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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3288   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (741) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours a beautiful pitch black with a good sized tan head that leaves some lacing. Excellent aromas of dark chocolate and cocoa. Flavors consist of the same but are a little weaker. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with a moderately bitter sweet finish. A very good stout.


3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AVLarsen (42) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Very lovely chocolate brew. A taste of licorice and chocolate. Long lasting taste. A good aperitif.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
swibbo (4) - Marystown, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Great look, looks like a stout shold, pours nice thick, but quick evaoporating head. Dark Caramel in color, Smells of coffee and chocolate (mocha) with a hint of walnut and raisin. Taste almost exactly like the smell, but the chocolate quicky goes away after the first few sips, but does kind of come back at the finish. Overall, not a bad stout, but I’ve had much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (279) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a tanned head. Rich chocolate smell with a hint of coffee. Slight sour taste but finishes with a strong chocolate and roast finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerbaron42 (41) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Lovely full stout with the chocolate coming through. It lacks a depth of flavour to take it over 4 stars for me though. But still lovely! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (235) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
Nitrocan. Pours thick and black. Small, thick and creamy light tan head. Chocolate and coffe aroma, taste is chocolate sweet and coffe-like bitter. Almost no carb, creamy mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. NiceFinishes with licqorice...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (239) - - APR 7, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, sweet but not too sweet. Very smooth and quite creamy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle, pours dark black, with beige colored head, tastes of chocolate and coffee, very slight bitter finish. Nice stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle tesco. Blackish colour slight head. Aroma is choc dark malts. Taste same some some dark malts. Quite thin body soft carbonated. Ok stuff

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (64) - - APR 4, 2014
IRoasty and chocolate aromas. Great flavor with full body. Really good biterness. Nice stout Filip

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TommyFi (73) - ITALY - APR 4, 2014
Di color nero impenetrabile con una fantastica schiuma di color nocciola fine e cremosa ma purtroppo evanescente. Profuma di fave di cacao, di cioccolato al latte, di cacao in polvere, toffee, vaniglia e una leggera punta di liquirizia. In bocca, anche se le sensazioni olfattive lasciano presagire un certo corpo, è fine e delicata, di facile beva. Finale tostato molto persistente.


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