Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3800   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 this is GOOOOOD. beautiful, this is like sex beer. i want to scoop ice cream in this and sip it while naked. YES.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Bottle. Pours a nearly opague ebony; hints of ruby when held in direct light. Medium dark tan head with decent lacing. Not much of an aroma--malty and fairly chocolatey. Well-balanced with hops and malts. Strong, but not overpowering, chocolate flavor, slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium to thick-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Can-Nitro 14.9oz. Pour a deep dark brown/black with brown highlights when held to light. One-inch fluffy nitro head. Aroma, first alcohol, bitter espresso, and dark malts, slight skunk. Flavor, slight bitter and quite dry, yet creamy and rich. Middle is heavy and coating on the tongue. It finishes chocolate, with a lingering creaminess, like chocolate milk. Body feels initially light and watery on the tongue, and then finishes medium/heavy creaminess. Great finish to a nice meal. Starts to get sweeter when it gets warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Theres the old stnadard caned stout color change, ending with tan on black. Aroma is faintly chocolate, and nothing too special. Flavor is a somewhat chalky roasted chocolate feel. It ends with too chalky a mouthfeel, and a thin on at that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2005 This beer is awesome! Chocolate invades the palate in the start, then holds strong through the middle and finish! Roasty and delicious! Great chocolate notes in the start, chocolate notes in the middle, chocolate notes in the finish...a chocolate & beer lover’s dream!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
A rich dark brown/black color with a light brown rocky head. Clingy lace and little sign of CO2 (due to opaqueness). Aroma is malty, chocolaty, roasted grains and coffee. Background is very earthy. Flavor is creamy and sweet, a roasty full flavored middle with a smooth hop finish. A light hop bite lingers, but is not overpowering. Mouthfeel is full bodied creamy and smooth. IMHO: A great, thick full flavored stout. Well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Black with a big tan head that’s inviting. This strikes me as a bit thin, but it holds its viscosity very well. Sweet and vaguely smoky, I don’t get any chocolate, despite the name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [500 ml bottle] Dark black color with a thick tan head that stays for a very long time. Very strong and delicious chocolate aroma mixed with malts and some coffee perhaps. Very nice and smooth chocolate flavor with a very nice roasty backbone and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2004
What a thick, chocolatey head! I bought this only because I like Young’s brews and hadn’t tried it before. I was amazed that I liked it... a thick, rich malty taste, mildly hopped, and, yes, chocolate. My girlfriend Linda wants to try this now, and she only occassionally imbibes pale lagers, being a wine drinker. But she likes her chocolate. She’ll like this stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3 Aug 2004 - This beer is more of a ’Lunkie’ birthday. Strong sweet choc aroma. Clear dark brown, dissolving retention, suds lacing and brown head. Surprising taste, a light pleasing choc flavour. Bitter-choc (dark choc) that is nicely balanced with sweetness and hop. Great with choc mouse or fruit salad.

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