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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3286   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kymeth (4) - South Pasadena, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008 does not count
This is truly delicious. Creamy in glass, and very nice color. Great flavor, clean aftertaste - not bitter or burnt - I especially enjoyed the dryness. Just truly tasty. I will be purchasing this again very soon.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1423) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2010
So good, so smooth, so sweet, so delicious. Like Guinness stout on steroids.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hammy78 (698) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
This beautiful stout is might at this time be my favorite. Pours dark dark brown. Smells sweet like chocolate, duh. Taste is much the same with the taste of creamy chocolate with some coffee undertones. Overall simply delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rauchbierlover (580) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2011
bottle @ Pourquoi Brasserie (Rome). Deep dark black with a froathy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and sugar. Starts sweet thanks to the chocolate malt, then ends in a very pleasant bitter way. A very good balanced beer .I’m not a big fan of stout, but this beer rocks!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kennybellew (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2012
I really enjoyed this stout. Creamy and feels great in the mouth. Nice chic and slight coffee flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kennyshomebrewing.blogspot.com

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lindagosings (1) - marshall, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
Goddess!!! so yummy and addictive...could substitute for hormone replacement therapy.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 This is one of my guilty pleasures (I say guilty because I can feel the calories accumulating when I drink this). Pours dark brown to black, with a nice foamy head. Looks nice and thick. You can immediately smell the chocolate, with some nice coffee / mocha and malt undertones. Really nice smell to start. Some beers don’t live up to the name, but you can tell by the smell alone that when it says ’Double Chocolate,’ that’s what you’re getting. Tastes very much like it smells, maybe just a smidgen less: strong chocolate, with a hint of coffee and some malt. Probably the strongest chocolate taste I’ve had in a chocolate stout -- which again, would be expected by the name. Wonderful mouth feel. Smooth and thick. Low carbonation. This sucker is almost like a beer shake. One of my favorites. A very nice chocolate stout that lives up to its name. Feels like an indulgence when I drink it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I love stouts, and I love chocolate. So, why shouldn’t I love the mixture of the two? This is a beautiful black beer with a medium sized tan coloured head. The aroma of chocolate hits you right away and the nostrils think that heaven is comin’ down. The flavour of this beer does not disappoint. Roasted malt, lots of chocolate, and some coffee hints lend to a great experience, all finished up by a unique bitterness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
I have had this in the bottle, can, and on draft and the quality is consistent. This is a full bodied, yet very smooth beer. The chocolate really comes through and it is like drinking a rich dessert. The base beer has just the right levels of dry hop to override to sweetness and make this a great beer any time.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (298) - 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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