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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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. 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.

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4.7
dante_3_16 (5) - - FEB 3, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2019 One of my favs, nice and strong chocolate aroma, tastes just like it, I like it better in bottle since the oxygen of the canned version makes it lose some of its character

3.7
steveddy (82) - Chichester, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2019 Toasty toasty chocolaty nose. Thick dark pour with tan head. Mouthfeel creamy. Cocoa comes through well but not overpowering. More of this in my life please

4.9
razieee (5) - - FEB 2, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2019 Elkepeszto. Nem szeretem a Guinness utanzatokat de ez legalabv olyan jó! Nagyüzemi sose fog kihalni 🤘

3.5
MattiasJohnson (34) - - FEB 1, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2019 Mmm... mycket fina chokladtoner. Underbart till frukost en lat solig söndag

3.7
HopsWarden20 (297) - Beijing CN / Vevey CH, SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2019 330ml bottle [email protected] Beijing China [email protected] 2017.09.13 外观 黑色不透明酒身 一指棕白色均匀小颗粒泡沫 消散快 香气 葡萄干 香草 蜜饯 巧克力 焦糖 烘培麦芽 味道 强烈的葡萄干和巧克力风味 回味 整体微酸 夹杂着些淡淡的烘培麦芽带来的苦 持续时间较久 口感 酒体有轻微滑腻感 沙口感不强 涩感极其微弱 酒精感无

3.6
Thomas_W1 (1417) - Rastatt, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2019 Flasche 0,5l: Schwarz, kräftige Trübung, kräftiger stabiler mittelporiger beiger Schaum; süße + würzige Nase, kräftige malzige Süße, dunkle/eingelegte Früchte, kräftige Röstaromen, Röstmalz, Malzzucker, dunkles Karamell, dunkle Schokolade, getrocknete Früchte, Backpflaumen; sehr süßer + würziger Körper, kräftige Röstaromen, Hopfennoten, dunkle Früchte, leicht fruchtige Säure, Röstmalz, Malzzucker, dunkles Karamell, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, massiv dunkle Schokolade, Nüsse, Kaffee; angenehmer würzig-trockener Nachgang mit kräftigen Röstaromen

4.1
Cava1997 (17) - - JAN 8, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2019 Una stout davvero ottima, note di cioccolato e caffè davvero presenti e persistenti. Consiglio

3.5
Rask0lnikov (2306) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2018 A review which sopposed to be about Põhjala Loits. But Pudel bar served this beer from the keg. On tap at Pudel bar. Bit hazy dark brown colour. Moderate beige head. Cocoanibs, vanilla, oak, slight hints of coconut and notes of peat in the aroma. Aroma is quite complex and reminds some of the Kernel dark beers. Surprisingly light body. Cocoa, woody notes, vanilla, roasted malts, slight sourness in the taste. Oak, smoke, slight sourness, cocoanibs and notes of peat in the aftertaste. Rather dry finish. The body of the beer is very thin and it has a big influence on the elements of the taste. The beer is not bad, but by the body and due to watery notes I have to say this not exactly excellent stout. Due to the bitterness I also cant see how this can develop in the cellar. There are things which I particulary enjoy in this beer, but these things do make it together has a whole.

3.3
OsuStu (382) - - DEC 2, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2018 440 ml can. Black color with a dense, frothy, and creamy off white head. Aroma is dark and roasty malt, vanilla, cream, and cocoa. Some bitter chocolate but somewhat muddled. Wood ash and toffee. Silky with mild carbonation. I fear this is an old can...

3.3
tape7 (79) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2018
How: bottle Head: two finger, light tan. Dissipates quickly. Colour: very dark brown almost blak Aroma: chocolate, caramel, sweet, slight coffee Taste: thin/ medium body, lively carbonation creates rather velvety mouthfeel, chocolate, some campfire, rather sweet. Sweet chocolatey aftertaste that fades a bit too soon.


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