Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 3595   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.

WVHouseofBeer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (943) - Tallahassee, 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.

   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 (870) - 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 (256) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wischylini (194) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
Deep dark black pour with a small tan head. Aromas are roasted malts, burnt bread, coffee, liquorice, and some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, dry. Mouthfeel is medium heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
szymonskc (97) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Barwa mocno czarna, nieprzejrzyste. W zapachu czekoladowe, lekko kawowe. W smaku słodkie, czekoladowe, kawowe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
VonVegesack (6) - - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
Något bränd smak. Lite besk eftersmak. En bra stout i min smak. Ska jag köpa en stout, passar denna mig ganska bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (447) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Tap. Pours a watery black with little head. Thin mouthfeel- not what I would expect from a stout. A bit of toasted malt flavor but not overly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theshaftyguy (8) - Gainesville, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Interesting beer, but still can’t hold a candle to the Samuel Smith Chocolate Stout. Check out my review of this beer >>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhOZDDYn1Zc

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