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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2000
Like the Youngs Oatmeal Stout, the bottled version is better. The canned version seems less substantive, lacking the flavor profiles of the bottles version. Very creamy though.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Probably drank too cold. Apparent chocolate taste. I think I should have purchased the bottled version.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerRhino99 (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2002 does not count
yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
Slight chocolate aroma, deep brown with a huge long lasting cappuccino head. Chocolate, some coffee and roasted hops bitterness. Fairly smooth and creamy. Good, but I’d like more of a chocolate taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Sweet and fresh chocolate coffee aroma. Slight hops on second pour. Head is large, creamy and mostly lasting. Very dark body. Bitter coffee-like start with milk chocolate picking up in the finish. Overall flavor isn't too large, but it still seems a little heavy in the stomach.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
I was ready to fall in love with this one. Unfortunately, it's too rich, like drinking a dessert. The first few sips were fascinating, but ultimately, it was difficult finishing a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2334) - 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.


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