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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (796) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana, vaahto on keskikokoinen ja väriltään vaaleanruskea. Haju on paahteisen ruisleipäinen, suklainen, maltainen, yrttinen ja hieman savuinen. Maku on paahteinen, ruisleipäinen, limppuinen, yrttinen, havuinen, tuhkainen ja hieman suklainen. Suutuntuma on tasaisen katkera ja hieman tunkkainen. Kokonaisuutena ihan mukiinmenevä stout, joskin turhan tunkkainen. Suklaata ei nimestä huolimatta hirveästi ainakaan omaan suuhun löydy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2013
Nera impenetrabile con schiuma marroncino e non molto persistente...il naso dominato da cacao e caffè, con una punta lattica....al gusto ritroviamo le stesse impressioni con un finale leggermente amaro...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Pours dark black with tan head, aroma is roast malt, taste is crisp, smooth, roast, coffee, and chocolate, delicious

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbbeyRoade (455) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 1st rating 3/3/2013: Only a slight malty/chocolatey aroma. Opaque black in color. Not a heavy body, but a very smooth and satisfying deep malty, roasty flavored beer with a good dark chocolate flavoring. The chocolate is not overpowering nor is it artificial- truly a match made in Heaven for this beer. 2nd rating 8/18/2013: Again, not a heavy chocolate flavor here. I could have used more chocolate or a thicker body because of its label as a "Double", but not a bad beer either way. Alcohol is not detectable easily at all. A smooth drink and enjoyable treat beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkline3 (16) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours very dark, jet black, slight tan head. Light aroma of cocoa. Best served well chilled, serious bittersweet chocolate flavors. Smooth and creamy on palate. Definitely a sipping beer. As it warms you get more bitter roast coffee taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Black. Lots of dark, raw, chocolate, a bit of pencil. Very dry-chocolate flavour. Sweet licorice. Soft and full body. Very flavourful stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3302) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1663) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013
44 cl can @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, cocoa, and a little roasted malt. Flavour is pretty much just like the aroma – with a slightly bitter finish.


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