Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.53/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle (marked best before aug 25 '07) into pint glass served at cellar temp.
Pours black with a huge foamy sticky taupe head leaving some lace on the glass.
The scent is entirely chocolate syrup.
Tastes like hot chocolate with underlying dark fruit. Some vanila and molasses. There's a roasty bitterness here which balances the beer and causes it to taste less sweet and chocolatey than the name implies. Very slight hops at the finish and some unsweetened baking cocoa which can get a bit chalky.
Mouthfeel is a silky, creamy medium. I'd prefer a thicker bolder mouthfeel but this is quite good for the relatively low abv.
Drinkability suffers a bit because for some reason this beer fills me up more than any other. I've never drunk it and desired a second.
Not my favorite chocolate stout but certainly not a bad one. I think the bitter chalky aftertaste and the slightly syrupy quality throw me on this one. I prefer Sam Adams Cream stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2007 01:27:47 | More by sethmeister
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