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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3292   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.


truckie455's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2003
I had this on tap at Eli Cannon's in Middletown. It appeared a very dark black, but was lighter up close. The head was too thin and didn't stick around. The taste was excellent with (obviously) strong hints of chocolate and some coffee. It had some bitterness and finished smooth.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (110) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
Ohh la la chocolate galore! Very smooth malty and of course bitter chocolate beer, easy to drink and very satisfying ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 13.11.14. Pours black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, cocoa powder, and milk chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, creamy, roast, and slightly fruity. .Finish is creamy, but also long coffee bitterness. Overall: very nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1589) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
Nitro tap at The Oak Cafe. Pours pitch black with a medium sized thick creamy head that just sits there. Aromas are dark chocolate, cocoa powder and cream. Tastes like dry dark chocolate and cream. Only a very light sweetness here and a light bitterness in the finish. Full body with a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Cool beer but I prefer my chocolate stouts to be richer, sweeter, and with more complexity.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cimbasso (8) - - APR 24, 2014 does not count
This is a rich, dark and luxurious beer. It has a mouth-filling chocolatey taste which, somewhat surprisingly is not at all sweet, just very rich. The head is creamy and tan coloured. Well-balanced and great tasting, this is a brilliant beer for a cold winter's evening.

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
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 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. Was one of my favorites at one point, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (294) - 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 (239) - 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 (250) - - APR 7, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, sweet but not too sweet. Very smooth and quite creamy.


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