Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout

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90
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5,317 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,317
Reviews: 2,320
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 187
Gots: 672 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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Ratings: 5,317 | Reviews: 2,320
Photo of mjc3151
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

just ok, much better out there

Photo of Marraybay
1.72/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yuck: Another that I had high hopes for, but ultimately was extremely disappointed with. Looked decent in the glass, with a nice head, lacing, and dark brown color. Taste was disappointing to say the least. No sweetness; no chocolate; just a relatively thin non-descript and somewhat bitter dark beer. Looked towards the kitchen sink a couple of times, but did manage to finish. Big let down.

Photo of BeerConny
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank out of bottle....Shame on me. Smells decent but not strong enough to give a higher rating. Taste is fairly good too although not as thick as most stouts. Could be more creamy with a more pronounced flavor. Overall good beer but not worth six dollars as pint. Probably won't be buying this again because of the price.

Photo of mlockman
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My issue here was perception: this was my first chocolate stout, and having a considerable sweet tooth, I was expecting some upfront chocolate flavor. Long story short, I was in the mood for chocolate, and I would have been better off to buy a chocolate bar and try this beer on a different occasion. I definitely need to revisit this one

Photo of Bugcatcher
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Nothing spectacular but a good all around stout. I was hoping for more chocolate and maybe a little thicker on the body.but a good stout nonetheless

Photo of bugatti26
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

It tastes like chocolate is very good, I ate with chocolate donut and really its a good companion with beer one.

Photo of ke1
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 500mL bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours black as night with foamy brown head that dissipated leaving a ring.
Smell is malty and roasted grain, with sweetness and a tone of dark chocolate.
Moutgfeel: medium carbonation, surprisingly slightly watery.
Taste is malted barley woth a dark roast, a little chocolate, slight astringency. Delicious. Very drinkable, for a stout - I have bought it before and will again.

Photo of drunkenmess
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black with minimal head that lingers very lightly thru out. No lacing for this one. Smells of dark chocolate and molasses detection. Tastes of a hint of sweet light fruit and strong chocolate. No boozy taste and very easy going and light to drink. Good to drink over n over again. Cheers

Photo of Ferran
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Super elegant.
Potser el cacau massa evident, però és addictiva.
Regal d'en Jaume Malet.

Photo of jwilz8806
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer just tried my first two this weekend from a friend that gave me half of the four pack he had bought of the cans I would say it's up there with the sam Smith chocolate stout

Photo of JoLight
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Thin, khaki head that dissipates into a sizable ring of foam. Nice lacing. Blackish body, with hues of brown.

Aroma: Very strong, with emphasis on the upfront notes of sweet grain (it's heavy on the grain), and that sweet, typical malty stout aroma. I detect a minute amount of some kind of chocolate note half-way through the drink, and as it warms. But it remains mostly sweet, grainy, and dark-roasted.

Taste: the taste is light overall, and is slightly watery. It's very grainy—toasted grains, little maltiness. It reminds me a great deal of a hearty black lager, to be honest.

Mouthfeel: creamy, light side of medium.

Overall, I am disappointed with this beer. I was expecting more chocolate notes on the palate, at least. Instead, what I tasted was more like a Guinness Draught Stout (which I do like), mixed with a black lager. I won't buy this again, but not because it is bad; it's just not unique or tasty enough to spend the money on it.

Photo of drone
2.26/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On nitro @ The Collective On Tap. Really a disappointing after all the hype. Bad tap lines, or maybe this just isn't a beer to be drinking on nitro.

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.01/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer, but definitely not a personal favourite. Would recommend trying because I can appreciate why some people love it.

Photo of Absolut
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Decadent pillowy smoothness. Malty chocolate. Phenomenal old time classic

Photo of deesbeers
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as I had hoped, but pleasant enough and not too hard on the wallet. I had it bottled, the nitro can may yield better taste and body.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had at least 20 years of tasting this beauty. Easy to find and always consistent.

Photo of jafrpavi
2.7/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just not what I expected for a first time.

Photo of Tsigler94
2.76/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Don't like milk chocolate, not a fan

Photo of Urk1127
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nitro can into stout glass. Half finger pillowy tan khaki head. Dark body. Opague black. Smell is roasted malt and yeast. Super crazy smooth. Creamy. With a very so slight tingly zip for feel. Slight bitter dark chocolate and roasty malt taste. Excellent brew. Almost borderline Guinness to me but this is thicker and a bit heavier.

Photo of Trombone69
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had mine from a can. mmmmm. nom nom nom.

Photo of KlimaxPayne
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Supersmooth, taste is very rich, but not as intensive as Pale Ales or Strong stouts have. You feel like it's quite heavy, but you can easily get 3 pints without a being too drunk or full. Great experience, I tried nothing similar. You'll love it or hate it, but you do need to taste it!

Photo of Bunman3
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mmmm...comfort in a glass. This beer looks, tastes, and feels like an immaculate conception between stout and chocolate. This is, without a doubt, one of the very best beers I have ever enjoyed.

Photo of Mare
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I could get used to it

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The head of thick, strong and heavy with brown color, reminiscent of chocolate mousse. stay long.
The smell of chocolate, just cocoa, pralines, and weak coffee.
Delicate flavor, but instead of chocolate praline filling palpable. It is like a dry, powdered. Bitterness at the finish of each sip, good
Gentian gives us much chocolate, but if it is a "double"? Young's Double Chocolate is watery, it is without the body, and the density is low. When I first tasted this Young'sa, that was about 10 years ago, I remember it differently. There are today expected something more,
more chocolate, more sweetness and density.

Photo of Bone53
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer is solid for a light tasting chocolate stout. However, Samuel Smiths blows it away

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,317 ratings.