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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3810   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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Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2005
Yes, this is a nice one. It’s really dark and dense. It smells of cocoa, dark malt and hops. Deep and rich, but not overwhelmingly complex. It tastes quite bitter and still sweet. It’s bubbly and thick and has a strong maltiness that I like. Rich and hard not to wolf.

jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Dominant aroma of of roasted malts, burnt sugar with a background of floral hops. Poured dark brown, but not opaque with a decent tan head and tight bubbles that clung to the edges after the head disappeared. Dark chocolate flavors with undercurrents of sweet malts and hops that added to a long-lasting aftertaste. Medium to heavy body.

99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
The head on this beer takes well over a minute to settle out from the nitro can, and it stays thick and creamy throughout the entire time you drink it. When it is too cold, there is very little flavor. As it warms, the chocolate and earthy hops aromas arise. The flavor exhibits a bitter, dark chocolate or cocoa taste with roasted malt and a very thin yet creamy mouthfeel. It has a nice bitterness on the finish with a hint of sweetness and that dark chocolate note.

Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Yum yum and more yum. Great aroma and appearance. Nice, sweet and balanced. Would have again. Had at 05 Beer Fest.

koreanbobcat (33) - Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle, Pours black, not quite white head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, dak chocolate taste. Good brew. had some of a friends stash, great stuff. I can buy it here in IOWA too.

DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
12 oz. can with wdget. Opaque brown/black with beautiful, creamy lasting head. Smooth malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee. Balanced and luxuriant.

porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2005
(Can w/ widget) Pours beautiful, rich creamy tan head on body the color of your morning coffee. Beautiful lacing. Sweet aroma of coffee and chocolate. Subtle coffee and chocolate flavors. Not overpowering. Velvet smooth. Very very nice.

ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Pours black with big off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is chocolate, then chocolate and then some chocolate. Flavor is mostly dark chocolate. No detectable hops. Watery texture. Light bodied.

PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
pours black with white diminishing head. aroma is almost not there but it does have hints of chocolate. Flavor is a watery for a stout but it does have a nice bitter chocolate aftertaste. A beer to drink if you are graving chocolate but not much more.

FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2005
A nice little goodie. Buy this little treat and try it if you haven’t. It sure is a special little guy. The aroma is of roasted chocolate, but its really not too extreme (which is a good thing). Smooth, cool, refreshing has a sassy attitude.

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