Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
Black pour with a generous tan head. The nose is nicely highlighted by cocoa and mild chocolate. The taste is of cocoa and light, un-sweetened chocolate. Semi-bitter finish. The mouthfeel was very light and lacked body & richness. As for being a "double chocolate stout" i would say that Rogue and Storm King live up to that name sake more so than this beer. The drinkability is poor b/c if i want a stout, i don't really want something this light and easy drinking.
02-05-2004 18:03:35 | More by Popsinc
3.63/5 rDev -9.9%
Appearance This one is very dark in color and creamy-looking. The head is rather modest but showed excellent retention.
Smell The good, solid, dark malts are very pleasing and well-accompanied by the promised chocolate notes.
Taste The dark chocolate flavor is right on for the style. It is slightly sweet and noticeably bitter. The big malt from the nose eases up at the taste but is still prominent.
Mouthfeel This one is almost medium-bodied but doesnt quite make it. The lasting bitter character though makes it seem a little bigger than it is.
Drinkability This is a nice, low-ABV stout that can be enjoyed several times over in a night.
09-16-2004 17:59:59 | More by RoyalT
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
Reviewed from notes I made on 3/29/11.
Poured into a snifter, this stout appears very dark brown with a giant, fluffy, dark tan head. Lacing left on the glass is clumpy, splotchy, and streaky.
A lightly roasted single stout aroma blends with a not-overpowering dark chocolate/cocoa aroma. To me, it smells a lot like cocoa powder. A little bit of toffee and a chocolate-banana bread that I once enjoyed jump out of the glass, too.
A slightly twangy, roasty malt flavor lands on my palate at first, followed by a cocoa and toffee, and finished off with a good balance between decadent dark chocolate and a slightly acidic roasted malt flavor. Solid.
The mouthfeel is mostly roasty and acidic- just slightly biting, but with a nice medium-bodied creaminess to counteract. It's a pleasant, soft feel with just enough of a bite.
Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable, sessionable stout. I don't think it would be my first chocolate stout choice, but it wouldn't be too far behind in the pack.
01-31-2012 22:37:14 | More by TCHopCraver
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
From the nitro-can it pours opaque black with a milky tan head that leaves a curtain of lacing down the sides of the glass.
Tastes and smells similar to an English chocolate biscuit, simple but pleasant.
The taste is light, so I would score the bottle higher overall. That being said, it's still wonderful and enormously drinkable out of the can. I've always been a fan of this beer.
02-25-2010 05:59:05 | More by brownbeer
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
A brilliant coffee cascade and the brew carbonates. The chocolaty head caps a nice black brew and sticks to the top of the beer 'til the end. The aromas are really quite absent, which is surprising given the representation of flavors. The bitter chocolate notes are married well with coffee, toasted nuts, and mild malts. The coffee aftertaste is very pleasant. This offering is a nice comforting winter choice that is not too heavy for the style and is overall a very good beer.
11-22-2009 00:33:50 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
4.75/5 rDev +17.9%
Poured from nitro-can into a pint glass
A: Deep dark brown in color with the slightest hint of opacity when held to the light. The head was the classic nitrogen induced dense foam with a light brown color, eventually creating about 1/4" of head that stayed very well. Awesome.
S: Less prominent than I expected but very pleasant, predominantly chocolate - both malty sweet and the real thing, like high cocoa chocolate. There is also the slightest hint of coffee but it's more of a mocha smell. Aroma alone gives an impression of elegant sweetness.
T: Complex, and tasty flavors of chocolate malty goodness on a thick rich wave that eases its way across the palate. The creamy texture is absolutely perfect. There is a hint of sweetness but it really isn't sweet. Somehow, there is a balance between sweet and bitter without the apparent presence of hops but leaning toward the former. Nice long linger of bitter chocolate taste, perhaps with the slightest bit of coffee at the tail end of the finish.
M&D: Creamy and chewy texture that just envelopes the tongue with solid complex flavors. A long pull is most enjoyable, with great mouthfeel and satisfaction. Highly drinkable, especially with the moderate ABV. This is one fantastic brew!!
03-14-2008 20:46:41 | More by SIRIUS2
4.47/5 rDev +10.9%
Presentation: 500ml brown bottle embossed with a ram and adorned with a purple label.
Appearance: Black and thick with a creamy, bubbly, tan head.
Smell: Roasted and chocolate aromas.
Taste: Extremely smooth and creamy with a chewy, nicely odd, mild sweetness that mingles with a slight burnt/roasted chocolate flavour (big chocolate flavour). An underlying hop flavour balances the malt, showing up about half way thru the taste with a hint of licorice. The mouth is left a bit dry with a lingering note of astringency.
Notes: Hands down, and incredible stout and deadly in its drinkability. Unfortunately a bottle goes for about $3-3.50, making it a brew for special occasions.
02-06-1999 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.7/5 rDev -8.2%
This one did not impress me as much in the bottle as it did on tap. The beer poured a usual stout black with fizzy brown head that faded quickly into nothingness. The smell was much weaker than the tap version I had but still had hints of chocolate and coffee. The taste is what really suffered though. The chocolate flavors and the roastiness were still there but were quite subdued compaired to the tap version. Maybe I just got a bum bottle? Either way I think I'll skip the bottle from now on.
04-24-2004 11:08:59 | More by Dmann
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
I decided to pit my two favorite chocolate stouts (Young's + Rogue) against each other and see which came out on top.
The Rogue is better looking. This Young's has a lighter-colored head, more of a tan than Rogue's deep mocha. Young's is slightly transparent in the pour, although both beers are opague when held up to light.
The alcohol scent is pretty present in Young's, but fortunately there is a lot of other things going on there too. I smell sweet malt, roastiness, a bit of coffee.
The taste is so extremely smooth and well rounded. Truly a delight to drink. I dont taste much bitterness or hops. The only thing is, I dont know if I'd really agree with the "double" in the name. I taste more roastiness than anything.
Mouthfeel is pretty creamy. Seems low in carbonation as well (not a negative point).
Young's Double Chocolate Stout is an excellent beer and one of my favorite stouts, but I have to give 1st place to Rogue. Using real chocolate is the key that gives it the edge, I believe.
01-17-2006 21:49:06 | More by chOAKbarrell
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
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