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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3524   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.


ChristerL99's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
OH MY GOD, while at first it’s hard to taste the chocolate, it is definately there, I recommend this beer for a football game, beer in one hand, chocolate chip cookie in the other. Can you say "heaven?"


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
JasonTeraani (4) - BRAZIL - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Nada de especial. Um pouco amarga, espuma cremosa porém pouco persistente. Fica bom harmonizando com chocolate

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (40) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
Can from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is roasted malt with cocoa. Appearance is gorgeous! Beautiful poor with creamy beige 1-finger width head with good retention, cascading carbonation, and thick lacing. Black opaque color. Taste is medium sweetness up front and pleasant medium bitterness on the back end--well balanced and not too far on either end. Palate is creamy, full bodied with only the mildest hint of carbonation, consistent with type. Nice long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (341) - - APR 8, 2015
Dark brown colour with almost no head. Aroma od roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate and once again: chocolate. The taste is similar: a lot of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, sugar etc. First half of bottle is interesting to dring than it become harder and harder with every draught. For me is too malty, too sweet but afterteste is somehow watery. A little bottle would be enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smogunner (9) - BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015 does not count
O Sabor de chocolate amargo faz valer a pena. Pouco cremosa, pouca espuma. Vale a experiência.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4408) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate. Medium w, flavour of cocoa, smooth and malty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (138) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Pours hazy black with nice lasting head chocolate powers through as you would expect from a beer called double chocolate difficult one for me to rate as it smells good looks good and tastes good but a stout should taste like a stout with hints of chocolate not the other way round a nice beer non the less

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (536) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
on tap,poured into a pint glass..dark with a fluffy tan head..aroma of chocolate,roasted nuts,coffee..malty,dry,sweet...ehhh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobroman (568) - Torun, POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Intensive aroma of chocolate with some oats. Small off-white head. Almost completely black colour. Great and intensive taste of roasted malts with noticeable roasted bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1084) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
draught can; Very Dark brown with purple hilites; thick foamy tan head; aroma is malt roast chocolate; flava is rich malt roast chocolate notes; feels medium to thick and creamy; finishes dry roasty hints of chocolate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (77) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Piana g?sta, mocna i puszysta z br?zow? barw?, przywodzi na my?l mus czekoladowy, kawowy. D?ugo cho? bez przesady utrzymuje si? na powierzchni, topniej?c, pozostaje do samego ko?ca degustacji. Zapach czekolady, a w?a?ciwie kakao, pralinek, i s?abej kawy. Smak ma?o wyra?ny, zamiast czekolady wyczuwalne nadzienie kakao z pralinek, jakby suche, sproszkowane. Goryczka na finiszu ka?dego ?yku, ca?kiem przyzwoita. To w?a?nie goryczka dostarcza najwi?cej czekolady, ale czy jest to "double"? Young?s Double Chocolate jest zdecydowanie zbyt wodnisty, brakuje mu cia?a, a nasycenie jest niskie. Kiedy pierwszy raz pi?em tego Young’sa, a by?o to jakie? 10 lat temu troch? inaczej go zapami?ta?em. Dla tego dzisiaj oczekiwa?em czego? wi?cej, wi?cej czekolady, wi?cej s?odyczy i g?sto?ci.


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