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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BA SCORE
90
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5,326 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,326
Reviews: 2,324
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 187
Gots: 676 | 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: 5,326 | Reviews: 2,324
Photo of beerrat
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding not to strong just the right taste.

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful creamy head and a pitch black texture that's impossible to see through. Great, complicated flavor that doesn't overpower you.

Photo of Andresa
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great with chocolate chip cookies

Photo of captainkrad
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep roasted chocolate and sweet nutty toffee. Rich, creamy, yummy.

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!

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,326 ratings.