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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 3630   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1980) - Rīga, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Dark brown with medium size beige head. Lasting quite well. Aroma.. quite intense roasted malts, chocolate and bit hops. Quite sweet with bit bitter finish. Good stout, thou something lacks to be great


3.8
djcampbell (408) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2018
Dobrý stout, který je zas udělán trochu jinak, než jak sem zvyklý. Silné kávové tóny a suchá chuť bez sladkých tónů, ale spíš hořkých, což je sice pro mě dost originální zkušenost- nicméně mám radši sladší stouty :) I tak ale hodně dobré pivo.

3.8
Erasmies (19) - kitee, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2018
Foam is big and thick, not last very long though. It was really cool double color foam. Beer color is really dark brown. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted taste with hint of smudge, sweet aroma floating arounds and forces me to taste. After taste is fun, chocolate is haunting on mouth ages. Otherwise it has somehow watery first taste but in the middle you find strong dark coffee and roasted malt taste. Little sour and even booze like, also something coffeeliqueur even though only 5,2% volume. Bitterness is mild and only herbal. Mouthfeel is really bad and thin. Otherwise this beer could be awesome and have amazing potential.

3.3
malibrat (104) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 21, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ma to je meni prekomercijalno. Fin miris ali tijelo vodenasto i okus ne prati aromu.

3.3
macca147 (762) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2018
330ml bottle. Pours a jet black with a tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, toasted bread, bitter cocoa notes. Mild aroma. Taste: roasted malt, chocolate, oats, toasted grain flavours. Thin bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Fairly clean finish. A little bit thin and dull. This was ok. A little bit boring.

3.8
kto (1707) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 10, 2018
14.90 fl oz (0.44l) nitrocan from moscow, bb 07.10.2017. pours a very deep mahogany/black with an extremely fine-pored and steady creamy pillowy head. aroma of bitter chocolate, herbal bitter, black cherries. flavour of chocolate, nuts, slight roast. creamy balanced finish, not too sweet. mild, silky mouthfeel. very chocolaty indeed.

4
spacecube (1811) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Bottle, pours deep, dark brown black with a full creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate milk, lots of chocolate, mild noble hop giving balance. Medium full bodied with a creamy texture. Finish is very well balanced and dry. Carbonation is soft. Excellent.

4
visnja666v (13) - - DEC 26, 2017
Very good stout, I could drink it every day. Coffee and chocolate aroma, good chocolate character, some biterness.. fine head. Delicious.

4
gmarkh59er (0) - - DEC 25, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 great on a cold winters night. My only complaint is that I feel it is a bit mild for a stout. Still though I am very impressed.

5
silva6411 (55) - King, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Very good smooth stout. Chocolate flavors are perfect no too strong and just right5 plus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
je_corn (22) - - DEC 18, 2017
Dark, really dark - surprisingly slender body. Could have been a tad sweeter for me. Goes more towards a regular stout.


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