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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3794   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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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.

SudsMcDuff (8427) - .....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!

twindadplus2 (714) - 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.

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.

D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Big, lasting, creamy head. Pitch black colour. Intriguing dark chocolate aroma. Tastes great, a slightly sweet & fruity stout with a note of chocolate that leaves a strong aftertaste; as if you’ve eaten dark chocolate. If find it very well made and original. Great stout.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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