Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into my Stone Imperial Russian Stout tulip from the bottle; I've been shying away from Young's ever since my first try of their Oatmeal Stout, which I didn't like at all. I've wanted to buy the Double Chocolate, but only recently stumbled across it in bottles instead of cans.
It's damn dark, and capped with a minimalistic head that leaves behind tiny spots of lacing; Poor retention, but an appealing shade of black.
The smell is warm with rich, decadent coffee and chocolate tones, a sweet dark brown kind of smell; There are slight hints of rummy alcohol, but the bittersweet caress of chocolate takes center stage.
Warming to the proper temperature allows all of this beer's strong, rounded flavors to burst forth. Definitely, definitely a chocolate flavored beer. But don't be scared! It's a chocolatey BEER, and there's definitely beer in the flavor, too! Rich, slightly roasty malts, bittering, slightly acidic hops, dark coffee and smooth cocoa.
Minimal carbonation save a bit of zip, a very slight tartness from the alcohol, but very smooth, very cool-feeling in the mouth even at an appropriate temp - it tempts me to drink deeply. It can be appreciated just as easily in deep gulps as in lazy sips.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2006 04:53:51 | More by Tupperwolf
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