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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3763   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Deep black pour with a fair bit of head and no lacing. Aroma and taste were chocolately but had little compelixity, and palate was too watery, especially for a stout.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2005
This "sweet stout" has a bland flavor and almost reminds me of Guinness Draught. The body is better at warmer temperatures but still not great. This stout seems to get high ratings on its appearance alone. Body is creamy but thin. Aroma is of alcohol and makes me think of red wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2656) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Nearly black pour, tan head with great lacing because of nitro. Aroma is dominated by chocolate, lesser notes of caramel, roast and hops. Medium bodied, fairly sweet. Chocolate flavor is at least decent. It’s not Nestle Quik but it’s not Valrhona either. Not too shabby.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Appearance is splendid, tan head on a dark black beer. Flavor is chocolate in the aftertaste with a dry sweet flavor in the beginning. Very well made. I’m a fan of this stout also (what a surprise :-P)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Pours dark with a brownish thick head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. The flavor is sweet chocolate, some roast, and a slight hop presence.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Merauder (4) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2005 does not count
A stout that even my wife loves! A thick but not too thick embiance, and flavour surround this drink. Full bodied filled with chocolate overtones and earthy undertones make this stout a delite for the first time taster. Exceptionally hard to find outside of larger cities, the east coast of Canada really needs to import this wonderful product!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9747) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
Easy to like! Clear dark brown with a modest light brown head. Aromas of chocolate and almonds, darkly roasted malt. Sweet chocolate flavour is immediately apparent but not overwhelming, and is balanced by the roasted malt and slightly bitter finish. Not as heavy in the mouth as I like, but excellent as a sweeter style stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle. Black/ruby when held to light pour. Tastes of chocolates, toffee, and caramel. A pretty delicious beer with a thick mouthfeel that seems to satisfy my hunger. Maybe this is what Snickers is going for......

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
Draught. Black with a nice cappucinocoloured head. Aromas and taste of Cadburys milk chocolate. Not much else although there is also a bit of roastiness. Onedimensional but quite delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Nice, impressive looking dark brown color and head. Aroma was of chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste was not as chocolate dominate as I was expecting. (Good thing) I enjoyed this one.


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