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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3529   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. 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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BB1950 (10) - - NOV 24, 2012
an all time classic, seems like many beers try to make an effort at coming close to this chocoalte beer but never hit the mark, a favorite!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
procraste (93) - FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
l’impression de boire un chocolat au lait frappé avec un trait de gnôle dedans ... Je sais pas trop si j’aime ça ... Mais réconfortante et, avec surprise, désaltérante. Mousse exubérante.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
leosanches (30) - - APR 24, 2015
Cerveja totalmente escura e brilhante, com espuma presente e marrom. O sabor já possui toques fortes de chocolate e café, com o malte torrado também se sobressaindo. O sabor é de uma stout, porém é muito puxada para o chocolate amargo, o que harmoniza vem com o forte toque de café. O álcool e amargor são pouco perceptíveis e a cerveja é equilibrada, com pálato excelente. É uma boa stout, mas o chicate amargo não me agrada e a torna difícil de tomar, com aftertaste amargo. Difícil de tomar em boa quantidade e drinkability prejudicada pelo chocolate amargo; boa para sobremesa.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
dcrrt (1) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Smooth from start to finish, chocolate not too strong, no bad aftertaste. Good winter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KW92 (216) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 23, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości, opada do niskiej warstwy.
AROMAT: Mało intensywny. Kakao, gorzka czekolada, nity kokosowe (bardzo niewielkie). W tle kawa.
SMAK: Wodniste przez co dobrze pijalne. Zdecydowanie kawa (lekko kwaskowa) oraz gorzka czekolada. Na finiszu kawa. Goryczka kawowa - średnia, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Pomimo wysokiej średniej ocen, nie nastawiałem się specjalnie na fajerwerki i nie było ich. Jednak muszę przyznać, że w relacji jakość do ceny, piwo wypada bardzo dobrze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (191) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
Appearance: black liquid with frothy beige head. Aroma: caramel, bread, roasty, chocolate. Taste: chocolate, smoky. Palate: light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long bitter finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
JasonTeraani (7) - BRAZIL - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Nada de especial. Um pouco amarga, espuma cremosa porém pouco persistente. Fica bom harmonizando com chocolate

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (55) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Can from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is roasted malt with cocoa. Appearance is gorgeous! Beautiful poor with creamy beige 1-finger width head with good retention, cascading carbonation, and thick lacing. Black opaque color. Taste is medium sweetness up front and pleasant medium bitterness on the back end--well balanced and not too far on either end. Palate is creamy, full bodied with only the mildest hint of carbonation, consistent with type. Nice long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 8, 2015
Dark brown colour with almost no head. Aroma od roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate and once again: chocolate. The taste is similar: a lot of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, sugar etc. First half of bottle is interesting to dring than it become harder and harder with every draught. For me is too malty, too sweet but afterteste is somehow watery. A little bottle would be enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smogunner (9) - BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015 does not count
O Sabor de chocolate amargo faz valer a pena. Pouco cremosa, pouca espuma. Vale a experiência.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4477) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate. Medium w, flavour of cocoa, smooth and malty.


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