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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3494   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. 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estpiwo (1308) - - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color, little head. Aroma of roasted malts, or coffee aroma. Flavor was little bit smoky, like bitter chocolate, medium spicy. Nice medium bitter aftertaste


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
promontor (71) - HUNGARY - FEB 28, 2015
0.5l bottle, from British Store. Mild, sweetish roasted aroma. Thick silky, creamy, light-brown foam. Black body. Foam tastes bittersweet. The beer itself is about chocolate. Dark, bittersweet chocolate. Very mild and harmonic carbonation, perfect palate. Nice bitterish, mildly roasted aftertaste, again with dark chocolate. Maybe a bit of coffee, maybe not. A very straightforward, one dimensional beer: a tribute to dark chocolate. However, all components (aroma, head, body, palate) perfectly harmonize and that deserves a credit.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (294) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2015
bottle at home. black color, coffee colored head, smells of coffee, light smoky, chocolate, very nice smell. medium body, taste of chocolate, very medical, bitter / sweetness, some roastiness. liked the smell a lot better than the taste. good though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (538) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
(Nitrocan) Malt and chocolate aroma. Black body with a creamy tan one finger head that coats the glass. Creamy dry chocolate taste with a touch of sweetness. Light bitterness. Feels thick and silky. Clean smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (91) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 6 / 83

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle at Tim OTooles. Poured almost black with beige head. Aroma sweet malty choc. Light carb med bod. Tastes malty light choc banana. Ok

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (76) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2015
Completamente turva, negra. Espuma densa e duradoura. Olfato puro de café torrado, mais intenso quando abri a garrafa, se esvai com o tempo. Paladar intenso, torrado, pouco de chocolate. Aftertaste intenso e duradouro que acompanha o paladar inicial.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2578) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
Tap@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Dark medium roasted and sweet malty, lots of chocolate/cocoa, brown sugar, caramel, creamy texture, decent enough but prefer on cask.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DraganC (15) - SLOVENIA - FEB 23, 2015
Nice dark colour with very nice foam. Aroma is very chocolat-ish but the taste not so much. It is not so sweet as expected and has more bitter than sweet ending. Very interesting and overall good beer.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
puren (123) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Prezentacja: czarne, nieprzejrzyste, oczka w pianie od drobnych po grube, a ona sama opada szybko do kożuszka ;
Aromat: aromat słodki, lekko czekoladowy, estrowy, palony - niezbyt mocny ;
Smak: kwaśny od paloności, czekoladowy, może bardziej kakaowy ;
Odczucie: wodniste, średnio nasycone, aksamitne, delikatny posmak czekolady ;
Ogólnie: nawet jak na stout strasznie wodniste w odczuciu, a w smaku to woda z kakao; słabe

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (210) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 330 ml bottle. Appearance is midnight black, topped with a couple inches of light tan foam. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, a very light touch of coffee. Flavor is also sweet milk chocolate with a hint of coffee, vanilla, and honey. Hop flavor is moderate. Palate is low carbonation with mild sweetness. Easy to drink good beer.


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