Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3468   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. 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cameroncdavid (8) - - JAN 20, 2013
Good chocolate stout standby. Won't amaze, but offers a complex, balanced experience that makes it worth ordering several of this English beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (919) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. dark-chocolate brown with particularly red glints at the edges. thin, light-brown head. Aroma is chocolaty (sweet), with strong dark bread crust and lovely English yeast, including touch of cherry/fruit/pastry. Yum. Body is medium-light-to-light, watery. Flavor of fruity dark chocolate, some bread. Touch of clean grass. Rather clean flavor, less delicious than the aroma. Overall, a very good chocolate stout but lacking in body and, to a lesser extent, flavor. Nonetheless, the beer is in possession of excellent yeast character, particularly in the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low tan head. Deep chocolate aroma, with some roasted notes. Sweet chocolate flavors with some minerals and roasted notes. Pretty straight forward, but really well made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (264) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
From a bottle. Pours black and has a beige head. Smells of chocolate, cocoa and malt. Sweet chocolate taste with a cocoa bitter aftertaste. Not a huge flavorful stout. Still very good..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacv27 (12) - - JAN 21, 2015
Very smooth with notable roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Great dessert beer to sip and relax with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (578) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark brown body, big chocolate head with good retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla beans, whipped cream and Baileys. Taste of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, herbs. Ok, but sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Almost black, tan head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, cream, mild fruit. Palate: Medium to full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (70) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Black color with l creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste like dark chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Crazy smooth.. sorta tastes like chocolate water. Appearance is solid stout. Not bad, but overpriced for 5.2%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Partial best by date of 2014. Poured from a bottle into a tumbler on 12.26.13. A: Motor oil with a foamy tan head. S: Loads of malty chocolate. T: Chocolate, malt, some smoke in the aftertaste. M: Creamy smooth. Velvety. O: Very balanced. Sweet, but not icky sweet. It has an edge to it that balances out the sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lassemi (25) - NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
Very dark brown body with light brown head. Very noticeable coffee in scent, with a hint of alcohol. Taste is rich and very coffee-like with some bitterness and taste of dark chocolate. Feels creamy and thick. Medium carbonation. Recommended!

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