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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3346   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.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brunoriccia (4) - BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
Strong chocolate ans coffee flavour are present. Dry finish. Low amount of hops, Note: 3.2

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (124) - Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
dark brown to black color, thin but persistent tan head, minimal lacing. Big chocolate aroma. Flavor is chocolate an coffee, chocolate flavor lingers in the mouth nicely. Soft carbonation and milky mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChristianHR (177) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
From can. Has a nice smell of milk chocolate and hops. Pours like chocolate milk which settles to a black color with a thick cappuccino head. Taste like both milk chocolate and dark chocolate with a slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is awesome. Very very smooth. Like whole milk.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (247) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Looks great, brown/purple body with a huge cappuccino foam head. Hershey’s chocolate syrup on the nose is a little cloying but there’s some solid roasted malt backing it. Strong molasses flavor with (obviously) some chocolate as well. Fades to chocolate in the the aftertaste. Really creamy and thick in the mouthfeel, this drinks like a dessert.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlimHabib (110) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown in color with medium brownish head. Chocolate malt aroma. Smooth medium body with slight chocolate taste followed by strong bitter chocolate aftertaste. Well put together beer, but I am far from a a fan of dark chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (184) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours dark with a thick tan head. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate. Taste is not as heavy as I thought it would be. A lot of dark chocolate on the palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Burgers (239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head. Aromas roasted malts and coffee. No noticeable sign of chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChemaMartinez (14) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2014
El sabor a chocolate no es broma... Un toque de chocolate amargo que acompaña al trago, pero sin endulzar demasiado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (308) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Malgré quelques subtils reflets brunâtres perceptibles à la lumière, cette bière est noire comme la nuit. Une généreuse dose de mousse beige trône au sommet de toute cette noirceur. Des arômes fortement chocolatées émanent du verre, appuyées par une douce torréfaction. Très crémeuse en bouche, les saveurs de chocolat sont bien présentes. Je m’attendais à ce qu’elle soit plus sirupeuse, elle est même quelque peu aqueuse. N’empêche que c’est un très bon stout, un classique même.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1302) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 10, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Darkish brown color. Thin head. Body is smooth! Aroma and flavour is high chocolate, medium roasted, liquorish.


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