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Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,294 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4294
Reviews: 2187
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%


Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999)
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doktorhops

Australia

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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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,294 ratings.