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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3530   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3067) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle, rail soda. Pours a dark brown beer with a bubbly tanned head. Aroma of chocolate and malts basically. Flavor is quite complex, milky chocolate, malty sweetness and it has a fizzy, medium watery mouthfeel. Very nice stout in my humble opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Can; Color: Black with a thick creamy head (milkshake consistancy). Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, roasted, malt. Flavor: Thickest beer I have tried thus far, creamy and smooth combines chocolate with malt. It is sweet, but not overpoweringly so.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trapters (118) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma possui café e chocolate. Espuma cremosa. Cor preta. Sabor de chocolate no retrogosto. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2000
Like the Youngs Oatmeal Stout, the bottled version is better. The canned version seems less substantive, lacking the flavor profiles of the bottles version. Very creamy though.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2001
Interesting and definitely chocolatey. Vaguely reminiscent of liquid bakers chocolate. Mild as far as stouts go.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
texasanarchist99 (15) - Huntsville, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Quite a bit too thick; even for a stout. Massive head, passable flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2003 Chocolate and vanilla, sweet and thin, with minimal roast, a bit unexciting, but easy to drink, not complex at all, some nice flavour though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Probably drank too cold. Apparent chocolate taste. I think I should have purchased the bottled version.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerRhino99 (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2002 does not count
yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
Slight chocolate aroma, deep brown with a huge long lasting cappuccino head. Chocolate, some coffee and roasted hops bitterness. Fairly smooth and creamy. Good, but I’d like more of a chocolate taste.


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