Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3398   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.

simonblaine's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (293) - Alberta, - JAN 27, 2013
Wonderful pour, head is incredible. Very dark. Taste is of bitter dark chocolate, not sweet, very enjoyable. Interesting thick feel in the mouth as the beer coats your mouth then lingers. Quite good, but I wouldn’t want more than one in one sitting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (97) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
A little too unbalanced for my taste. However it has a high drinkability and goes down without any problems.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quorce (2) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
It is not a perfect stout, but it is quite good. Slightly perceptible flavor of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (196) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Fantastic chocolate and coffee notes but the thin texture and watery finish turns this into a lot less than it could have been.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (88) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours dark. Minimal head. Sweet with some malt.and some chocolate. Ok but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cenzura (39) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Aroma: Sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel and little bit of roasted malts. Taste: Little roasty, sweet coffee, dark chocolate on aftertaste (very long and classy flavour). Light body and soft carbonation. Very dark brown colour with nice head and good lacing. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 9PLN

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (42) - CROATIA - SEP 25, 2014
Black color with medium creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste like dark chocolate, coffee with little finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1078) - Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, black/dark brown opaque, tan head, light lace. chocolate,coffee, caramel,light sweet notes. Good but pretty Mild. Minerally.Good taste of roast, chocolate,light sweet but more of a roast with some acidity. I did a side by side with SS organic chocolate stout which was more intense b ut I prefer this as a less sweet, a bit roastier, with a mild acicidy that is balanced better, but lacking some aroma and a lot lessstronger chocolate intensity/smooth creamyness than SS organic chocolate stout. I did however prefer them mixed together. I would say this one has a more bitter dark chocolate taste as a stout. Yet has the balanced acicity and less sweet/dessertishness to it. Less intense chocolate/aroma taste but still noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brunocosta81 (14) - 3820 bloco a apto 603, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Cerveja estilo irish. Escura. Levemente adocicada con gosto de chocolate bem leve. Para o estilo de cerveja é muito bom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (42) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
500ml bottle from The Only Cafe. Opaque deep brown/black body with a creamy tan head with solid lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, earthy. Taste is incredibly sessionable and light, but with a great flavour and hop profile. Toffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted oats, some caramel. Nice carbonation and bitterness, but it seems like it’s missing something I can’t quite place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_alkis (295) - SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
A little too unbalanced for my taste. However it has a high drinkability and goes down without any problems.

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