Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3771   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle- poured out black with a nice stout head. Aroma was coffee, malt and sour. Thin bodied with mild flavors of black coffee and a bitter finish. Actually tasted more like a porter than a stout to me. Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
meccahh69lol (39) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2017
This is another one I haven’t had in years, but have fond memories of. It pours a thick black with a nice foamy head that sticks around for a while. It came from a can with a little widget in it, which is always fun. It smells nice, but isn’t too pronounced, a bit of chocolate and a little coffee but smooth. It tastes thick and velvety and soft in the mouth with a robust cocoa flavor that reveals itself more as the beer warms up. It isn’t too sweet, more like a dark chocolate with some bitterness, but nice nonetheless. Overall, pretty good if you like chocolate and thick beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejackpacker (201) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Huge notes of chocolate, some coffee, toffee. Lovely, not too bitter or too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (225) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours black with a thin off white head. The head seems to have some staying power. The aroma is slightly chocolatey and I’m hoping it comes through stronger as it warms. The taste is creamy milk chocolate really good. Not as chocolatey as Southern Tiers Choklat but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
izikk (255) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Aromat czekolada, kawa, słód, owoce. Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana średnia, drobnopęcherzykowa. W smaku czekolada ciemna, kawa, słód.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sumo234 (91) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - JAN 27, 2017
Dark brown color with big beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Bittersweet taste of chocolate and roasted malt. A little bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WarMan04 (207) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Pours dark, hazy colour with a medium head. Well-looking lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and some fruits in the end. In taste there are dark malts notes and a lot of chocolate. Some sourness and coffee in aftertaste. Medium body, low bitterness. Too high carbonation. Very creamy and smooth texture. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1187) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Svartbrun vätska. Doft av rostad malt och mörk choklad. Uns av rökighet. Krämig smak med mogen choklad smak. Lätt munkänsla toppat med rostade toner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrMati (100) - Trzebnica, POLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Aroma of chocolate, cherries, alcohol and coffee mixed together, which makes pleasant cherry liquors flavour. Some dried plum behind. Pours with high, medium bubbled beige head, leaves good lacing. Dark brown almost perfectly clear colour. In taste there’s roasted dark bread, coffee and chocolate with sourness behind. High carbonation, I can say it’s fizzy, for me too high. Body is low but thanks to taste and quite nice bitterness it seems to be higher. Leaves quite nice coffee aftertaste with bit of sourness and herbs. For me it’s very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (778) - SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Chocolate with some roasted malts. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (412) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2017
I det närmaste svart med ett gigantiskt, finbubbligt, ljusbrunt skum: läckert! Doftar mjölkchoklad med gräddkola, Kahlua. Kraftfull chokladsmak och en hel mängd läckra brända toner och en balanserande beska. 11-04-23. Testad mot Brooklyn Black Chocolate: Young’s doftar mer choklad men Brooklyn är mer komplex och mycket fylligare.

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