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 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)

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10070) - 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.

   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......

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
A deep brown-black ale with a frothy brown cap and modest carbonation. Delishious aroma of cocoa, nuts, coffee and sweet malts. Rich creamy texture, malt biased with layers of chocolate, coffee, burnt treacle and light grassy hop tones. Finish is long with a fruity fig like decernment that turns dry and bitter in the after taste......a very nice stout , very drinkable but there is a phoneyness about the choclate tastes that you can’t get past.....other than that it would be one of the world best stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Dark Brown Color. Smell is of chocolate. A smooth stout with little to no bitterness with the taste of chocolate. Not a lot of alcohol so it is smoother then most stouts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 Different beer. If they made "dessert beers" this would qualify. Very sweet, very chocolately, almost like a milkshake. Not really my style.

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