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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3772   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Tall tan head, midnight black color. Slight bitter chocolate taste wit a wonderful smooth silk in mout taste.. Went well with my dessert. A nice surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Pours dark with a thin tan head. Sunlight gleams a ruby laser red through the glass. Mild mocha aroma. Chocolate comes on in the aftertaste... the sip is pretty mild. Not bad, but as a follow up to last night’s beer (Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout), this one doesn’t quite hit me as well as that one did. Smooth, mild, decently bubbly, chocolate aftertaste, and worth a try - but there are better ones out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 I’ve never been a fan of Youngs offerings nor have I been a fan of oatmeal stouts. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of nuts, coffee, yogurt, and brown sugar. Taste is very sweet with chololatey elements.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 strong roasted malt aroma and mild chocolate. creamy head black body. complex flavor of chocolate, red wine, smoked malt. not as much chocolate as expected. 6/7/07...black with a large foamy brown head. sweet dark chocolate aroma. flavor is roasty, and bittersweet. palate is milky and creamy. medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Poured black with a small tan head. Roasted malt aroma with bittersweet chocolate notes. Flavor matched the aroma, chocolately and light roast. Sweet. Smooth almost silky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2005
TAB: black body, medium tan head that is tall, creamy. aroma is lots of chocolate malt. flavor is roasted chocolate malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark Darkness with a fading tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavors were roasted chocolate and alcohol. Very smooth and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2005
Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Sweet, milk chocolate nose, with some cellar-like notes. Roasted, dark chocolate flavour with some hints of coffee. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottle 1pt 6 oz - Poured Dark brown with ruby highlights. A nice fluffy tan head graces this and lingers and laces a little. Aroma is of creamy milk chocolate. Flavor is pretty much roasted chocolate. Slightly bitter on the finish. The palate is somewhat watery for a stout. Not as creamy and smooth as others that I have tried. Also lacks the complex flavor that I’ve come to enjoy in stouts. This one is pretty much just chocolate. Fair and drinkable thought to say the least.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - AUG 9, 2005
Out of the widget can, pours smooth, dark ruby black color, creamy lasting head. Aroma....smells chocolately. Tastes..chocalately malty. Very smooth. A little heavy on the back of the tongue and on the sweet side, but not very complex in taste. Highly reccomended.


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