Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Enjoyed a YDCS off a nitro-tap (hells yeah!) at Flanagan's Ale House, Louisville. Just recently added to their tap rotation.
A: Deadly as ever. This looks like a thick, creamy stout; good cascade effect off the nitro-tap. Head looks like chocolate milk, uber-thick, super rich and creamy. After cascading for a couple good minutes, the body settles to a dark, mahogany brown. Killer head retention and sticky lacing.
S: Nose is all kinds of chocolate like you'd expect - nothing really different or new from the can/bottle version: milk chocolate, dark, baker's chocolate, some semisweet/cocoa powder in there too. The underlying stout has some considerable roasted notes, prominently some coffee bean and heavily burnt toast.
T: Again, delicious. If there is any change from bottle to nitro-can to nitro-tap, its that the chocolate seems slightly brighter off the nitro-tap, probably because the nitrogen carbonation seems to make beers taste sweeter. If anything, it provides a nicer contrast during the experience because you get the rich, sweet, milk chocolate flavors up front (especially if you take a sip right off the head) and then once you get into the body of the stout, the roasted malts seem to release a touch more bittering, burnt flavors. Works quite well.
M: Goodness this is even silkier and ridiculously creamy/smooth; this stout is already creamy to begin with, but off the nitro-tap it is even a step above what you get from the nitro-can if you ask me.
D: Deadly. Too easy to kill off a 12oz draft in under 5 minutes (it is, after all, 4.9oz less than the nitro-can). Super sessionable stout - just enough sweetness, bitterness and little hint of the booze that you can get away with many of these before you start feeling it.
Still my favorite milk stout. Still the beer I have in my fridge most often. Still my go-to session stout. I wish I had a tap of this at my house. Good thing I can find it on tap at 2-3 locations locally and for reasonable prices.
Serving type: nitro-tap
08-04-2009 19:14:45 | More by Buschyfor3
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