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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3800   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 5, 2017
Pitch black with a thin mostly lasting light beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, biscuit, slightly bitter, nuts, dark fruits. Taste is of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, dark fruits. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daab007 (101) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Zapach to największy atut. Czuć ewidentną czekoladę, z wiśniami. Piana gęsta, beżowa. Redukuje się dość szybko, zdobi szkło. W smaku czekolada, gorzka. Dość kwaśny posmak. Ogólnie w stosunku do ceny nie ma szału.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (385) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 1, 2017
From 50cl bottle. Pours dark brown with brownish foam, limited and fine. Aroma gives hazelnut in the beginning, as well as coffee. The flavor of dark chocolate comes out once the beer is warmer. Body is light, coherently worth alcohol level, and low carbonation. Taste is balanced between sweetness and bitterness, which comes up afterward. Finish is rather short.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdf95 (31) - - FEB 28, 2017
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana nie utrzymuje się zbyt długo. W zapachu kawa, w smaku czekolada z bakaliami, odrobina kakao. Troche kwaśnego posmaku od palonych słodów.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Myonlyvice (266) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2017
Almost black with a big foamy head. Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt. Sweet with a slight bitterness lingering behind. Very smooth but a bit thin mouthfeel

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onesimus (61) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Very dark brown, half finger "foamy" head. Aromas of cocoa notes coffee and hints dark fruits. In the mouth it's medium bodied and carbonation The flavours of cocoa and chocolate and coffee mingle nicely, the gentle bitterness ebbs slowly away.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (74) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Tastes of chocolate & malt. Very drinkable. Starts mild finishes mild. Big bodied for a small beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Suuuuuuuper smooth. Great lancing with proper carbonation. Some roast and coffee and bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
waldbraeu (17) - - FEB 24, 2017
nice big brown head, very dark color, cloudy, tastes just like a mix of cocoa and dark chocolate. The bitterness from the hops tastes like freshly toasted cocoa beans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (783) - PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 30A/15B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L6327A (BBF11/2017). AROMA: medium-low coffee-like aroma with a slightly sweet medium cocoa note. light sweet note. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with ruby highlights. clear. medium light brown head with medium retention. TASTE: medium-low roasted grains with a coffee-like impression, followed by a low cocoa note. medium bitterness with a dry and roasted finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low to low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice stout with a balanced chocolate character.


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