Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3751   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Dark brown, with an aroma of dark chocolate. Wow...this is really chocolatey. Almost a little too sweet, actually. I'd prefer a little more hop to tone it down a little, but thats a minor complaint. This is one heck of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2004
bottled: dark brown hues with a tan bubbly head that doesnt last long, like me. the smell is of droste cocoa or maybe jaques torres, but in a good way. if you want dessert not desert maybe you should hop on the chocolate train and take it for a ride. probably better in the can, could be a little more creamy for this choc feel. better then i thought it would be, the ladies like it too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
I think I would have been okay with a single chocolate version. This stout is thick with chocolate and it dominates everything else. Also a little overly bright for my stout tastes. A great beer to try and probably have once in a while but not a regular in my line up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1574) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 ReRate; Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, some mustiness and euro hops. The flavor is much more prominent than the nitro can version. Nice flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and wood. Nice creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. In the can. Pours black with a light brown head. This tastes real good, like chocolate milk with alcohol but didn’t have enough kick for my personal taste. Very little if no carbonation. Perhaps my can was screwed up. Creamy mouthfeel but it seems too weak to me. It was a nice dessert though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2004
A big beer, big tan head, big black body and big chocolate nose. Initial flavour of chocolate continues all the way before a slightly smokey bitter finish to balance the sweetness. My only bitch about this beer is the fairly thin mouthfeel - still a pretty damn good beer anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Good roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate aromas. Light brown head that was very full and had great lacing. Black almost opaque color. Cocoa powder flavor with a good roasted malt taste following. An excellent stout, with a good twist by actually adding real cocoa powder for the chocolate taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 Body is dark brown rather than black with a rather creamy body which seems typical of a sweet stout. There is a clear and definite chocolate aroma. However, this stout proves to be an incredible piece of art in it’s way to present a distinct chocolate aroma while still having a stout taste: it is finely balanced. Each mouthfull brought an instant orgasm to my tongue I must say. Very good product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Nitro can. Black in color with big nitro head. Roasted and slight chocolate nose and flavor. Not as much chocolate taste as I was expecting being a "Double Chocolate". The can had a brown film on the inside, chocolate?? I will have to try this again out of a bottle. All in all a well balanced stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2004
A very dark, unique beer that has a distinctive but pleasant mouthfeel. Good balance of malt and bitterness, smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16240) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2004
Almost opaque black. Brown head. Aroma is tobacco and dark chocolate. Tastes smoked malt and chocolate. Finishes with some hops. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth. Light version of Guinness with chocolate.

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