Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3763   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
Black with a nice creamy head. Aroma is malty and fruity from banana. Flavor is banana and cocoa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 Very dark. Grey head. Very malty without too muchy sweetness. A slightly bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste. Suprisingly weak. Not much body or richness. Too smooth and simple. I was dissapointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 I popped a bottle I should have stored for my flatties, but I hope there is more at Camperdown cellars; anyway, this was fairly forgettable. It's like there is a thin pretty lame english ale base on top of which some very polite dark chocolate taste is imposed. Not rich or syrupy at all, and not very complicated. The head was lame as well, and the colour was dark brown which is dumb. A gimmicky beer in a lot of ways; Oakes was spot on in calling it a desert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours pitch black with tan head and great lacing. Aroma is heavily chocolate (obviously) with a roasted coffee (with cream) aroma. Flavor is like hot chocolate with essence of smoke. Perfect for the campfire! Overall, this is a great stout if you're into the subtleties of most stouts. The chocolate is heavy but everything else is pronounced as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours black with brown edges. Aroma is of chocolate and malts, some roast. Slight smoky flavor with some roasted malts, hint of chocolate but not much. Very smooth finsh. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (599) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
On tap. Quite possibly the smoothest beer I've ever had. The flavor is mild and creamy, but doesn't have a strong presence of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2003 Once and for all I’m sick of reading about coffee and beer. If coffee is coffee then it is definitely coffee. And furthermore if beer is beer then it is undoubtedly a beer. With that I bring forth Young’s Double Chocolate which is a great tasting stout with a creamy smooth texture and a unforgettable taste . And no, yes I said no fellow readers im not just reading that off of the can itself, but I’m reading it from my heart as well. Purple and orange (can of Young‘s beer Double Chocolate that is) you do a world for me uncontrollably in this otherwise cold, blank, black and un-irradiate lifestyle of bleak and otherwise meaningless and senseless existence of cold predictions and even damper solutions, rein forth and bring me thy beer, thy truth and thy utter state of social equity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I think this is the best Chocolate stout out there. The coffee flavor was very good but the chocolate touch put this over the edge. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
Michael Jackson suggests that this can be consumed with chocolate. Yep makes sense to me. This is a fantastic stout with silky softness on the nose and a great warming mouthfeel. The roasted and real chocolate tones are quite evident as is the undertone of noble hop. A delightful beer that I would love to drink more of, unfortunately at $10 a bottle this is only a once in a while treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
looks good, smells good. thankfully not a gross sweet chocolate malt. nice classy chocolate flavour and smooth palate

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