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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.


Mike_in_Kansas' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Poured from a 1 pt. bottle into an English pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black and is slightly hazy. Head is large, creamy and light brown, turns slightly rocky then diminishes to a thin layer of foam but never leaves completely. Good lacing. Nose consists of a dark toasted chocolate with a faint hint of raisin (like Raisinettes!) with moderate earthy yeasty odor. Can’t detect any hops at all. Initial flavor is of moderately sweet roasted chocolate and finishes slightly tart. It’s a medium-bodies brew with a creamy texture with a slight metallic/tannic feel. Carbonation is lively out of the bottle, but quickly settles down and becomes soft, almost flat.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (510) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 27, 2016
Bottiglia. Il naso si riempie di orzo tostato. L’intensitŕ olfattiva č flebile e la persistenza olfattiva č corta. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta e finisce con un ampio pizzo sul bicchiere. La grandezza delle bollicine č media. Il colore č scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo č pieno. Il dolce č medio e l’amaro č medio: non si surclassano. L’intensitŕ gustativa č elevata e la persistenza gustativa č sufficiente. Il gusto č piacevole. Il finale č pulito e dissetante. Il retrogusto č di media intensitŕ. Il palato riporta sentori di miele, cioccolato, frutta secca e pane tostato.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albmoro (108) - BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2016
Aroma pronunciado, corpo muito forte. Café, chocolate, leve caramelo. Amarga na medida certa. Cerveja excelente!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (480) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Black with brown lasting head. Much chocolate in the aroma and tast, but not to much. Taste is a bit tart witch combines great with the swwet chocolate taste and the bitter aftertaste. A different and intersting chocolate stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lnor (22) - - AUG 19, 2016
Kraftig mřrk farge, kremet skum ved skjenking. Litt skuffende lite smak en hva jeg hadde forventet utifra navnet. Men en god stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (1094) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Nice creamy head. Aroma of grain and chocolate. Sweety taste with bitter chocolate, slightly bittet finish og chocolate and roasted barley. Smooth and very drinkable

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guliver (1) - BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
Bem suave. O aroma e sabor de chocolate ajudam. Năo săo pronunciados demais a ponto de năo dar pra sentir a cerveja

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fules (727) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 8, 2016
Dobozosból ittam, nitrogéngolyó van benne, mint a guinnes-ben, ettől csodás, bár kisebb, de hasonlóan krémes és tömör, nagyon sokáig tartó habja van. Színe fekete. Enyhe, csokis illat. Csodás krémes, csokis ízvilág, enyhe édes, pörkölt malátás háttérrel. Jelzés értékű keserű, közepes test, enyhe szénsavtartalom. Nagyon jól kiegyensúlyozott, nagyon finom stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Musta olut runsaalla, höttöisellä beigellä vaahdolla. Pehmeän viettelevä tuoksu on kevyen paahteinen, suklainen, lakritsinen, toffeinen ja vaniljainen sekä hieman kahvinen, makea ja oikeinkin toimiva. Maku paahteinen, kahvinen, pehmeän lakritsainen ja vaniljainen sekä suklainen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma, melko nahkea ja kuiva kokonaisuus.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (383) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
Rich aroma of cocoa and espresso. Opaque near-black colour. Flavours of roasty malt, coffee, with dark chocolate notes; smooth front with a sustained bitter finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation. This is a rich and enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours jet black with 2 finger tan head. Good retention. Aroma of dark malt, coffee, treacle and burnt cedar. On tasting these notes subside and are usurped by opulent espresso and cocoa. A lot of people like to slate this beer proclaiming it to lack chocolate at all. I’ve had 7 bottles so far this year and each bottle had a strong dark cocoa body. Oily texture. Nice and full. Very morish. Finish is long with bitter cocoa lingering. Excellent beer to enjoy with a meal. Ignore the indigent press from the elitist beer snobs. Top stout!


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