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

bottled
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RATINGS: 3627   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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4.5
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Dark brown pour with creamy head. Aroma and flavor (shockingly) of chocolate and medium-dark roast malts. Something oatmealy about the creamy palate, which pleased me greatly. Pleasing sweet finish. I love chocolate, and I love this beer.

4.7
weisinator (67) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
Love at first sip. Pours an opaque brown color with a brown smooth head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Initial flavor of hershey’s chocolate syrup followed by malt sweetness with a light bitter hop finish. Leaves a pleasant chocolate ice cream aftertaste.

3.8
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2005
This fine bottled beer pours a deep, dark brown with a small, fine tan head. The head lasts for a while leaving nice lacing on the glass. Amazing! The initial aroma is of chocolate (duh!) but that quickly gives way to the smell of Canadian Whiskey (Crown Royal)! I smelled them side by side and they are identical! The flavor of bittersweet chocolate immediately comes to the front. It settles to a dry sweet chocolate/raspberry middle and finishes with a nice brandy-chocolate warmth.

4
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours dark dark brown with a small tan head. Big chocolate aroma. Roasted and chocolate taste. Nice lacing on the glass as well. Creamy texture. A great stout, but this doesn’t come close to equalling Rogue Chocolate Stout.

2.8
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours very creamy, looks like mocha until the nitrogen bubbles up into the head, then it’s very dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is just chocolate and malt. The flavor doesn’t have anything more. Mouthfeel is way too smooth. I had it in a 14.9 oz can, and the widget makes it feel a bit like a pub ale, only thicker -- I’ve never enjoyed that weird nitrogen bubbling. Overall a very boring beer.

3.9
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Pours rich, creamy and thick dark chocolate with a small tan head. Has a thin falling film of head. Huge dark roasted chocolate malt aroma with a hoppy nose. Initial sweet creamy milk chocolate with dark notes then dark and hoppy finish. Full-bodied creamy palate.

2.6
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2005
I smell strong alcohol content. Not a bad thing, but......I don’t want to " know " it. Looks great, but dissapoints. Watery, and too smooth, if that’s possible.

2.8
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Lots of carbonation in the pour as well as the mouthfeel. Too much for me - I like stouts nice and silky. Decent chocolate aroma and taste but rather watery throughout.

4.1
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Delicious chocolate flavor. Very smooth, with a good creamy mouth feel. My bottle had a distinctly metallic aroma, which thankfully was no where to be found in the flavor. An excellent beer.

4.2
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pours kinda like.... watered down melted chocolate. Nice semi-sweet chocolate flavor... with a little bit of coffee tones. Very creamy and rich. Nice mouth feel. Good beer.


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