Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3425   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
It seems that everytime I tried this one, I was horribly disapointed. However, after having a few pints off of a fresh keg on clean lines, I now find that I really like this beer. Creamy, sweet vanilla aroma. Lots of flaked grain and chocolate flavors. Creamy - like a chocolate milkshake. Other times I've tried this the lactose sourness has been the predominant flavor - not this time though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el momento en la internacional el 12-06-2014. color negro con espuma oscura persistente. Aromas y sabores suaves a maltas ligeramente tostadas y con cacao y chocolate. Solo al coger temperatura se aprecia algo mas de intensidad. Cuerpo ligero bastante fácil de beber con 5.2 vol. Normal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (274) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
330ml bottle at "Pantip suites" hotel in Bangkok. 5,2%. Pours a brownish to beige head with light roast malt to no aroma. Black body. Managed balance with moderately roasted malt, very little bitterness and warmth and still some sweet and chocolate taste. Quite good for a low ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ruprecht_007 (633) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
Barva: černá, pěna nevysoká, ale držící. Vůně: hořká čokoláda. Chuť: nádherný nástup hořké čokolády se stopou kávy, hořkost nádherně vystupuje na patře, jemný chmelový dozvuk. Plné tělo, přiměřený říz a parádní pitelnost. Výborý stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (123) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Nez de caramilk, Doux arômes de chocolats noir et aux lait,présence de noix,d’amandes,gros café.Final douce et sucré mais trčs crémeuse avec une petite pointe d’amertume sur le bout des lčvres. Délicieuse

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (145) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2014
Una stout perfetta. Schiuma compatta e color caffelatte. Come dice il nome aroma intenso di cioccolato e caffč, ottimo corpo, buon bilanciamento e carbonazione perfetta. Sicuramente una birra da provare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
xXBeakerXx (2) - grimsby, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Really good beer, lots of flavour, nice head, paired really well with goat cheese burger!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daefido (6) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
Wow, a self-brewing Canadian friend of mine recommended this beer two days ago. So I bought this beer at Fonthill’s LCBO in Pelham, ON, Canada yesterday. And I drank it today.:-) Its colour and look seem very strong but its taste is not. Usually I feel stout is little bit strong to me, but this is not. very drinkable and nice taste. Like everybody here said, it has sweet chocolate smell, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (69) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2014
Stout bien gourmande.La fine amertume, le maltage torréfié, le chocolat, et le sucre de canne se marie ŕ merveille dans une onctuosité qui ravit les papilles.Vraiment l’impression de mordre dans une tablette d’excellent chocolat noir aux éclats de café grillés.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (558) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2014
Noire d’encre, Collet moyen persistant et belle dentelle. Du chocolat plein le nez. Une mousse bien cremeuse, et des saveur de chocolat et de cafe torrefie, mais le tout est un poil trop sucré et manque un soupçon de rondeur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
christhoel (167) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
chocolate, vanilla, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, I have only had this beer once, but my first impression was great. Excellent taste, and goes down smooth. I am not a fan of stout beers but give me one of these anytime.

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