Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours a opaque nearly black with a 1 1/2" firm, dark tan head with the tiniest bubbles. Head drops to a film after about 3 minutes but still provides decent lace.
Smell is a little weaker than I'm used to from a stout but nice aromas. Consists of dark chocoate,malt, coffee & hops.
Taste is, of course, dark chocolate (my favorite),roasted malt, coffee, hops and a hint of alcohol late. Good balance.
Mouthfeel is weaker than might be expected from a good English stout and the amount of carbonation is a bit higher. Have to say this is a light-bodied beer considering the style. If it were a bit chewier, more meaty, I would rate it much higher. Quite a creamy feel in the mouth though.
It's a fairly smooth drinking beer, one I've had repeatedly and will have again in the future. The chocolate is much more noticeable than in other stouts & I really like that. Also, the coffee is not so heavy as in others and I like that too. A really well balanced beer. Although not the finest example of the style, a consistently good one.
Serving type: on-tap
08-31-2004 20:15:30 | More by PorterLambic
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3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Youngs double chocolate stout surprised me in a very pleasant way! The appearance is that of a dark stout. Smell is roasted malts with very strong scent of a bittersweet chocolate. Taste is by far the best part, with bittersweet bakers chocolate coming up front along with the malt, with a slightly bitter hit at the end. The chocolate stays with you throughout the entire experience. Excellent beer for desert or with a hearty meal.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:31:49 | More by tlennon0815
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
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