Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.38/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
14.9oz nitro-can poured into a Stone nonic.
A - Pours a dark chocolate brown, almost black but not quite there. There is about a finger and a half of silky smooth, light tan head that has a great cascading affect thanks to the nitro-can that makes it resemble Guinness. Retention is fantastic, lasting the entire period over which I drank this, and the lacing is generous and thick as well.
S - Right at the front of the aroma is the rich, sweet chocolate that this stout is known for. It's not a bitter chocolate, but rather like flaked, milk chocolate. There is a touch of hops as well, but for the most part the malts are the show for this beer.
T - Unfortunately, while nitro does wonders for the appearance and smoothness of a beer, it does tend to mute some of the flavors of a beer, and it's noticeable here. The first few seconds of the taste are mysteriously bland and watery, and only until the mid-palate comes around does most of the flavor come in. Again, it is full of chocolate, but there's little else until the finish, when some floral hops come through. A little disappointing to be honest.
M - The mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with decent carbonation. Amazing, frothy head and the nitro lead to a velvety soft feel on the palate. However, it is exceptionally light for a stout and even thin and watery at times. This has a direct effect on the taste, so I have to dock it points for that.
D/O - Drinkability is moderate. While the look and smell are nice on this, the taste and body are lacking. I have had this beer a good amount of times in bottles and this is my first nitro-can, so I am not sure if my memory of this beer is skewed or the different vessel, but I will have to try this again out of a bottle to refresh myself.
Serving type: nitro-can
11-16-2011 03:04:44 | More by nhindian
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