Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3800   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Sweetish but rich, lovely complexity, chocolate and espresso flavors, a little floral, nice linger, very smooth and velvety mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draught Can. Thanks to Bob Mack for the can! Pours a deep dark brown with a pleasant rolling head that builds up slowly. Has an aroma of sweet chocolate. Nice flavor of dark chocolate, but not too overpowering. Lingers on the palate. A quite excellent sweet stout that I highly recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Pours out deep black color with nice light tan color head. Sweet chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee. Really rich chocolate flavor, very sweet. This is one of the best sweet stout I ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatGuinness (2) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
This is a nice full bodied Beer, which doesnt initially strike you with its chocolate Taste initially however leaves a chocolate aftertaste which is quite wonderful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 1, 2005
The aroma is a sweet chocolate. The appearance is a deep chocolaty black and has a nice thick tan head. The initial flavor is of ginger and finishes with a chocolate liquer taste on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2005
14.9 oz can - Aroma is think with sweet chocolate malt. Pours a really nice black with a medium thick head that just sits there and leaves a ton of lacing. Flavor is double chocolate, malt and milky. So sweet and tasty but very one dimensional. More like a piece of candy then a beer. Palate is smooth and creamy. A nice dessert beer, but not something I would drink just to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Good. But not great. A little bitter. A little sweet. But not quite rich or full enough for a beer this dark. I was a bit dissapointed after the high reviews. Maybe it was because I could only find it in a can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2005
Black body with a brownish head. Malt with taste from chocolate and coffee. THe chocolate is little bitter. OK stout.

   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.

   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.

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