Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3469   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (64) - - DEC 11, 2014
Aroma: lots of chocolate, some coffee and roastiness Taste: medium sweet, low bitter, chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (114) - Perugia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, medium lasting rocky tan head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and roasted malts; slightly hoppy, with notes of herbs; additional slight notes of nuts. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, slightly sour. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
squareshot (4) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
On tap at Yard House, Ridge Hill, Yonkers. Nice dark pour in a dark place so I don't really know how it looked. Heavy, dark chocolate in a brown ale without much alcohol burn. Easy to drink, enjoyed 2. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (109) - POLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Po nalaniu tworzy się jasno brązowa obfita piana, średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa, z której kożuszek utrzymuje się do końca. Barwa ciemno brązowa, delikatne mahoniowe refleksy. W aromacie zaskakująco słabo, delikatna czekolada i troszkę kawy, jakaś torfowość. W smaku natomiast znacznie wyraźniej i przyjemniej. Jest lekka słodycz czekoladowa, mleczna czekolada, toffi, suszona śliwka i kontra w postaci kawowo-palonej goryczki z nutami likierowego alkoholu. Nie ma kwaśności, no może minimalna od palonych słodów, jest za to zaakcentowana fajna ziołowość i korzenność od chmieli. Nasycenie dość niskie, treściwość średnia, dość aksamitne (dodatek owsu w zasypie) i dobrze zbalansowane, bardzo pijalne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gim (27) - POLAND - DEC 6, 2014
bottled, aroma is indeed chocolate and I’d say plums. Dark brown, rather not passing the light, nice light-brown head, but disappeared almost completely. taste is nice bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Nice, bitter stout, I was actually expecting it’s gonna be worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LGKdude (9) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Does not have the chocolate favor of the Samuel Adams boxk but as a stout it was pretty good. Remind me a little bit of Titonka. Not bad, but was hoping for more chocolate flavor. Maybe I got a dud? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Copperwulf22 (2) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
The beer was smooth and the chocolate flavor offsets the bitterness of the stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erling1000 (151) - - NOV 28, 2014
A black chocolate stout with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, much chocolate. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Ok beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (41) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On nitro tap, had this twice in a couple of days. Strangely, on the 2nd visit, this seemed to lack all the chocolatey goodness - to the point where my gf and I both questioned and received samplers of this and other stouts on tap to compare. Seems others have noted some inconsistencies as well. Anyhow, I love chocolate and I love stout, so this really puts it together well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (620) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Mřrk i utseendet, medium skum. Aromaen er humle og sjokolade. Smaken samme. Tynn/medium konsistens

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