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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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4,501 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,501
Reviews: 2,197
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 119
Gots: 234 | 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.

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Photo of jeffmonarch


2.45/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

14.9 oz. nitro-can in a pint glass.

A - Nice dark color with a light tan head.

S - Strong chocolate smell.

T - Really thin with light flavor. Some chocolate undertones.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - Not a fan. This is really watery and thin and the flavor is really light.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-25-2007 03:28:45 | More by jeffmonarch
Photo of jt31914


2.45/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Little to no head with a dark color (black with hints of brown when the beer is held against light). The beer looks fairly carbonated despite the lack of head (bubbles are continuously rising to the top of the beer).

S: Cocoa powder is by far the dominant scent of the beer; the char flavor that I find it most chocolate/coffee beers is also present, but overall the scent is not overpowering. The smell is phenomenal right before the beer hits the palate though.

T: The taste is obviously strong on chocolate, especially in the aftertaste/finish; however, unfortunately the finish is a little funky tasting. The beer is a little more watery than I expected, or at least it isn't as full as I had hoped it would be.

M: This is where my biggest problems with the beer come forth; I think the beer is far to over-carbonated in the mouth. You can't even hold it on the palate without fighting the impulse to swallow. Just a subpar mouthfeel to me.

D: This is the best aspect of the beer though, it is a very easily drinkable stout at 5.2%. It is tasty and easy not overly filling.

really disappointed w/this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 00:54:37 | More by jt31914
Photo of oriolesfan4


2.48/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My first try at a nitro-type container and it didn't go well. This beer looks great appearance wise, when you pour it's a tan color but then a dark color cascades down like a cloud and turns the beer all jet black.. pretty cool. I just couldn't get over how flat and watery the beer was. It was a fresh can, stored well and all, was I not pouring it right? Either way, it was so flat it made it almost drinkable.. nice lacing and all but its hard to taste the flavor when you have trouble swallowing it.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-03-2008 23:06:40 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of inanity


2.5/5  rDev -38%

03-05-2014 20:56:43 | More by inanity
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38%

04-10-2014 02:19:37 | More by John_Rendleman
Photo of DaveEcenrode


2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance- Dark Dark Dark Body, the head was a light peanut butter color about 2 finger head that lasted throughout. Lacing was all over the glass...very nice

Smell- I got a slight cocoa-ish smell, but seemed to smell like any other stout

Taste- The taste was not what I was expecting at all. I tasted nothing chocolate, nothing really sweet, basically I got a beer that tasted like a re-labeled GUINNESS...not fond of the flavoring

Mouthfeel- Slightly reminiscent of chewing on a tire just after a 10 second burnout, like I said with the taste, the mouthfeel is the same as the taste, Guinness-like.

Overall, definitely would not seek this one out again, unless it has been changed to include some carbonation or gained some bitterness. Good luck to all who give this Stout a whirl!!

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 02:02:39 | More by DaveEcenrode
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -38%

03-27-2013 01:07:08 | More by aranton
Photo of battlekow


2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I reviewed Young's Double Chocolate Stout once before, but I don't think I was ready to appreciate it at the time; however, now that I've delved more deeply into the world of stouts and porters, I think I'll give it another shot.

This is probably the best-looking beer I've ever had. It pours an almost opaque black that's capped by an extremely creamy chocolate-colored head. But the best part is the effect given by the carbonation as it's reabsorbed into the liquid: it looks like an hourglass, the brown bubbles "falling" down into the black abyss at the bottom of the glass.

Smells of coffee and chocolate, but not very strongly. Tastes and feels watery, like Guinness meets Newcastle. Very disappointing. Again, a very slight bit of coffee and chocolate, and a pleasant roasted bitterness, but there's just not a lot here.

