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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3603   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Almost no aroma, solid black pour with a mild and muted taste and minimal mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bill Becker (1368) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007 Pours from 1pt 0.9 oz bottle a near pitch black with a small tannish head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer with some lacing. The smell is all chocolate and hot cocoa and it's a pleasure to my nose. The taste is a delicious sweet chocolate with some slightly bitter cocoa notes that are a literal wonder on my taste buds and... it's so smooth and yet tasty that I just can't get enough of i read the drinkability factor goes through the roof! Imho, this is *still* the quintissential Chocolate Stout on the market today. Simply superb! Thanks to Wasatch for this sample!

the_beergery (108) - - SEP 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 Dark brown-black pour with thick and sticky tan froth. Node is light roast malts mainly, faint chocolate. taste is somewhat dry, light tart bitter, roasted malts, but little chocolate, surprisingly. Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2017
Sweet, milk chocolate, cherry syrup on aroma. Taste of chocolate, black cherry, amaretto. Palate is a big negative - way too bubbly, a touch too thin. Considering how much I enjoy regular and impy stouts, I'm not really finding these chocolate stouts to be up my alley.

zacgillbanks (5435) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle from Morrisons, Birtley, Gateshead. Inky black with a thick tan head. It has a milk chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavour followed by an oaty, milk chocolate and roasted and red fruity finish. Very good.

herrklemann (407) - Graz, AUSTRIA - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Small tan rim on an almost black body. Cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla, nuts, some herbal hops. Medium sweetness, roasty medium bitterness. Medium body with a pearly carbonation. Adjuncts are not too organically integrated. Interesting.

Wujas (11) - Ludwinowo Zegrzyńskie, POLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Butelka 0.5l, Wygląd nienaganny, piwo prawie czarne, aromaty palone, z początku było czuć żelazo, smak kawowy. trochę czekolady, dużo paloności.

BeerLieutenant38 (156) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 5, 2017
Pours deep black with tan head. Good lacing. Rich dark aroma of dark chocolate, a bit of vanilla and coffee too. Sweetness is pleasantly subtle, some bitterness balancing as well. Long complex finish which seems to juggle sweet, bitter and dry all at once. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. A delicious Stout, and a great dessert beer.

danrowland (27) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark, rich black with huge 3 finger head that lasts really well. Carbonation steadies as you drink but serves a laced shaker and a great palate that combines smooth and creamy layers but doesn't turn flat. Aroma is mocha and sweet nuts. Taste begins with big fizzy kick of espresso but gently turns to lactose sugars and sweetness as it travels to the back of the mouth. Finish is actually roasted malts and slight bitterness but after taste is all dark chocolate like the name suggests. Overall a fantastic stout that balances the indulgent flavours of a sweet stout with classic textures of real ale.

AcctError498945 (2) - - AUG 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2017 coloração preta densa, espuma boa formação, aroma remetendo de café, sabor com notas de chocolates e café

saintbase2 (861) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

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