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

bottled
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RATINGS: 3628   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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3.8
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Minimal aroma, dark black/brown appearance with minimal whitish head. Flavor definitely knocks you back. Strong strong flavor of chocolate that basically drowns out anything else. Finish is a little dry with little else. Good beer but not great.

3.7
imradioboy (23) - USA - AUG 22, 2004
Pours very dark. Has distinctive Chocolate taste (obviously) But I can’t quite put my finger on what it was missing. Maybe I expected it to be more bitter. I don’t know. It is still a great drink.

3.8
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Pours a nice black with a tall tan head. I think this brew is better out of the pub can, but that may just be me, i wish i could try it on nitro tap. Tons of chocolate and a nice bitterness toward the end for balance. Very smooth and creamy and extremely rich.

3.4
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
Almost balck color, heavy sweet chocolat aroma and taste, full body, long sweet light dry finish. Like it alot, but to much chocolat for my taste.

3
screigh (773) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Poured so dark I can’t even see through it when holding it to a light. Typical head from one of the cans with a nitrogen plug. Smooth chocolate stout. The chocolate is silky, almost like metled dark chocolate icecream. Flavor stays on the tongue and finishes dry. This is a very good beer.

3.4
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 April 16th 2006 Re-rate <P> Widget can. Sweet chocolate malt aroma is low key, but pleasing. Deep black with a firm, lasting two finger thick creamy tan head. Fore is mildly roasty with some bitter burnt notes and sweet cocoa. Feel is quite creamy, but to my evolved palate the beer itself is pretty damn one dimensional. still tasty and something I’d order, but not the beauty I remembered. <P> From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. I’m starting to think I rate too easy, but this is yet another near perfect beer. I can’t think of anything disagreeable about this one.

4.1
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
This is a great, great chocolate stout, smacks of very rich dark chocolate, and the flavors hold all the way through. If you see this one on the shelf, buy it and drink it. You won’t be disappointed.

3.6
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Black with a tan head. Quite simply this is a watered down version of the Rogue Chocolate Stout. The chocolate taste is not as strong, and the aftertaste is not as bitter. I like to think of this as the poorman’s rogue.

3.4
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Probably one of the best beers (regardless of style) you can get from a can. The same goes for its Oatmeal Stout brother. Pours very dark (nearly black) with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is primarily a sweet chocolate also accompanied by a faint roasted malt. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Predominately a mild chocolate flavor that is joined by just a hint of roasted malt in the aftertaste. An enjoyable drink.

3.8
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Very nice beer. Poured from a can, it had a noticeable degree of artificial head, which it retained throughout the session. Nice chocolaty notes and roasted malt flavor, reminded me of coffee. Very balanced beer, which is nice in a chocolate stout, not too bitter. Will drink again.


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