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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3796   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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3.5
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
(draft) Good head, good lacing. Subtle chococate aroma and more subtle chocolate flavor. Nothing else to distinguish it at all. It did kind of grow on me though.

3.7
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 This is one of my first good stouts and i had to have two to get the taste for it. Aroma is slightly burnt malt and coffee, taste is bitter coffee and bitter chocolate, nice. Quite a mouthful, not overly thick, but one to sip, though once i finished one and had to have another. Around good beer, one to try again if i can find it. Re-Rating : This is an amazing stout, iv had a few now and its become one of my favourate beers. I think it should br drunk from the bottle though, seems to have more flavour that way. Amazing stuff if u can get your hands of it.

3.1
can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
I didn’t find much more here than a smoky malt flavour and a watery body. It is more than a guiness, but not by much. I appreciate the chocolate malt, but wish there was more to it. Overall a good beer. I really liked the dark colour and big creamy head.

4
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Opaque black with a small sized dark tan foamy head. Banana ester and cocoa aromatics. Unsweetened chocolate nose, quickly followed by muted roast malt and banana ester characters. Milk chocolate finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth and rich.

3.6
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Bottle.. Pours a black color with a chocolate two finger brown head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, bitter coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a roasted malt/coffee addition. medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Nice stout.

3.7
joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
Draught at DBF 2005. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized lasting beige head. Aroma of malts, hops and chocolate. Sweet flavour of chocolate and cocoa powder with malty and hoppy notes.

3.5
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
Black colour with burgundy notes around the edges and a thin rocky chocolate brown head. Chocolate and roasted malt nose. Sweet chocolate taste with roasted coffee malt finish.

4.5
raedich (6) - USA - MAY 25, 2005 does not count
First tasted at Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA - an appropriate setting for this stout. Very dark and creamy. It’s better with a meal than alone. It’s great for special occasions, but a little too smooth and sweet to be my normal stout for everyday consumption.

3.6
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2005
bottle. Ultra drk brown w fair dark beige head that held fairly well. Decent lacing. Aroma is that British thin & watery hard candy (stout flavored) & a touch of Euro hops. Flavor is rather thin/watery British. There is a nice dark roast malt flavor (but it seems fleeting) w a good hop bitterness especially on the finish. This is pushing the middle of med bodied at best. Rather dry overall.

5
jkane (21) - USA - MAY 20, 2005
This is a very rich beer. I prefer it over most others. Just wish it wasn’t so expensive.


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