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97
99
style
Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3795   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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4.1
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Pours intense black with thick tan head. Heavy malt flavors and long, bittersweet chocolate finish. Not sugary, and filling like chocolate bread or cake. Tasted both nitro-canned and bottle, but haven’t had it on tap. Really something special.

3.6
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2005
Nice presentation, brown head with a great chocolate aroma, sort of sweet too. Flavour is less chocolate than I had expected, but was sensational, not overly bitter as one would expect from a large quantity of choc. malt. Great beer.

4.1
RockYerFaceOff (32) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle at a party. Only one in the room not rocking PBR, High Life, or Stag. My favorite beer. Hands down. Chocolate explosion. Full flavor with a slightly watered down mouthfeel, which contributes to it going down smooth. I need to get some more of this.

4.1
novedyarg (55) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown, almost black, shows a slight amber color at the bottom of the glass when held directly under the light. Chocolate rasperry truffle aroma, more fruity than chocolatey. Very smooth and rich creamy texture with a nice sweet finish. Chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate... and roasted malt flavors, excellent blend.

3.9
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Vinous aroma of port and chocolate with notes of raspberry. Rich creamy mouthfeel. No roasted flavors to distract from sweetness, this stout is the real deal. Bittersweet finish, slightly dry. Chocolate beyond belief, no subtle hints. Delicious.

3.3
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
a rich creamy taste with a light chocolate taste but i prefer in bottle the can version is too smooth and not enough taste

3.4
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 19, 2005
Nice nutty, chocolate aroma, with almost a hint of coffee. Very dark pour, but not syrupy at all. Not too sweet, in my opinion.

4.6
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Everyone has a "safe" beer. One that you always can go to when you need a good brew. This is mine. Such good flavor. Has a rich chocolate aroma, but not too overpowering on the palate. The head is nice and fluffy and stays with you the whole time. The finish is dry and bitter..soo nice. Always a hit! PUB CAN ONLY!

3.6
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Very sweet, and thick. I guess that is what is to be expected, but I can’t see myself grabbing another 4 pack, just too sweet for me.

3.9
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 bottle 500ml. pours a dark brown almost black beer, with a biege head. aroma: nuts, caramel, chocolat, vanilla. taste: malt, coffee, toffee,licorice, bit chocolat, bit bitter, sweet. finish is strange: thin but with a long taste in the mouth, bitter, chocolat, licorice, celery?, sweet, bitter, bit sourish. don’t drink this too cold! nice.... rerate: nitro cans are even better, nice creamy head. (extra: 1pnt-appearance, 1pnt-overall)


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