me curious to try other chocolate stouts. This would be a wonderful dessert drink (especially after a heavy italian dish with a white sauce). Most likely I will buy this again (unless I find one that is better).

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sneevil99 (4) - USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
Bland falls flat in your mouth .... would like more carb. in it can taste the alcohol

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