Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Very malty aroma with coffee, nutty, and roasted notes. Flavor was rich in roasted malts and dark chocolate. Dark brown color, with thin filmy brown head. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kkh369 (2) - - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
the aroma is not as strong as i thought it would be, and is sweeter than the actual taste, slightly "boozy". appearance is pretty black with a creamy tan head that lasts. taste is a decent balance between hoppy and malty, not as chocolatey as i expected, with a slightly bitter finish. just ok, not bad but not my favorite. i have had other "chocolate" porters and stouts i like better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1004) - CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Appearance: clear deep brown with two fingers of fluffy tan head, heavy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, roasty malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry bitter finish. (4/5) Easily the best thing that Wells & Young’s makes: rich chocolate flavour balanced with sweetness that, though emphatic, never comes across as cloying. It’s not complicated, by any means, but it’s fun. (And the free chocolate balls were good, too!) (16/20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (106) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Dobry czekoladowy stout. Ciemny w barwie z mala palona piana. W smaku dominuje slodycz i czekolada z chmielowym finiszem.ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Originally rated on 4/1/08- Youngs Double chocolate stout delivers what it promises. Aroma, flavor and appearance of dark chocolate influence, sweet but not overwhelming, well balanced. Worth a try stout fans.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sccp1910 (107) - BRAZIL - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma sensacional de chocolate. Aparência escura, totalmebte negra. Sabor balanceado entre o chocolate e um gostoso amargor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (831) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass at the "World of Beer" in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance- black as coal with a large tan colored head. Aroma- cocoa up front with a heavy dose of malt. Taste- chocolate and malt dominate, a very nice flavor. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (189) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2015
Bonne mais loin d’être transcendante non plus. Le nez est extrêmement faiblard, on sent un fond chocolat caféiné. La bouche est très équilibrée, assez amère mais reste légère et manque encore de corps pour moi. À tester éventuellement, pour ma part je ne pense pas y revenir.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (482) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours so dark no colour gets through with 2 fingers of head and great lacing. Its almost like drinking a smooth chocolate cream pie. One of the greatest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charentais17 (5) - strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2015 does not count
A very nice stout to taste without moderation. the chocolate taste is thin, with a long finish. A pure pleasure !!

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