Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (824) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2003
chocolate scented nose, dark disipating head, no lacing, strong chocolate tones, dark hue and full bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2003
When you first pour this it looks like a nice mocha...creamy top dark rich coloring. You can smell the coffee and chocolate scents. However you smell those scents more then you can taste them. This is very smooth and creamy but I think it lacks alot of taste. You get the slight hint of chocolate flavorings along with a weak coffee taste. Not bad for something different but I wouldn't rush out for more anytime soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2003
This starts out w/ all the right intentions, but disappoints at the end. It starts w/ a nice chocolate nose, tan head w/ a dark body and some up front chocolate flavor, but finishes a bit thin an watery. The body of this beer is too thin to make it work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2003
Bottled. Black with a creamy beige head. Lacy to the finish. Bitter dark chocolate aroma, following through to the tongue. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Fare enough it’s called chocolate stout, but no beer should taste this much like chocolate?

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