Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3537   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1203) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Simon Martin S.L., Guijuelo, Salamanca. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Malt, chocolate, sweet / Malta, chocolate, dulce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (516) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
At home poured into an English pint. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, a bit of roast coffee, smells sweet with faint bitterness. Taste is smooth, nice sweet chocolate, a bit of bitter black coffee. Pretty good. Smooth mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Sessionable beer, not as sweet as I was expecting in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drywallman (338) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
This one came by nitrocan. It poured blackboard dark, and had a moderately dirty beige respectable lasting head. Taste had the obligatory gypsum water base, with a great chocolaty malt foundation, and just a hint of toastiness. Hops were not noticeable, but did their job to keep the malt from being cloying or overly sweet. Well constructed, and goes down well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1450) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
1.7.2014. Dark brown brew with brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, some bitterness and sweetness. Malty taste is similar with chocolate hints and some bitterness. Finish is maybe more into dryness than sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Morboso (104) - ECUADOR - MAR 12, 2015
Creamy, very smooth. A strong taste that hits I can’t quite identify but reminds me of the aftertaste of burnt pork sausages or spare ribs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (139) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Botte. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste of big dark chocolate and a bit of cofee. Medium body. Onctuous. Oily. Me like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Serapac (210) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Black with large brown creamy head, lot of lacing. Aroma mainly malts, sort of lager-like. Medium body. Taste fainly malty first, with milk chocolate kicking in later. Not bad, but somehow I expected more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (119) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and coffee with more chocolate. Flavors the same. Medium on the palate. Overall very good smooth flavorful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town in Louisville. Big chocolate malt aroma with lightly toasted malt and cacao present as well. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Tastes like the aroma with a hint of hops also noticeable on the finish. Nice and dry and fairly well-balanced. A classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (184) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2015
50cl @ bottle. Aroma lieve, forte sapore di cioccolato al latte. Scura inglese di bassa gradazione alcolica e beverina.

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