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

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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

5,064 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,064
Reviews: 2,243
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 152
Gots: 462 | FT: 2
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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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Overly sweet. Cloying. Disgusting. Vomit inducing.

I love a GOOD chocolate stout; ie: Brooklyn Brewery's seasonal - Black Chocolate Stout.

However, this stuff is foulness personified. People can moon on about the composition and characteristics but what matters is the taste. This beer should be poured down the drain. You couldn't pay me to drink this crap.

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1.08/5  rDev -73.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

Photo of willPS21
1.68/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'd rather drink a 40 of old english.

I was served this beer on accident basically, as the bartender allegedly (he didn't) tried to inform me that they were out of the Bells Expedition that I was ordering. It came about 58 degrees, and was quite disgusting. Maybe its the symptom of unknowingly picking up the empty milk carton from the fridge door, maybe its the symptom of being unknowingly served a glass of warm yoohoo guiness and a splash of coors original and samuel smith and simple syrup which has been whipped to enhance the milky bubbly texture.

In all honesty, I am being harsh, but I suffered through it. Wait no I didn't. I took about 5 ever-shrinking sips and then asked for my money back, but that wasn't happening, so the glass sat all alone in no mans land on the bar, looking just pitiful as I ordered proper beer all around it. The function of that beer until close was a general obstacle, maybe a drunk-o-meter.

In all fairness I think basically adding ice would help out the effect in my situation, and in retrospect I wish I had tried it. Maybe some tobasco as well, and a raw egg. Now, I suspect I don't like milk stouts to begin with, especially the darkies. THAT is an aquired taste, very British. I don't know one milk stout done by the great American brewers, ie Russian River, Founders, Bells, Stone.. and that's a large number of beers. Anyhow, I will make an effort to try it in a can/bottle. and make sure its near frozen to start, and I will work to be more open to the style, as I suspect it's very good at what its trying to be. Also, there's a chance that my glass or the tap lines were dirty or polluted somehow.

Yes, if the guy would have exchanged my glass of Double Chocolate for a OE 40, i would have taken him up on it.

Also, I've had TWO friends get stuck with the moo thunder, and I will bet that that's far worse. I hear its epically rough. I want to do a side by side comparison and I will modify my review if necessary. If not, a 40oz backup plan is fairly cheap.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Had a very outputting smell and taste.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of BigTomZ
1.8/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a nice black with a thin tan head. Not much light gets through.

Smells like a chocolate stout with a bit of coffee. Has a sort of chocolate syrup aroma to it.

Tastes like there is chocolate in this beer, but I can't get past this artificial taste it has. There is this weird chemical metallic taste. I could only get through a few sips of this beer.

Mouthfeel was pretty thin for the style.

Overall I did not like this one bit. Lots of people seem to like it, but not me. I didn't like it the first time. Then a few months later I picked up another bottle and got the same result. This beer has too much of an artificial taste to it. I love me some chocolate stouts, but this was a drain pour.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,064 ratings.