Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3375   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markdoswald (11) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Second best to Samuel Smiths oatmeal stout. Intense coffee aftertaste! Chocolate middle! Just right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (219) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From a 500 ml bottle. Pots an inky opaque black and makes a dark beige head. Smells of chocolate goodness and cocoa and malt. Very sweet taste with a cocoa bitter aftertaste. Not a big substantial stout. Feels like a porter. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (405) - SPAIN - AUG 30, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Served in pint glass, pours a dark colour, with red hints when held to the light. Rch and creamy biege head, leaving a beige lace. Smell of mocca, chocolate, candy and dark fruits, maybe coriander. Rich and creamy too in the palate, not much carbonation, and no needed. Taste is like the smell: chocolate, mocca, dark fruits. And alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Yikes this was way too chocolatey. Poured black with small tan head. Aroma was extremely chocolatey with coffee as well. Tasted of crazy amount of chocolate, basically chocolate milk and alcohol. Had a medium body with low carbonation and a unpleasant candy stuck to your teeth feel. Was definitely an overly sweet experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (91) - - AUG 27, 2014
I’ve had this beer before and enjoyed it a lot. Tonight it’s ok but not great. I’ll revisit my review the next time I drink it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1808) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pint nitro can served in a pint glass. Generous, durable and creamy tan head covers a near-black, opaque body. Flavor has a rich, well-balanced mix of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Mildly bitter. Creamy smooth mouthfeel is a tad thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (40) - - AUG 22, 2014
Drink cold (8-10°C). Eye: pours a dark brown colour with rapidly dissipating beige to brown head. few carbonation. Nose: coffee, roasted malts. Mouth: coffee, dark chocolate, mocca and dark dryed fruit, raisins and coriander. Palate: coffee, roasted malts and spices. Overall: nice stout. bit watery though but nice taste of mocca

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5 l. Cloudy dark brown liquid. Average tan head. Medium body, medium to heavy carbonation. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Dark chocolate aroma. Well balanced and drinkable. A bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lobs_ols (78) - LATVIA - AUG 18, 2014
Almost black, strong gray-brown head. Lovely chocolate and roasted malt on the nose. Sweet - but balanced - taste with hints of chocolate and a lovely bitter cocoa finish. This is just what the approaching winter requires. Just lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschoolaf (1) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
OMG is this a great beer! Just in Safeway and decided to try the single bottle section and I’m really glad I did. This beer left a very good impression and I will for sure re-purchase

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
09xx (5) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
DAYYUUMMMM nous avons ici une stout sans arrière goût âcreux comme la guiness ou autres marques populaires. Elle sent très bon et possède un goût très parfumé. À essayer!

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