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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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3.4
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
jb (3252) - 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
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.

3.6
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours black with brown head. Aroma is heavy with chocolate. Palate is thinner than I expected...I don’t know why I expected it to be thicker...I just did. Flavor, as expected, is of chocolate and coffee. Flavor isn’t bad, but it’s not as great as the ranking suggests. Not as much chocolate in the flavor as is implied by the name..."Double Chocolate Stout." Overall...good brew. IMO...buy Mackeson XXX Stout or Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout instead of this if they’re available.

3.7
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2005
bottle. poured a nice black with a smallish tan head, good lacing. aroma of slightly roasted and slightly chocolate. Nice sweet taste with a small chocolate hint. Good beer, thin palate but still good.

4.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque with brown foamy head. Lacing. Aroma of black coffee along with dark chocolate. Strong black coffee flavour along with roasted malt. Dark chocolate and roast in finish. Chocolatish aftertaste.

3.2
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
where is the double chocolate. there doesnt seem to be much going on here. smell is malty with slight chocolate. taste is chocolate but not nearly as strong a the name would suggest. mouth feel is smooth at first then dry. good but not great. supprised it ranked this high.

3
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark brown in colour with a small head,aroma is of dairy milk and malt,taste is of fizzy bitter chocolate with some coffee.

3.6
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2005 [bottle from peckhams] aroma is predominantly chocolate with a little caramel. decent body and a dry chocolatey finish.

3.2
mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - MAR 22, 2005
i might be drinking this beer too cold, but the aroma is mild. the taste is ok, w/ a hint of chocolate at the finish.


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