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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3594   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Aroma: Deep rich note that clearly call out raw chocolate or coco Apparence: Did you doubt it was pitch black? No? Good! it is pitch black deep tan head. Taste: dark Chocolate coated rustic bread fading into hops and espresso notes Palate: Perhaps one of the brew’s mos interesting features thick and heavy like cream nice carbonation, I can only describe it as "soft" the way squash soup would be (Note that has nothing to do with flavor) Overall: Keep your damn cake i will take this. Wait no.. a cake made with this and a pint of it as well yes and a chocolate Meringue pie made with this as well!


3.6
saintbase2 (707) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.7
JuanFlk80 (292) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 Botella en Per Se (Oviedo) Olor y sabor dominante a cacao, suave, poco cuerpo, fácil de beber

2.8
Scipio (1117) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan head. The nose foreshadows sweetness. Its full of rich chocolate, while having lesser coffee and roasted malt. The taste is bitter. Additionally and more importantly, it is also extremely sweet. Overpowering actually. It begins innocently enough with a light sweetness. But its like the sweetness never recedes and the sugar keeps piling on. Halfway through this and I’m ready to move on. Chocolate aftertaste. Light in body, creamy texture, and almost flat carbonation. This one will make your heart skip.

3.5
Steffan (94) - WALES - AUG 1, 2017
Jet black with a two finger tan head, long lasting lacing. Taste is of roasted malts, bitter hop taste but quite boozy. Bit of a chocolate hit in the aftertaste but it fails to penetrate the alcohol. Tried twice, first bottle years before seemed more chocolatey, perhaps I have a dud bottle second time.

2.7
jobe977 (114) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle (5,2%). Pours black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted coffe and chocolate. Taste is notes of coffe and somewhat smoky, or perhaps its roasted malt. Finish is also somewhat smoky or roasted. Rather average but ok.

3.7
Eastwood (355) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
Tomada en bomba de mano en el Cimmeria. Escasa espuma. Aroma y sabor a chocolate. Suave, facil de beber. BIEN

3.4
dzurek (206) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Piwo wypite przed zalozeniem konta na RateBeer. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnien z degustacji.

3.8
cilvekspagaisu (34) - - JUL 22, 2017
Labs klasisks sokolades alus un patikama tumiga garsa. Kartiga klasika. Labs stouts.

4.2
somedayfamous (2) - - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
This beer has a beautiful rich color. The chocolate overtones are not too powerful or sweet, but create a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
hora_da_merenda (42) - - JUL 15, 2017
Top quality stout. Very good for those who want to venture into this type of beer. As it is easily found, and has a good cost / benefit, it serves as the first experience for anyone who has any discrimination with stouts.


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