Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by musingmonkey:
3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I wasn't overly impressed with this beer. I'd wished to try it alongside of the Brooklyn offering, but that was not stocked when I purchased this.
A deep black upon pouring, with a 2 finger, almost brown and bubbly head that lasted well into the drink, leaving some thick lacing on the glass. A thing of beauty :)
Smell was roasted malt, a little coffee, but sweet, not burnt. All of these fragrances were rather subtle, and I suspected I'd chilled the stout a little too long. I think was confirmed by the taste.
Based on its name I was expecting some chocolately flavours to be readily apparant, but they were next to undetectable until about my 4th mouthful. This is a sweet, and smooth drink, the sweetness not quite balanced by some bitter, malty tastes. I must admit that as the beer warmed the flavours and complexities mounted. Yet, I felt a little let down by the time I'd finished.
Mouthfeel, however, was wonderful. It was creamy and very smooth, giving me no troubles in taking some hearty gulps.
I think I'm going to give this a second shot sometime soon, and go a little easier on the chill!
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2006 17:48:53 | More by musingmonkey
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