Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darwenus (672) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
Young’s Double Chocolate smelled better than it tastes, although it doesn’t taste bad. It’s a mild stout with a strong bite at the end, and hints of dark chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steeleliver (122) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 Poured from a can, which wasn’t preferable but of necessity. Thick laced head with a lot of volume on top of a pitch black chocolate beer. Stout was fairly standard, the chocolate wasn’t as evident as would have expected. Quite smooth taste, palate was excellent. I would want to try it on tap, bottle was underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fr0ztbyte (12) - - JUN 16, 2012
My girlfriend isn’t a fan and even she enjoyed the not-so-overpowering chocolate taste. Not overly sweet and the malts add a great aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strangehorse (66) - - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle - at home - a fabulous stout with a sweet taste, but depth of flavour. More character than normal stouts. Looking forward to finding a draught version in London

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (888) - DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Can(s) at home (sadly I can’t find the bottled version anymore - that is slightly better). Thick, creamy, very sweet and smooth. Almost too sweet...but I love it anyway. The best chocolate stout I’ve ever had. This beer is an indulgence I often allow myself at the end of an evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Nice stout with some hints of chocolate and a very pleasing malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel was smooth but a little thin and not as thick and chewy as I usually prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2012
(50 cl bottle) Dark brown colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, milk chocolate and roasted, with notes of vanilla and hints of dried wood. Light to medium bitterness, with just a little bit of sweetness. Texture is neither sticky nor chewy, but I would not call it thin either. Carbonation is soft. Finish is dryish, with a cocoa/chocolate aftertaste. Good, but you have to be in the mood for chocolate and cocoa to enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (807) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (845) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (1222) - 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

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