overall
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99
style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3789   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10860) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Another one ticked of the most rated beer list. Bottle at home from Tesco. A clear dark nut brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan froth. Aroma is woody chocolate, charred wood, hints of burnt cocoa, tangy fruits, dusty powdery chocolate. Flavour is composed of dry woody chocolate, bitter powdered chocolate, light berry fruits, shortbread, woody finish. slight metal bite in the finish. Palate is dry and slightly abrasive, highish carbonation. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
m7hildeb (135) - - JAN 3, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2017 Bottle. Dark brown, almost black colour with a medium creamy tan head, nose is roasty, sweet and a bit boozy with notes of coffee, chocolate, wet charcoal and fruits in rum, taste is sweet and quite roasty with a bitter finish and a aftertaste of coffee chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
m.mahu (175) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 29, 2016
0.5l bottle. Pours deep black with minimum foam, which dissipates quickly. Black coffee, liqourice, black grapes, metal. Low bitterness. Medium carbonation. Drinkable, but leaves you wanting more aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jagienka (418) - Łask, POLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Butelka. Barwa brunatna. Piana ecru, drobna, obfita zdobi szk?o. Aromat s?odowy. W smaku lekko kwaskowate, kakaowe. Piwo nisko nasycone, wodniste, pijalne.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ludos68 (46) - - DEC 26, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Colore bruno inteso con moderata schiuma color caffelatte.Meglio al naso che in bocca con note di cioccolato amaro. Corpo leggero.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MihaKu (81) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - DEC 25, 2016
Delicious. Chocolate in and out. bread, cereal, toast, chocolate, coffee, black, hazy, medium, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, abrupt finish

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ranthero (68) - BRAZIL - DEC 8, 2016
Cerveja escura com sabor marcante do malte torrado. Paladar voltado para o café com um toque pouco acentuado para o chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hrc_Cro (497) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2016
0.5l bottle. Black color with brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa and malt. Taste is sweet and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (535) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 4, 2016
Black color with medium brownish head. Chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate taste. Could pass as some milk stout. Quaffable, but little to sweet without stout heart.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Orange_times (245) - UKRAINE - NOV 23, 2016
0.5l bottle. Pours black colour with medium size light brown head. Strong aroma of milk chocolate, coffee. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, no sourness. Medium body, oily feel, medium intensity dark chocolate aftertaste.


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