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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3346   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
damzz (249) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Black is beautiful when it comes to this Double Chocolate. It is all its name says it is: chocolate malt and chocolate - what a concept. Off white head that lasts. Chocolate nose and dark chocolat palate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stauf7 (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
love this beer! Chocolatey, stout goodness. If you like coffee beers I would recommend trying the double chocolate

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RWKelly (1) - Copperas Cove, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012 does not count
Smooth and creamy, pours pitch black with a light beige head. Pervasive aromas of chocolate and coffee, slight hint of smoke. Wonderful mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Taste mimicks aroma, with a very mild bitterness at the close. All in all, a fanastic sout, my favorite.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
StoutyMcIPA (1) - - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Definitely my favorite Stout that is so smooth and in my opinion sets the bar for all other stouts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
waltolla (13) - radcliffe, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Simply the best stout I have tasted to date, more chocolate than any other chocolate stout I have tried. Delicious! --- TIP! To help retain head use a glass with a narrow opening.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beersmash111 (3) - Newbedford, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 The head has a wonderful chocolate roasty smell,And the head stays in the glass.The head has chocolate flavor,And the body has that dark chocolate flavor as well.I can taste a little sweetness.It must be from the oats.This is the best stout I ever tasted.I just add a little hershey’s unsweetened cocoa,To thicken up the body a little.It’s so good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhilHarmstead (19) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2013
Rarely have I had love at first sight so strongly as when I first discovered Young’s Double Chocolate Stout in a quiet moment before a friend’s wedding in Portland, ME. Like drinking the ideal chocolate cake. Bottled perfection.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rossbear (17) - Wendover, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Fascinating stout this one, sweet and chocolatey, real luxury just as the label says. buy it, try it, LOVE it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wicked1983 (6) - - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Simply amazing! Rich smooth taste with a beautiful hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Too bad its so hard to find in my area. One of my favorites.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Apparently chocolate stouts from England are all required to be fantastic by law or something. Double Chocolate Stout is balanced yet rich. Apart from what the name suggests, chocolate is an element in this beer rather than a dominant flavor, which is great. This stout takes a close second behind Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout in the running for "best English chocolate stout."


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