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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4183) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Almost black, quickly diminishing head. Aroma of coffee is to the front. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and you can almost feel the chocolate melting in your mouth. Reminds me of a porter on the palate with the slight carbonation. A very good stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Orange_times (201) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paddycairns (33) - - NOV 18, 2016
Smells like coffee and caramel. Taste like dark choclate (slightly bitter, sweet). The best milk stout i have found in the main supermarkets

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itstasty (52) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Dark body with caramel coloured head. Roasted malt slightly sweet nose. Medium mouthfeel, balanced flavours, no chocolate sweetness, light burnt flavour. At the back edge of the beer you notice a chocolate feel if not taste. I for one would have liked more chocolatey sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tanobicho (9) - Montevideo, URUGUAY - NOV 7, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2016 500 ml. can. Quite weak plain chocolate, vanilla and butter aroma. Dark brown with cool after poured appearance, creating a nice cappuccino-like head. Chocolate and coffee taste, creamy, delicated, nitrogen effect provides plenty mouthfeel. Ends up with roasted malt sensation and a little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SonOfAnarchy (136) - ST HELENA - NOV 3, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, lactose, and notes of vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, with flavors of chocolate (but not as much as I expected it to be), and some cocoa. Medium to high body, extremely smooth creamy texture, low carbonation, moderately long roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mengo81 (8) - - OCT 31, 2016 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1997) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with a foamy beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, cocoa, some caramel and subtle nuts. Taste of milk chocolate, some caramel, slight hazelnut, a little cocoa and subtle dark fruits. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, bittersweet, milk chocolate, roasted bitterness in the finish. It’s definitely chocolatey, lovely sweet aroma. The taste isn’t as chocolatey, quite nutty and subtly fruity but a lot more balanced. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meldorf75 (48) - - OCT 28, 2016
Barwa bardzo ciemna.Obfita piana .w aromacie czekolada I palony slod I gzies w tle karmel. W smaku czekolada I troszke wodniscie. Ale nadrabia przyjecia goryczka. Fajne piwko, tresciwe I zdecydowanie warte polecenia.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1476) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2016
can at Devil’s Den in South Philly - nice dark color. Thick foamy head. Chocolatey porter taste. Very good but would have preferred it on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (416) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 24, 2016
Jet black to point where not even torch light goes through it with brown foam. Aromas of sweet soft oaty cocoa along side with milky chocolate and light notes of truffles. Palate, medium body with smooth texture leaving full choclolaty finish. Taste smooth and full, does taste like chololate truffles and dark chocolate. Overall very nice definatly chocolaty stout. Do recomend.

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