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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.


Dawghouse Brewers99's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Extremely big long-lasting head. Dark and Chocolaty one of my favorite all-time Stouts. Too bad its only seasonal. A real delight to drink!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trotwood (15) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Very enjoyable stout. Intensive dark chocolate aroma with a hint of dessert coffee. Head is not very persistent. Light sweetness, medium bitterness and low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (209) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. Home with Pawel. A dark brown beer with a medium white-off creamy head. Medium persistence. Aroma of caramel, roasty, earthy, heath, coffee (?). Medium bitter, light sweet. Medium body and texture. Average to soft carbonation. Bitter finish. Overall, a good stout to share with a friend. Nice aroma. I wouldn’t say chocolate aroma is obvious...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1213) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Cocoa 3-finger head, black body. Aroma; chocolate indeed, spices, dark malts. Taste; chocolate, mocca, coffee. Creamy smooth flourish. Lingering chocolate finish. Easy to enjoy this stout. [50cl spc btl, abv5.2%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olost (6) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Realmente vai bem com sobremesa. Sozinha é muito doce e com gosto muito forte. Com chocolate amargo, uma excelente companhia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
50cl bottle served in a Duvel glass. Pours black with a short-lived tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and burnt malts. Taste is more of the same with the addition of creamy hazelnuts. Mouthfeel is quite thin but is quite good for a 5% beer. A nicely balanced bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dlaing (1) - Port Arthur, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
Dark color with a chocolate taste. It does have a bitter bite that grows as the beer stands and begins to warm up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jojojam (56) - Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Nitro can. Drink BD 7/17/14-approaching 1-yr old. Pours a beautiful dark creamy one finger head. Watching the ale enter the glass is pretty cool. Unfortunately not getting much on the nose. The mouthfeel is awesome. Creamy, smooth, light. Wish the taste had more chocolate perhaps the age? Will find a fresh can in the near future ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyden (36) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2014
Smells fantastic; rich chocolate and roasted malt. Pours thick black treacle. Tan head which leaves lasting lacing. Roasted malt chocolate and coffee notes. The oats give it a creamy smooth texture. Nicely carbonated. The sweet richness is controlled by the (very) subtle bitterness of the roasted malts and hops. A nice oatmeal stout with genuine chocolate aroma and taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (212) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a big, creamy, light brown head that laces nicely. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Sweet flavour of dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee with a bitter finish. Full body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (798) - - JUL 1, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with beige colored head. Taste off chocolate and malts. Aroma of milk chocolate.


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