overall
97
99
style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3801   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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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
artolan (13) - POLAND - APR 7, 2017
W aromacie mocna mleczna czekolada. Niestety w smaku zawodzi, bardzo wodniste i nijakie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (160) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
Botella 500ml. Color marron oscuro-negro.Espuma fina de color cafe. Bajando deja un rastro en el vaso.Aroma - cafe, chocolate, frutas secas, pan. Sabor chocolate, cafe,frutas secas, dulzor y amargor muy equilibrados. Tiene cuerpo sin mirar solo de 5,2%, postgusto prolongado y agradable con notas de amargor y dulzor sueve.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, & some almonds; Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee; Nicely balanced; Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5836) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a medium sized light brown head. Smells chocolate, malts, fudge, caramel. Tastes like a mix between malty, weirdly bitter and chocolate. I like the chocolate part but the rest is a bit of a downer to me. It does get better after a few sips though. Probably one of the best stouts I’ve had, but I can’t shake that I would’ve preferred it to be an imperial stout I guess.

It really grows on me. Adding some points.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawyerpc15 (96) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
I really enjoyed this as the chocalte did stand out and differentiated it from some other Stouts. It wasn’t at all sharp.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2017
Some toasted malts and more of a cocoa taste than chocolate. With 5,2% a bit on the thin side. Decent, though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (509) - - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle from LCBO, gift from Tami. Pours very dark with tan head. Aromas of raisins, chocolate, cherry, smells sweet. Light tasting sweetish stout, with flavours of chocolate, cherries, some roastiness. Dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (2024) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 18, 2017
500 ml bottle, bb 31/05/17, from Bottle Shop, Salzburg.
Dark brown body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, nuts, coffee, some dark fruits.
Tastes quite similar, with even a bit more chocolate, but also some toast and liquorice.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes medium sweet, medium roasty, a bit dry, a bit wooden, with cocoa, dark chocolate, some toast

Tasty. Smooth and dense, with lovely chocolate notes throughout, while not too sweet, with enough roastiness, very well balanced. Drinks pretty easy. Lovely, chatacterful style example.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (2449) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle from Tesco. Pours almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and hint of coffee. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium to full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (523) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Can - Pours black, off-white head. Nitro cube. Wasn’t impressed with this, it may be old. Chocolate, dark malts, fermented breads, hints of coffee and burnt muffins. Some hops on the backend. Lacking something.


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