RateBeer
overall
98
99
style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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. 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.


punkeedo's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2009 Tap. I’m a bit shocked that I never rated this, because I drink it fairly regularly. An absolutely wonderful stout. Aroma of cocoa and dark roasted malts. Very creamy, whipped mouthfeel and as dark as engine oil with a light brown head. Tastes of a solid stout with strong hints of chocolate. This is a great beer!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleRider78 (222) - - AUG 31, 2015
Oh wow. Poured a nice thick creamy mocha coloured head. Very good lacing. Extremely dark brown appearance. Has aromas of roasted malts, dark coffee grinds, mints, toffee. Man! Nice assorted flavours, very chocolatey, also some coffee, vanilla, spices, caramel. Very much flavourful. Pretty smooth creamy mouthfeel as well. This is good stuff indeed!! Definitely gonna be picking this up again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a tan head and nice lacing. Taste of chocolate, roasted dark malts and coffee. Lively carbonation, medium body. Fantastic stout!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (335) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Very solid choc stout - delivers decent hit of choc and as promised, not too sweet - disappeared all too quickly down my cake hole - not earth shaking but bloody good.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (368) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
-Big toffee and Roasty coffee taste -Notes of Vanilla,caramel,syrup -fainter than expected chocolate note comes through late -well carbonated -roasty,chocolaty finish Very good,though i expected more chocolate

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2015
Dark brown with medium yellow head. Nice vanilla aroma. Bitter, dry roasted malt bit smoked taste with chocolate and vanilla notes, bit dusty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (179) - - AUG 25, 2015
Väldigt mörk brun öl med krämig ljusbrun skumkrona. Doftar choklad, kaffe, malt. Smakar i samma bana och är riktigt bra tycker jag. Inte alls någon överdriven sötma och en precis lagom beska. Lättdrucken utan att det sticker åt något håll. Gillas verkligen! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arcraw (20) - - AUG 24, 2015
Chocolishus. Powerfull taste of cocoa and a hint of coffe and liquorice. The experience takes you back to Wonkas faktory for adults.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Can @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with beautiful beige creamy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, intense chocolate and some faint dark fruits. palette strong chocolate aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, medium sweetness, somewhat balanced by an low to average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice chocolate stout

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
honda (10) - - AUG 18, 2015
This is my top stout. Very nice foam and aroma. Nice full body with nice chocolate aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aragh (76) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Kolor hebanowy, nieprzejrzyste, piana drobna, opada do kożuszka, oblepia szkło. W zapachu czekolada i nuta paloności. W smaku wytrawne, nuty palone i wyrazista bardzo gorzka czekolada. Goryczka niska, szybko zanika, zostaje echo gorzkiej czekolady. Lekka kwaśność, podobna do kawowej.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 358


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50