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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3754   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
Balck and nice light brown head. Roasted Chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate and toffee. Creamy malts. Ends a little watery but good coffee bitter follows.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2005
Pours a beautiful frothy light brown head on a black body. The aroma is roasted with a sourish tone and notes of sweet chocolate. Flavor is hard roasted malty with lots of chocolate and some hops plus a strange tone of sour malt. Foamy mouthful. Definately good, but lacks a bit of balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 This is a true gem. Like a rich chocolate dessert that appeals to all the senses. This brew is pure satisfaction. Delicious and joyful. Can you tell I like it? yumm.....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
In the NITROCAN, which I’m told is much better than out of the bottle so I feel lucky. Had it at the totally awesome and well stocked Stuff Yer Face in New Brunswick, NJ. So many times at various places I have passed up the Y’sDCS...but not this night. Creamy. Delish. Chocolatey. Wateriness mentioned by others not present. Get the NITROCAN

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2005
Aroma is not very strong, noticed chocolate(malts), banana and some alcohol. Colour is very dark brown, nice tan head. Flavor is complex, dark chocolate, coffee, some ash as well. Not as wellbodied as I expected, finish is a touch on the watery side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
This was quality. from the bottle. yummers and lots of chocolatre and lots of orange. lots of flavor, or at least more than i thought. oatmeal hints but maybe that was leftover from the oatmeal youngs i had before i drank this. very malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2005
500ml bottle. Black beer with a tan head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of chocloate and roasted coffee. Flavor starts with bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee. Finish is cocoa-like. Fairly thin body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2005
Bottle. Looks great, poured dense black with good sized light tan head which lasted well and left some lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, hints of milk, treacle (sweet malt I guess) and rum soaked raisins. Not so much sweetness in the taste, more like dark chocolate with a little extra bitterness thrown in. Slight burnt taste towards the end as well. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy as expected, but became a little watery as the beer warmed and the carbonation receeded. Will come back and re-rate this after my beer tastebuds mature a little.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3014) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Black with a tan head. The head had nice lacing and color. The aroma was cinammon, chocolate and coffee. At first it seemed there was too much chocolate malt, the palate was too sweet , not enough hop balance. But it got better as it went. These heavy stouts usually do. I’d buy it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Pours very dark with a thick dark tan head. Lite chocolate and coffee aromas and taste. A good specialty stout, but I wouldn’t call it luxurious. The bottle’s copy leads you to think its gonna be fuller and creamier than it actually is, and that leaves you a bit dissappointed in the end.


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