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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3371   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.
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.


trubucho's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trubucho (20) - - MAR 27, 2003
I was a little dissappointed... seemed a little light on the palate (some of the higher reviews seemed to have liked that fact) ... the flavor was enjoyable, but not my favorite. Definitely worth a try, but ill stick with others of the genre


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1796) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pint nitro can served in a pint glass. Generous, durable and creamy tan head covers a near-black, opaque body. Flavor has a rich, well-balanced mix of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Mildly bitter. Creamy smooth mouthfeel is a tad thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (37) - - AUG 22, 2014
Drink cold (8-10°C). Eye: pours a dark brown colour with rapidly dissipating beige to brown head. few carbonation. Nose: coffee, roasted malts. Mouth: coffee, dark chocolate, mocca and dark dryed fruit, raisins and coriander. Palate: coffee, roasted malts and spices. Overall: nice stout. bit watery though but nice taste of mocca

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (173) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5 l. Cloudy dark brown liquid. Average tan head. Medium body, medium to heavy carbonation. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Dark chocolate aroma. Well balanced and drinkable. A bit too carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lobs_ols (68) - LATVIA - AUG 18, 2014
Almost black, strong gray-brown head. Lovely chocolate and roasted malt on the nose. Sweet - but balanced - taste with hints of chocolate and a lovely bitter cocoa finish. This is just what the approaching winter requires. Just lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschoolaf (1) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
OMG is this a great beer! Just in Safeway and decided to try the single bottle section and I’m really glad I did. This beer left a very good impression and I will for sure re-purchase

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
09xx (5) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
DAYYUUMMMM nous avons ici une stout sans arrière goût âcreux comme la guiness ou autres marques populaires. Elle sent très bon et possède un goût très parfumé. À essayer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Nitro can into a pint glass. Pours a deep black, with a large finely bubbled head that lasts and leaves good lacing. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and dark malt, with a creamy mouth feel and a medium finish. Very pleasant chocolate flavor, with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (725) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
0,5l fles gedeeld met nikos. Zwart met een fijne bruine kraag. Cacao geur met brood tonen. Smaak Is donkere chocolade en erg mooi in balans de toegevoegde suiker Is niet echt terug te vinden. Topper

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (173) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle pour. Thick black and chocolately. I was expecting something much sweeter and was pleasantly surprised with how balanced this was.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lewiscb (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
I got this on draft. Tall pint glass. Low head. Pours dark black with a dark tan one finger head. Aroma is chocolatey, some caramel. Sweet chocolate on the taste buds. More on the chocolate side but still a touch of coffee. Very smooth and drinkable stout. Not overly rich nor high ACV. Very pleasant.


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