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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3498   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - MAY 29, 2013
I’m not a big fan of the light mouthfeel. Strong chocolate taste is balanced by a slight bitter. Looks and smells far better than it tastes


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (152) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2015
50cl @ bottle. Aroma lieve, forte sapore di cioccolato al latte. Scura inglese di bassa gradazione alcolica e beverina.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Aroma: intense milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet flavours, light toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown / black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: chocolate flavours again, some tasted malts, creamy texture, turns slightly bitter in the finish. Overall: nice Stout, good chocolate aroma. Bottle at CBR2015, Shoreditch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hdeak (8) - - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
Dominant chocolate taste, combined with the bitterness of stout, creamy beige head, dark body. Nice beer, worth to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (86) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Barwa: ciemnobrunatne, dość mętne.
Piana: jasnobeżowa, bardzo obfita, na początku drobnopęcherzykowa, niestety szybko się dziurawi i redukuje do cienkiej warstwy.
Zapach: bardzo intensywny, czekoladowy, kakaowy, kojarzy się z pralinami czekoladowymi i innymi czekoladowymi cukierkami, lekka nuta kawowa.
Smak: bardzo wytrawne, dość intensywne nuty palone z lekkimi nutami przypiekanymi oraz gorzkiej czekolady i kakao.
Wysycenie: wysokie, szczypiące, zdecydowanie mogło by być niższe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
promontor (71) - HUNGARY - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 0.5l bottle, from British Store. Mild, sweetish roasted aroma. Thick silky, creamy, light-brown foam. Black body. Foam tastes bittersweet. The beer itself is about chocolate. Dark, bittersweet chocolate. Very mild and harmonic carbonation, perfect palate. Nice bitterish, mildly roasted aftertaste, again with dark chocolate. Maybe a bit of coffee, maybe not. A very straightforward, one dimensional beer: a tribute to dark chocolate. Not my favourite.However, all components (aroma, head, body, palate) perfectly harmonize and that deserves a credit.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (308) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2015
bottle at home. black color, coffee colored head, smells of coffee, light smoky, chocolate, very nice smell. medium body, taste of chocolate, very medical, bitter / sweetness, some roastiness. liked the smell a lot better than the taste. good though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (541) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
(Nitrocan) Malt and chocolate aroma. Black body with a creamy tan one finger head that coats the glass. Creamy dry chocolate taste with a touch of sweetness. Light bitterness. Feels thick and silky. Clean smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (187) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 6 / 83

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle at Tim OTooles. Poured almost black with beige head. Aroma sweet malty choc. Light carb med bod. Tastes malty light choc banana. Ok

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (87) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2015
Completamente turva, negra. Espuma densa e duradoura. Olfato puro de café torrado, mais intenso quando abri a garrafa, se esvai com o tempo. Paladar intenso, torrado, pouco de chocolate. Aftertaste intenso e duradouro que acompanha o paladar inicial.


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