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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3387   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark black with a big thick creamy brown head,lots of lacing. Lite chocolate malt taste, big rich flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31169) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a diminishing light brown head. Solid chocolate aroma, somewhat like choco powder though. Flavour is medium sweet followed by a slight acidic/roasted chocolate dense note. Light acidic to bitterness in the finish, still swept in chocolate flavours. Nice chocolate brew, although I’ve had better ones before.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29277) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2002
A black beer with a beutiful brown head. It has the aroma of smoked malt and tastes of chocolate and smoked malt - a real stout taste. A really good stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown with a gigantic, frothy light-brown head. Soft and delicious without much bitterness really - nor the sharp, ashy stout-edge. Notes of chocolate are there, or perhaps rather cocoa. Very drinkable. I know the label claims that it’s brewed with dark chocolate, but somebody once told me, that it’s actually (Cadbury’s) Milk Chocolate. Does anybody know? 120700

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
Draught at DBF 2005. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized lasting beige head. Aroma of malts, hops and chocolate. Sweet flavour of chocolate and cocoa powder with malty and hoppy notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque with brown foamy head. Lacing. Aroma of black coffee along with dark chocolate. Strong black coffee flavour along with roasted malt. Dark chocolate and roast in finish. Chocolatish aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19364) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Dark brown. Soft maltiness, slightly roasrt, nice strong flavours of dark chocolate. Very tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thick tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Malty bitter chocolate flavor. Has a sweet aftertaste of chocolate and some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
18th July 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark beer with a little carbonation. Definite nose and taste of chocolate. Not sweet though. Slightly bitter malty chocolate finish. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Keg, 2003-11-27, 4-3-7-4-12
I don't like the vanilla-chocolate aroma, but the smooth, sweet taste is not bad, with the addiction of a nice touch of roasted barley.

Bottle, 2003-01-20, 5-4-5-3-11
Black! Brownish creamy head, generous. Malt nose; chocolate, evident; unluckly it reminds me something unpleasant (infamous Florisgaarden Chocolat). Solid stout, but living in Switzerland I cant fully appreciate this cheap chocolate.
I would like to taste the same beer without chocolate.


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