Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.75/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Wells & Young's, so far has done London proud with their special ale, but quite average with its banana beer, hopefully their double chocolate stout will pick up the baton and run hard (into a wall of Olympic metaphors).
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.
A: Presents with a chocolate body (that's shut up irony right there), and a tan 0.5cm creamy head. Looks appealing... and chocolaty.
S: Rich smoke and chicory assails the nostrils. Soon followed by dark chocolate (let's count how many times I use the word "chocolate" in this review), hint of dark fruits and water... yes, water.
T: Has the element of chocolate straight away. That being said the chocolate taste could be richer... a lot richer. Other than that we have the usual stout/porter suspects; chicory, smoke, coffee grinds and a hint of vanilla. Not bad, not stand out either.
M: Slightly more watery than expected, reminiscent of Guinness in this respect - mid to light body and carbonation.
D: As a stout it meets expectations well enough. As a double chocolate stout? Needs more chocolate. Apart from that we have a half decent stout that is unfortunately not as good as Coopers or Old Engine Oil, and doesn't live up to the double chocolate flavour it implies. Chocolate.
Food match: Will it match chocolate? Of course it will! Silly question actually... aside from chocolate it would pair equally with venison or game meats, rare steaks and trousers.
Note: 13 times if you count "chocolaty".
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2012 09:50:17 | More by doktorhops
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