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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3577   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.


DeweyDell's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
This isn’t one of my favorite beers, but I thought I had better come back and rate it because I’ve found myself drinking it more often lately. Definitely lots of dark chocolate flavors in this. It’s somewhere between Bell’s Expedition Stout and Guinness in the mouthfeel.... a little on the watery side compared to good stuff, but it’s pretty drinkable and is better than most stuff you can buy in a can. Something that you might not know, is that this is a wonderful beer to mix. Try this mixed 50/50 with Lindemans Framboise for a "chocolate covered raspberry" (this is a girl drink, but dudes like it too, it just tastes good), or have this with a couple scoops of ice cream in it for an awesome beer float. That might sound blasphemous, but just try it and you’ll find yourself craving it. =)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a tan head and nice lacing. Taste of chocolate, roasted dark malts and coffee. Lively carbonation, medium body. Fantastic stout!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (335) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Very solid choc stout - delivers decent hit of choc and as promised, not too sweet - disappeared all too quickly down my cake hole - not earth shaking but bloody good.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (368) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
-Big toffee and Roasty coffee taste -Notes of Vanilla,caramel,syrup -fainter than expected chocolate note comes through late -well carbonated -roasty,chocolaty finish Very good,though i expected more chocolate

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1073) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2015
Dark brown with medium yellow head. Nice vanilla aroma. Bitter, dry roasted malt bit smoked taste with chocolate and vanilla notes, bit dusty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (178) - - AUG 25, 2015
Väldigt mörk brun öl med krämig ljusbrun skumkrona. Doftar choklad, kaffe, malt. Smakar i samma bana och är riktigt bra tycker jag. Inte alls någon överdriven sötma och en precis lagom beska. Lättdrucken utan att det sticker åt något håll. Gillas verkligen! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arcraw (20) - - AUG 24, 2015
Chocolishus. Powerfull taste of cocoa and a hint of coffe and liquorice. The experience takes you back to Wonkas faktory for adults.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Can @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with beautiful beige creamy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, intense chocolate and some faint dark fruits. palette strong chocolate aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, medium sweetness, somewhat balanced by an low to average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice chocolate stout

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
honda (10) - - AUG 18, 2015
This is my top stout. Very nice foam and aroma. Nice full body with nice chocolate aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aragh (76) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Kolor hebanowy, nieprzejrzyste, piana drobna, opada do kożuszka, oblepia szkło. W zapachu czekolada i nuta paloności. W smaku wytrawne, nuty palone i wyrazista bardzo gorzka czekolada. Goryczka niska, szybko zanika, zostaje echo gorzkiej czekolady. Lekka kwaśność, podobna do kawowej.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (98) - - AUG 13, 2015
This beer seemed a little watered down. It was hard taste the chocolate in the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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