Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.

AlGreen99's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Im not a huge chocolate fan, that is why this lacks in my flavour department. Other than the extremely apparent chocolate taste it also has a sweet after taste. Hard to drink more than two in a row.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (879) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are chocolate syrup, chocolate milk, vanilla and marshmallows with ashy and nutty notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, thin texture, watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eManu (502) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
From a 33cl bottle, pours a black to brown with a nice tan head that did not stay long. Aroma is little, with hints of chocolate. Flavors of light sweet chocolate, hints of coffee, light cream. Light creamy body but not much. Quite disappointed really, from all the good things I heard of it, I can’t find it. Very watery body, I was really expecting something "Double" rich finish, but not really. it is not bad in flavors, but lots is lacking. the end of the beer got better, but it was the end, so it is disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
It has a very good aroma of good chocolate and you will also find a light aroma of coffee. The flavor is pronounced chocolate, all the way through to the final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4457) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of chocolate and dark malts. Similar taste, chocolate, dark malts and roasted aromas. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Light body. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kennybates (10) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2015
This is fucking delicious. Mild bitter taste, lots of coffee flavor, and CHOCOLATE. Wonderful stout flavor and scent. I love this brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierdimpfe (5) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
Opaque black color. The brown foamy head dies fast but creates strong legs. Visually a little dull. Aromas and flavors of cocoa, coffee, nuts, herbal spices. Extra rich toasty and strong bitter taste of chocolate and coffee. Overwhelming spices and too bitter for my taste, should be more sweet. Creamy heavy body with faint carbonation. Chalky with chunks of detritus. Very long bitter and strong invading mouth coating. An average beer with a treacherous smell. I find it hard to drink and tasted better local chocolate beers...Disappointed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spatenfan (58) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2015
On tap. Best Chocolate stout I’ve ever had. It’s all there, roastiness, coffee, malt forward. Sweet without being cloying. The chocolate blends into all that perfectly. Great Beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (888) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2015
On tap. @Cervecería L´Artesana, La Felguera 02/10/2015. Color negro, espuma beige, aromas malta chocolate intenso, sabor chocolate, dulce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (265) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Gilesgate, Durham. Pours black with a foamy, diminishing, light tan head. The aroma is rich and bittersweet with coffee and chocolate, which carries through into the flavour, which again is rich, smoky and bitter, with some chocolate (less than expected), black coffee and bbq notes to a finish that is thinner than expected. A bit harsh on the whole, some enjoyable flavours but a bit of an effort getting through a whole pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROSE1962 (113) - POLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Barwa czarna, piana beżowa, kożuszek utrzymuje się do końca. W smaku nuty palone, ciemna czekolada, nuty kawowe. Wytrawne na finiszu, lekko cierpkie. W aromacie dominują nuty czekoladowe, kakao.

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