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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3355   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.
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Theres the old stnadard caned stout color change, ending with tan on black. Aroma is faintly chocolate, and nothing too special. Flavor is a somewhat chalky roasted chocolate feel. It ends with too chalky a mouthfeel, and a thin on at that.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Deep dark color with a tannish head. Pale chocolate, malty aroma. The essence of chocolate is there in the flavor just not overwhelming. Semi-dry, roasted mouthfeel. Has a slight bite of hops just not the ceamy sensation. I hope I got an old pint because this beer did not exceed expectations.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark brown in colour with a small head,aroma is of dairy milk and malt,taste is of fizzy bitter chocolate with some coffee.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2006
500ml bottle. Aroma: Chocolate really jumps out. More of a chocolate brownie than a pure chocolate aroma. Dark malt with notes of vanilla, dried cherries, and a faint wood smell. Appearance: Dark brown with small garnet highlights. Head was light tan, big and foamy. Head diminished pretty quickly into a small cap. Moderate lacing. Flavor: Some maltiness with notes of coffee. Chocolate is there, but not as I would have liked. Flavor seems a little flat and lacking the punch I was expecting. A bit of vanilla extract flavor in the finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: A little disappointing. Was expecting more of a chocolate experience. This is just a nice stout with a touch of chocolate added. Not very remarkable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Not quite ’double’ chocolate, this was silky smooth and very creamy. Not as chocolatey as I expected, but good nonetheless. Best when slightly below room temperature. You’re missing a lot of you drink it straight from the fridge.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Black with a huge creamy light brown head. Clear aroma of milkchocholate and rum which also dominates the flavor. Some roasted malt bitterness in the finish. Smooth watery palate

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1759) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Can. Black colour with small lasting creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and notes of coffe. Very sweet taste of chocolate. Thin palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icommonsewer (124) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
I’ve been told that the can with the widget tastes much better than the bottle... but we had the bottle and it has a sasparilla/rootbeer flavor thats just plain wierd

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Seems almost too watery to be a stout, but it is. There is a nice chocolate thing going on here but the body ruins it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alandudeman (25) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2007
After all the hype I was disappointed. There just wasn’t much chocolate there and as for the thick and creamy texture I expected, That was absent. What I tasted was better than average beer with the faintest touch of chocolate. I’m not sure if I just got a crappy bottle, but I would rather have paid double the price and bought a Yeti instead.


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