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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3517   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Furseth (2000) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle: Black colur with a light brown foam. Aroma of chocolate and toffee.Light bitternes in the end. Flavor is almost the same, smouth medium finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
pours black and muddy with a nice brown head. Aroma is toasted malts and chocolate, sweet yeast, cookies. Flavor is a great ablance of toasted malts and bitterness, chocolate finish. Medium to full bodied, creamy, softly carbonated. Great example of style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Pours deep black with an effervescent tan head. Aromas of anise and sweet malt; no hop bouquet. Very malty (no surprise) taste with just a hint of smoke; not as sweet as I had thought it would be. Very full bodied with a soda-like carbonation. Not crazy about the weak finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AskForJenny (1029) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 500ml - First experience with a sweet stout. Beautiful on the pour, really thick head and sticky lace. The nose did not betray anything about the palate, which was a big glass of brownies. Not for everyday use but certainly interesting enoguh to make it into the yearly rotation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
bottled. dark pour with a thick consistency. This tasted a bit flat to me, maybe an old bottle. the chocalate flavor was nill considering the "double chocolate" label and only a mild hint of coffee. I would not buy this again at this price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Chocolaty, malty aroma and a dark brown head with nice lacing; rich, oily mouthfeel; rich smoked malt and chocolate flavor; a touch of hops; cocoa finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Dark black appearance. Smell is primarily chocolate (no surprise). Taste is chocolate, with some coffee notes, and a nice bitter aftertaste. Not as generous a helping as I prefer stouts, but damn fine regardless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Dark pour with a thick chocolate head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste of chocolate malt. Dry carbonation. This suffers from lack of mouth feel. Fairly thin.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeMerry (37) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with creamy cocoa head. Aroma of hops and perhaps cinnamon; later chocolate liqueur notes, as liquid warms.Chocolate prominent in initial taste followed by musty, slightly sour bittersweetness, malt and coffee. Reminds of the last swallows of a diluted kalua cocktail without the sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2008
A little overrated, but pretty good. Dissapointingly light bodied and weak. Had a cherry cola kind of flavor that I did not appreciate. Lightly sweet chocolatey taste and finish. No hops. Easily drinkable. Not very complex.


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