Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.74/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle to nonic, served five minutes out of the fridge.
A - 4.0 - Opaque dark brown. Nice, thick, creamy tan head that endures for quite a while.
S - 3.5 - Smells of general stouty black malt smell plus a bit of chocolate plus a bit of sweeter malt.
T - 3.75 - That chalky black malt char taste really comes to the front, and the chocolate is barely sweet, almost of the baking chocolate variety. There's a hint of coffee. Not what I was expecting. Of course I forgot to let it sit out, so I imagine I'd get more chocolate when warmer. I actually like it the way it is though. I didn't really want something really sweet. Definitely better than average, but not quite as complex as some of the things I'd give a 4.
M - 3.5 - Thinner than expected. Even crisp. Has a slight chalkiness.
O - 4.0 - Between the char-forwardness, the not-very-sweet chocolate note, and the thin chalky crispness, this is a totally different beer than the thicker, round, mild, sweet chocolate confection I was expecting from and English beer called a double chocolate stout. I'm glad it turned out this way instead though. It's a good one, almost sessionable, and full of robust flavor. I'd give it about a 3.9 in the overall category if I could.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2012 01:45:26 | More by BrownNut
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