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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3524   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5357) - Southampton, 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 (1272) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Furseth (2007) - 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 (1031) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (965) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
I cant agree with other ratings Ive seen here about this beer, I dont know, maybe I had a bad bottle. Pretty dark, with lighter edges, minimal head that didnt last out of the bottle. Lots of roast in the aroma, with dark chocolates. Flavor was thin and watery I thought, not good. I am used to drinking Speedway a lot, so my palate is adjusted differently. Sweet chocolate and licorice at first with a subtle bitter and dry finish, low alcohol, no warming. Not too excited about this one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
This is a a very rich stout. Chocolate aroma and flavor is very strong. I also get a small amount of coffee in the aftertaste. Very nice chocolate stout

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 6, 2007
estremamente cioccolatosa, diventa stucchevole se bevuta da sola e non accompagnata a qualche porcellata. Con un paninazzo magari non troppo sordido, tuttavia, si può bere tranquillamente e anzi fa pro. Assaggiata al Corsaro Nero (non ricordo il prezzo).


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