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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3559   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.


3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2333) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2001
Interesting and a great way to get chicks to drink a stout. It really wows people when they taste how chocolately this can be.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Its okay, not great -- aroma was outstanding, head was fluffy and short lived. Slight chocolate taste that was distracted by the weak body and relatively unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Chocolate aroma is really what saved this one for me -- I’d prefer Sam Adams Cream Stout or Anchor Porter over this, but I wouldn’t pass it over. Perhaps I will rerate one day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
This is a good stout. Very chocolatey. I can’t compare it to the bottled version, but it was an enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eeast99 (3) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2002 does not count
Silky mouth feel and mild chocolate taste, I enjoyed this stout on draught and found it a tad bit light for a double chocolate stout, and almost imperceptibly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2003
Black, with an off-white head. Perfume- and soap-feel in the flavor. Kind of scurty. Clear flavor also of dark chocolate or cacaopowder. Still fresh and watery.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
Mind you, I looked at the bottom of this and noticed it expired 8 months ago. Rather bitter and unpleasant. Has a nice creamy flavor which i appreciate and is a fabulous looking beer. Probably only rated this low because it's so old.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Starts light and hoppy, not a very strong chocolate flavour, yet very nice. Large head mostly diminishes with no lacings. Nice body, creamy texture, and the finish is short and sweet. It's a good all-around chocolate brew, but I wish there was more chocolate to it.


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