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99
style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3800   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arsenal (10) - Orange, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
my love affair with Youngs continues with what has become my favorite stout... no comparison to Guinness. opaque with fine beige lacing, aroma/flavor of chocolate, yes, but also strong coffee. nitro cans are the best. this is the stout that makes me look forward to chilly weather... and i dislike chilly weather!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
remerts2 (12) - LATVIA - APR 23, 2017
Krāsa melna, ar brūnganu toni. Aromāts viegli šokolādīgs, tumšie karameļu iesali. Garša pavisam nedaudz saldena, tumšās šokolādes toņi. Ķermenis vidējs, krēmīgs, zīdains. Viegla apiņu rūgtums pēcgaršā. Pietiekami viegli dzerams alus priekš šāda tumšā alus.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Khosrove (51) - LATVIA - APR 23, 2017
Chocolate in the aroma. Taste has chocolate, coffee and burnt malt a little bit. Very well balanced.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Votisek (6) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 22, 2017 does not count
Not my kind of beer. Taste is flat. Tastes like a flat Guinness beer........... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geolgau (124) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Almost black color, beige head. Aroma: milk chocolate, faint roasted malts, roasted coffee, cookie chocolate biscuits. Medium body, medium-high carbonation, acid mouthfeel. Flavors and taste are a bit fainter than the aromas: roastiness, astrigent bitterness, bitter chocolate. Could be better, but it’s good as it is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (337) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Noire à belle mousse beige stable à 0,5 cm. Nez : nettement orienté sur le liquorice et le dark chocolate, le fruit noir, le rôti. Bouche : douce, fraîche, sur le chocolat, les fruits secs et une légère mais plaisante amertume. Bon stout plutôt "léger" mais manquant de "surprises" pour atteindre des sommets

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzurro (150) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Definitely one better than expected. I bought this one as a gift for my wife. I liked it better than she did. :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oleg85 (185) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2017
Пил давно. Пиво очень понрави& Покупал в банке с азотист& шариком. Из того, что пробова& пока единств& пиво, котором& на самом деле шла азотная пена.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ILduce (278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2017
LCBO bottle: smells like toasted malt, raisin bread and coffee. Taste is similar with cocoa, nuts and some smoke. Dry and somewhat creamy. Medium to full-bodied stout. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (238) - Stow, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2017
11.2 ounce bottle at the house. Smell chocolate, looks dark brown. Smooth, no head on top. Taste the chocolate. Pretty nice chocolate stout.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
artolan (12) - POLAND - APR 7, 2017
W aromacie mocna mleczna czekolada. Niestety w smaku zawodzi, bardzo wodniste i nijakie.


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