Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 3777   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sudennorthstar (17) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Tasted great. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Very smooth and very good. Probably more sweet than their description suggests, but I liked it a lot. They mean business when they say double chocolate stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Myonlyvice (228) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2017
Almost black with a big foamy head. Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt. Sweet with a slight bitterness lingering behind. Very smooth but a bit thin mouthfeel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onesimus (43) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Very dark brown, half finger "foamy" head. Aromas of cocoa notes coffee and hints dark fruits. In the mouth it's medium bodied and carbonation The flavours of cocoa and chocolate and coffee mingle nicely, the gentle bitterness ebbs slowly away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (61) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Tastes of chocolate & malt. Very drinkable. Starts mild finishes mild. Big bodied for a small beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (109) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Suuuuuuuper smooth. Great lancing with proper carbonation. Some roast and coffee and bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
waldbraeu (16) - - FEB 24, 2017
nice big brown head, very dark color, cloudy, tastes just like a mix of cocoa and dark chocolate. The bitterness from the hops tastes like freshly toasted cocoa beans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (736) - PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 30A/15B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L6327A (BBF11/2017). AROMA: medium-low coffee-like aroma with a slightly sweet medium cocoa note. light sweet note. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with ruby highlights. clear. medium light brown head with medium retention. TASTE: medium-low roasted grains with a coffee-like impression, followed by a low cocoa note. medium bitterness with a dry and roasted finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low to low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice stout with a balanced chocolate character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
meccahh69lol (48) - 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 (216) - 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 (238) - 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 (259) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Aromat czekolada, kawa, słód, owoce. Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana średnia, drobnopęcherzykowa. W smaku czekolada ciemna, kawa, słód.

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