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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: 3593   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 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
This isn’t one of my favorite beers, but I thought I had better come back and rate it because I’ve found myself drinking it more often lately. Definitely lots of dark chocolate flavors in this. It’s somewhere between Bell’s Expedition Stout and Guinness in the mouthfeel.... a little on the watery side compared to good stuff, but it’s pretty drinkable and is better than most stuff you can buy in a can. Something that you might not know, is that this is a wonderful beer to mix. Try this mixed 50/50 with Lindemans Framboise for a "chocolate covered raspberry" (this is a girl drink, but dudes like it too, it just tastes good), or have this with a couple scoops of ice cream in it for an awesome beer float. That might sound blasphemous, but just try it and you’ll find yourself craving it. =)


3.7
JuanFlk80 (289) - 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 (1114) - 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 (93) - 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 (108) - 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 (354) - 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 (205) - 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 (41) - - 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.

3.4
Szopeen (570) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Barwa ciemno brunatna, ładna, obfita piana. Aromat czekoladowo-kawowy, w smaku wyraźna nuta cappuccino, niskie nasycenie, całkiem smaczne.


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