Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3580   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.

truckie455's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1136) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from the bottle into a tall glass to drink. The beer had a dark brown-black color with a good-sized foamy and creamy off-white head with shorter retention, good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured chocolate malt, along with caramel and toffee a bit of coffee, and some earthy and grainy hops. The taste was somewhat sweet with chocolate and caramel but also had quite a bit of earthy and chocolate bitterness. It was a wet and somewhat watery beer with a full, wet mouthfeel and lots of carbonation and life.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (376) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Pours a nice thick black with a cocoa head. Aroma is of dark chocolate. Quite a disappointing taste though. Thick but lacking in much flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleRider78 (226) - - AUG 31, 2015
Oh wow. Poured a nice thick creamy mocha coloured head. Very good lacing. Extremely dark brown appearance. Has aromas of roasted malts, dark coffee grinds, mints, toffee. Man! Nice assorted flavours, very chocolatey, also some coffee, vanilla, spices, caramel. Very much flavourful. Pretty smooth creamy mouthfeel as well. This is good stuff indeed!! Definitely gonna be picking this up again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a tan head and nice lacing. Taste of chocolate, roasted dark malts and coffee. Lively carbonation, medium body. Fantastic stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (335) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Very solid choc stout - delivers decent hit of choc and as promised, not too sweet - disappeared all too quickly down my cake hole - not earth shaking but bloody good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (374) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
-Big toffee and Roasty coffee taste -Notes of Vanilla,caramel,syrup -fainter than expected chocolate note comes through late -well carbonated -roasty,chocolaty finish Very good,though i expected more chocolate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1077) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2015
Dark brown with medium yellow head. Nice vanilla aroma. Bitter, dry roasted malt bit smoked taste with chocolate and vanilla notes, bit dusty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (181) - - AUG 25, 2015
Väldigt mörk brun öl med krämig ljusbrun skumkrona. Doftar choklad, kaffe, malt. Smakar i samma bana och är riktigt bra tycker jag. Inte alls någon överdriven sötma och en precis lagom beska. Lättdrucken utan att det sticker åt något håll. Gillas verkligen! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arcraw (21) - - AUG 24, 2015
Chocolishus. Powerfull taste of cocoa and a hint of coffe and liquorice. The experience takes you back to Wonkas faktory for adults.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Can @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with beautiful beige creamy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, intense chocolate and some faint dark fruits. palette strong chocolate aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, medium sweetness, somewhat balanced by an low to average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice chocolate stout

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