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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Sept, 2002: Bottle. Contains chocolate essence and real bars of Cadbury’s chocolate melted into the final boil. Silky smooth and deeply delicious, with some smokey flavours lingering around. [3.4]
Dec, 2004: Nitro can. Many brewers have taken the example of Guinness and brought out their stouts in nitro versions. Youngs have now done it with their already creamy chocolate stout and the result is an overkill of smoothness. When pouring the nitrogenated beer out of the can it looks interesting just like liquid chocolate, though it does soon settle into a more normal black stout colour, The chocolate and the nitro does push this too far in the wrong direction. In the <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=55&FanOfID=4383>St Stew Off. this tasted pleasant enough but compared unfavourably with the more interesting chocolate malt flavours of the Titanic Stout. [3.2]

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - MAR 22, 2005
i might be drinking this beer too cold, but the aroma is mild. the taste is ok, w/ a hint of chocolate at the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
where is the double chocolate. there doesnt seem to be much going on here. smell is malty with slight chocolate. taste is chocolate but not nearly as strong a the name would suggest. mouth feel is smooth at first then dry. good but not great. supprised it ranked this high.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
When my friend and I looked up this beer to see what people were saying here, we could not have been more excited. Chocolate and beer sounds like a winning combination, if it’s done right. I half expected this to pour out like pure chocolate syrup, or at least taste like a Guinness that had accidentally been gifted of the Mayans’ liquid gold. The pour was uneventful, a black liquid capped of a small fizzy tan head. The aroma was very straightforward, seeming like heavily roasted malts. The flavors echoed the nose and only added a disagreeable burnt bitterness. It felt like drinking really bad coffee mixed with pure over-roasted cocoa beans. What a disappointment! Needs a lot more sweetness for balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Very disappointed with this. A friend of mine really built it up...when I drank it I recall thinking there was nothing there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2005
This beer poured a nice black velvety color with a brownish head. The head was small and faded quickly, but laced out when it did. Chocolate was slightly prevalent in the aroma as well as the taste. I didn’t catch the double chocolate, but a very good beer non the less. It was much weaker than I expected, and sweeter too. No real bite or complexity to it, I have to say I was rather dissappointed for a beer in the top 95 percent. But dont get me wrong, it was a very enjoyable beer, I will definantly drink this agian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, and malts. Flavor was the same. Not as good as I thought this brew was going to be. I was kind of dissapointed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2006
The aroma is very chocolatey, which was great. However, the flavour is unfortunatey difficult to enjoy given the low viscosity and complete lack of an aftertaste (it seemed like nothing lingered on my palate at all). The flavor was mildly chocolatey, and a bit roasty.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarf (8) - Lancaster, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2006 does not count
Very nice, I wonder is there is little spin on this beer as I thought it was good for a stout but not the best and considerng the premium price perhaps it should have been.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle. Good not Great. Pours near black, with relatively small, beige head. More pebbly than foamy. Good chocolate taste without being gritty in your mouth like a Rogue Chocolate Stout.


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