Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Ratings: 4,501 | Reviews: 2,197 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The worst thing you could do for yourself is drink this too cold. I didn't let it sit long enough before sampling last time, and it had been a while since I'd last tasted it. As a result, I was unpleasantly surprised at a somewhat weak and astringent aroma, combined with a less than pleasant finish. And I once thought it was a great beer!
After 10 minutes or so, the beer really began to show its character. The combination of roasty chocolate malt and real chocolate began to come through in the aroma, and the decadently sweet flavor picked up a nice, slightly hoppy finish.
There's a real danger of over-doing it on the sweetness in a drink like this, but Young's managed to balance out this beer quite nicely. The chocolate is wonderful, and something you won't find in many other beers, but the body is fairly light (perhaps a bit too light for a stout) and the finish is dryer than one would expect. Perhaps a bit thin for something billed as a luxury double chocolate stout, but it works! Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2002 21:47:21 | More by mzwolinski
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3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Youngs double chocolate stout surprised me in a very pleasant way! The appearance is that of a dark stout. Smell is roasted malts with very strong scent of a bittersweet chocolate. Taste is by far the best part, with bittersweet bakers chocolate coming up front along with the malt, with a slightly bitter hit at the end. The chocolate stays with you throughout the entire experience. Excellent beer for desert or with a hearty meal.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:31:49 | More by tlennon0815
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,501 ratings.