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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: 3797   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
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2001
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Not too heavy at first, a little pale ale like with mild bitterness. Chocolate grows as beer warms and also gets stronger in aftertaste. Not the most chocolatey stout I've tasted.

3.5
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2001
I was looking forward to trying this as I seem to like Youngs. I was expecting something like Mackesons XXX Stout or for some reason a nice deep flavorful beer like the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald (well that’s a porter...umm...). Anyways, it wasn’t as good as those. But it is a nice smooth good beer. Nice and malty. I had Pete’s Wicked Ale a couple days ago... and this is much better... I hope i rated them thusly.

3.5
Seagull99 (4) - - JAN 4, 2002 does not count
Looks like Coke when its in the glass Has a ’caramelly’ taste. Yeah, not bad at all!!

3.5
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Weak flavor compared to other stouts I've tried, but still nice undertones of chocolate and roastiness (is that a word?). Slight bitterness. Less than medium body (otherwise I would've rated higher).

3.5
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
I am not a fan of stouts, but I am glad that I tried this one. First off, the scent of it in a room temperature glass is nice. It’s very chocolatey. Let it sit and watch it separate. There is a nice head on this stout. It is thick and creamy. I expected biterness, but this was much smoother than most stouts. The only bitterness was a slight taste of cocoa. This stout is best when it is just slightly cool. Don’t drink it ice cold. A refrigerated can should be ok when poured into a room temperature glass. It is ok by the time the head settles, but the best flavor comes when it warms up a bit. The chocloate taste really compliments the maltiness. The chcolate isn’t strong, but has that cocoa bite. My only complaint was that I could taste the can, which is why I look forward to trying this in a bottle instead. I am pretty peculiar about cans though. I don’t care for them.

3.5
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 5, 2002
It’s a stout with a non-sweet Hershey’s chocolate type malty flavor that hits more up front then gradually ends middle then finish. The more you drink it the less you experience any double chocolate... it ended up tasting more like a DARK stout if you don’t have anything to clean your palate. Otherwise it’s a good one to share. I really love them first couple drinks.

3.5
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
dark beer with a light feel in the mouth. taste just like you would think. Strong chocolate with a hint of coffee. Not my beer for a night out but would go good with pancakes the next day.

3.5
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Malty, caramel and sweet chocolate nose. Big frothy light brown head on this black body. Fullmouth chocolate feeling,toasted, sweet but not to sweet. But then... a watery finish. Too bad. You want to have this chocolate feeling for longer in your mouth!

3.5
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2002
I hate youngs beer. It’s shite. I used to live in Wandsworth, so I know exactly what goes into the stuff and it ain’t good. Smells fine from the brewery thou! BUT, 2.5 yrs on from expirery date, it takes on a whole new persona. It’s pretty good. There, I admit it. Nice stoat, sorry I mean stout.


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