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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

5,211 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,211
Reviews: 2,293
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 169
Gots: 586 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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Photo of justintcoons
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz nitro-can poured into a can-shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Pours black with an awesome nitro effect cascading up the glass. Leaves behind 2 fingers of ultra-creamy head with a ridiculous amount of lacing.

Nose
Milk chocolate, caramel, raisin, and dusted cocoa. The aroma is light but nothing short of delicious.

Taste
Semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and dusted cocoa. Raisin, caramel, and hints of black cherry. Finishes with an ever-so-slight roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, and ultra-creamy.

Overall
Great chocolate flavors. Very easy drinking and delicate with a great nitro-can.

Photo of OwlsWatch
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks great, smells great, slightly underwhelming taste. I may be biased towards other chocolate stouts but this was a bit disappointing.

Photo of HaightAshbury
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stouts always throw me as an ipa drinker. It looks heavy and goes down like water. Taste with this one is outstanding.

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks great, smells great, even tastes great for the initial hit to the tongue. Aftertaste on this is not my thing though. Mouthfeel is only so-so. Still a solid stout.

Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wiescins
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lida
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaredtp
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grogsky
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of esiason14
2.87/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First quarter of the beer was tolerable. After that it was an overwhelming Hershey syrup like taste.

Photo of Rfiola
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent beer I recommend it

Photo of AaronSprouse
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maxson924
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of marieli
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown to black. Very nice foamy head, cappuccino-like. Started around 52 degrees. Chocolate was most present in the aroma, but not dominating, with some roasted malt. Taste was consistent with smell, but with a bit of coffee, too. Was semi-smooth, wish it was creamier. Alcohol was a little more present than I would have liked. Feel was on the thinner side, but not too bad. Different strokes for different folks. If you like chocolate and a smoother ride, I suggest, for example, Samuel Smith's over this one, but if you like your chocolate tamed by a more traditional beer/ale taste, then give it a try.

Photo of dannycohen62
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjak774
4.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Try in cans it has a much smoother taste.

Photo of Winston3737
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjplumer
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(Nitrocan) Malt and chocolate aroma. Black body with a creamy tan one finger head that coats the glass. Creamy dry chocolate taste with a touch of sweetness. Light bitterness. Feels thick and silky. Clean smooth finish.

Photo of jarnold2532
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spiral517
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tetelestai
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, almost black color with cream colored head. Good lacing

S: Chocolate, coffee

T: Sweet chocolate, gives way to a bit of booziness, coffee aftertaste

F: Medium to full

O: Good beer. Not quite as good as some others I've had but definitely worth a shot.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,211 ratings.