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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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.

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.

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.

oh6gdx (26485) - 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.

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.

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.

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.

mephisto (1294) - 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.

valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2005
I had it in nitro keg--I think. Well it was pretty smooth in that nitrogeny way. It reminded me of this milk stout I had recently. Is Youngs a milk stout? Anyway, it has good chocolate taste without being too sweet, which I was afraid of. Not bad!

szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Wow. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel like, with some chocolate character as well. Taste is extremely smooth. Flavor is reminiscent of a chocolate liqueur. An incredible bottle. This beer would go perfectly with a good brownie.

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