Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3801   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Subtle chocolatey aroma, near-perfect tan head, dark, medium bodied, malty, coffee stout taste, finishes long and bitter, like dark chocolate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Perfect looking beer, as one would expect from the nitro-can. Jet black, Guinness looking head. Not much smell other then some very slight sulfur. Palate is pretty smooth. Taste, however, a little on the bland side. Maybe because I prefer coffee stouts to choco-stouts, but this is so-so. Not much to report. Slight chocolate and slight sour. I enjoy the Young’s Oatmeal Stout much better. My party store sells beer as old as Queen Elizabeth. So, I’ll give it another try one day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2005
It has a nice color to it, very dark, my favorite. aromas of chocolate and a hint of chocolate, or maybe coffee. watery, but, rich flavor. overall a decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2005
From Nitro Can. Deep Dark colored body with a large dark tan head. Watching the cascade of the pour with the thick head was mouth-watering. Very smooth chocolate taste with coffee and roasted malt flavor as well. Sweet but not overpowering, and has a slightly bitter aftertaste like semi-sweet chocolate. Excellent dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
dark black pour w/ a tall well laced tan fluffy head w/ some nice cascading on the pour. Smells of odd yeast and chocolate, roasted malt, and something else I can’t quite pick out. Palate is light but well coated and nicely creamy. The flavor reminds me of a light chocolate mouse. hints of smoke in the finish as well. Overall pretty good but a bit to much chocolate in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Picturesque pitch balck pout, ruby fringed; topped with super creamy fine tan head. Savory olive oil and bread aroma. Rich and deep. Rich, somewhat smokey chocolate malt, with wisps of fresh cocoa. Intricate and warming. Palate is a tinge watered, but ultrasmooth. Pineapple?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 1 Pint Botltle:
Pours Black with a small Tan head that didn’t last long. First sip tapped into roast coffee flavor, I started to taste the chocolate toward the middle as the stout warmed. It was a nice tasting beer, and not as sweet as I expected, but nice.
Aroma I got was of roast coffee, overall a very nice stout all around.

Re-rated 10-28-2005: Had a fresher bottle tonight, Smooth easy chocolate flavor all the way through. small tan head. nice sweet chocolately aroma. still a great stout and a nice session beer for me.

Re-Rated. 11-30-2005. From Can.

Poured a rich brownish color, about 1 inch, off-white fluffy head that lasted intil final sip. Aroma was malty and chocolately. Flavor was big on chocolate. Again stll a session beer for me, this one is easy to drink and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 This is a very nice brew, not to sweet, as some other sweet stouts can be....very solid in all departments....a winner, especially considering how widely aval. it is!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twindadplus2 (699) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Nitro can. jet black with a creamy, lasting nitro head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma. Flavor is a complex melding of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and floral hops. Velvety smooth texture and a Loonnng chocolatey, roasted finish makes this one of the best sweet stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ezra (7) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2005 does not count
Dark black with a think head. It’s not too sweet, but sweet enough that I wouldn’t want more than one at a sitting. Besides chocolate, has coffee overtones.

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