Well, when I saw what it looked like, I was sure I was going to love it, but not so. Beautiful, thin, and boring--Young's Double Chocolate Stout would be popular in high school.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-27-2005 20:41:30 | More by battlekow
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

11-27-2012 03:36:39 | More by MinnTwins
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

06-21-2012 14:16:28 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

01-11-2014 00:51:50 | More by Burleigh
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

02-09-2013 08:59:41 | More by Captainawesome56
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

02-26-2014 05:54:19 | More by brett_arneson
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

07-11-2013 02:43:32 | More by peteh2112
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

11-20-2013 03:52:51 | More by KevinDanger23
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

12-01-2012 02:30:39 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

09-23-2012 02:12:47 | More by JayKay412
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

05-13-2012 02:52:22 | More by bootsandbeer
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

03-10-2014 03:52:32 | More by AlkaholTester
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

01-11-2013 01:34:10 | More by anvilx
Photo of sendsilk


2.53/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I used to like this beer. It has been several years and I bought one today just to revisit it.

I didn't smell much chocolate at all, hell, I smelled no chocolate. Maybe it's in the flavor! Nope, not there either. I think they forgot the chocolate in this brew. It is called DOUBLE chocolate so I really expected more from this thin, watery concoction.

There are plenty of other decent chocolate beers out there, pass this one by and pick another one up.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 00:52:56 | More by sendsilk
Photo of jhu1995


2.53/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass with a nice, milk chocolatey head which slowly dissipated. Color was dark and inviting and had hints of amber around the edges when held up to a light. Was highly disappointed with the smell - it had an overpowering yeasty odor, and not in an inviting way. The smell carried over to the taste - yeasty - which did however mellow out over time into a smoother, richer, roasted malt flavor. I couldn't picture myself drinking many of these but will purchase again to give it another try to confirm my initial tasting.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 02:46:11 | More by jhu1995
Photo of smakawhat


2.55/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass given off a very nice 2 finger head of a perfect light brown. Minimal lacing with a dark brown walnut body. Ring and bubble marks stay throughout leaving a nice light brown easy circle.

Smell of faint milk chocolate, some minor cream whiffs. not much else though, but it's quite pleasant.

Taste disappoints a bit, with a very soda pop tingle like carbonation on the tongue. Aftertaste is almost exclusively watered down club soda and carbon dioxide. Where is the flavor in this beer where did it go on the palate from what I smelled before? There is an extremely faint note of whipped chocolate on the end but it's nearly impossibly to detected because of all the fizz. This is also very wet in body. Malt where art thou?

Don't want another one.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 23:54:16 | More by smakawhat
Photo of MLegendre


2.58/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Wow... I must say I'm quite amazed at the formation of the head on this thing. I could watch that all day. After it settles it leaves a 1/2in white creamy head. Looks kind of like ice cream The body of the beer is black with some ruby highlights. The only thing keeping me from giving this a five is the fact that it really dosn't look like beer, more like a milkshake or something.

S: Smells good, very chocolatey, but dosn't really smell like a beer. Smells more like Nesquick. There is a hint of alcohol to the nose.

T: I was glad that it didn't taste as chocolatey as it smelled. I was actually especting this to be stronger than it was. Slighty bitter with a sweet roasted malts and chocolate dominating. Has a bitter coffee like aftertaste. Chocolate tastes pretty artificial. Reminds me of Guinness mixed with Nesquick.

M: Completly flat and kind of watery. This is killing it for me.

D: Watching the head form on this is definiatly it's strongest point . Taste-wise it was a decent stout, but I really can't stand how flat and watery it was. If it had at least some carbonation, and maybe a fuller body I would like it a lot more.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-14-2006 06:27:10 | More by MLegendre
Photo of JISurfer

South Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Eh, this was ok. The look was great, the smell was great. Then there was the taste. There was no taste what so ever. I got nothing out of this. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but I was very disappointed. It was kind of waterd down tasteing, but had some hints of maltiness. Other than that, I don't have anything else to say.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2003 21:16:13 | More by JISurfer
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,501 ratings.