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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.

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GoDarkOrGoHome (37) - - FEB 25, 2018
An obvious and perhaps unfair criticism but it's too chocolaty for me. The bitterness of the dark chocolate flavours don't combine well with the sweetness and the thickness that may have made up for this just wasn't there. I feel it's a stout you will like if you expect to like it. I won't be going out of my way to taste this one again however.

DraftAromas7 (71) - SERBIA - FEB 25, 2018
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a lasting tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, some smoke. Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter cocoa, coffee with strange pepperily bitterness lingering behind. Slightly sweet. Thin mouthfeel.

17Beer (471) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2018
1 pint nitro can. Scents of malt and chalk. Pours dark black red. Classic tiny bubble creamy head. Massive chocolate tastes with trailing vanilla. Very sweet with a slight balancing single bitter note in the finish. Too much candy.

Daniel Bueno (2) - - FEB 22, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2018 Cerveja de coloracao marrom escuro, espuma bege, boa formação e persistência. Carnonatacao baixa condizente com estilo, aroma predominante de chocolate amargo, castanhas, nozes e leve torrefação do malte. No paladar corpo medio-baixo, chocolate mas a torra do malte predomina, aquecimento baixo e refrescancia média, retrogosto levemente amargo da torra do malte.

mandrilo00 (202) - CROATIA - FEB 5, 2018

Nurmis (911) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2018
0,5l bottle. Pours black with tanned head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Almost creamy. Good one.

adamnase (1048) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2018
50cl bottle. Poured almost black color with a beige frothy head. Aroma is chocolate and cocoa. Smooth palate, very delicious. Flavor is milk chocolate, some roastedness. Finish is dry, with chocolate in the aftertaste.

biilz (316) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2018
Аромат кофейный, с легким ликерным и ванильным оттенком. Цвет темный, с кофейной пенкой.Вкус в основе Бельгийский шоколад с почти незаметным оттенком ванили. Также ощущаются кофейные зерна. Пиво водянистое, легкое послевкусие ванили. Терпкость стаута почти не ощущается ан языке. В целом просто топ топчанский в этом сорте.

djcampbell (440) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2018
Dobrý stout, který je zas udělán trochu jinak, než jak sem zvyklý. Silné kávové tóny a suchá chuť bez sladkých tónů, ale spíš hořkých, což je sice pro mě dost originální zkušenost- nicméně mám radši sladší stouty :) I tak ale hodně dobré pivo.

Erasmies (24) - kitee, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2018
Foam is big and thick, not last very long though. It was really cool double color foam. Beer color is really dark brown. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted taste with hint of smudge, sweet aroma floating arounds and forces me to taste. After taste is fun, chocolate is haunting on mouth ages. Otherwise it has somehow watery first taste but in the middle you find strong dark coffee and roasted malt taste. Little sour and even booze like, also something coffeeliqueur even though only 5,2% volume. Bitterness is mild and only herbal. Mouthfeel is really bad and thin. Otherwise this beer could be awesome and have amazing potential.

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