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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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4,768 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,768
Reviews: 2,214
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 135
Gots: 346 | 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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Photo of udfan07
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Has smokey taste with chocolate notes. Very smooth finish. Very much a dark beer.

udfan07, Today at 04:26 AM
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Partial best by date of 2014.
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler on 12.26.13.

A: Motor oil with a foamy tan head.

S: Loads of malty chocolate.

T: Chocolate, malt, some smoke in the aftertaste.

M: Creamy smooth. Velvety.

O: Very balanced. Sweet, but not icky sweet. It has an edge to it that balances out the sweetness.

WAbeerfiend, Today at 12:52 AM
Photo of Moose90
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Moose90, Yesterday at 07:27 AM
Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.3/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a nitro can into a mug..

A: 4.25 - Pours very dark with a CREAMY one-finger head. It's cool to watch it all float up to the top after the pour.

S: 4.25 - Malt with a lot of sweet, milky chocolate.

T: 4.5 - SO good! Malty with chocolate upon chocolate.

M: 4.25 - More watery than I remembered, but awesome nonetheless. This is a beer I tend to drink pretty fast since it goes down so easy. Super creamy, super drinkable.

O: 4.3 - You get what you pay for with this beer. You buy this expecting chocolate and that's exactly what you get. Very tasty beer that I think mostly anybody could enjoy.

REGreenBTRB, Yesterday at 12:33 AM
Photo of Plz320
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%

Plz320, Monday at 06:08 PM
Photo of Microminus
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Microminus, Monday at 10:57 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Curlybash, Sunday at 03:37 PM
Photo of normALE
4/5  rDev -0.5%

normALE, Sunday at 02:08 PM
Photo of myzerov
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

myzerov, Sunday at 02:01 PM
Photo of mmink27
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

mmink27, Sunday at 12:48 PM
Photo of kevinlater
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

500ml funny-shaped bottle into goblet. best before april 23, 2015, enjoyed on september 13, 2014

a: aside from very apparent caramel-ruby hues at the bottom through some light, this is a very dark and black beer. an aggressive pour yields just over a finger of latte-esque head or something

s: well, you know, chocolate. bits of coffee and roasted malt as well

t: chocolate and not much else. it's not called "double chocolate stout" for nothing. just kidding. there are tastes of dark fruits (i'm thinking figs and cherries) right after the chocolate, and roasted malt. some sort of sweet syrup and maybe even hints of vanilla notes. there's a fair bit of black coffee flavour in here as well which is nice. finish appropriately dry, reminiscent of a coffee-like bitterness. the coffee notes dominate as the beer warms

m: a bit watery with medium-ish carbonation which is somewhat odd for a stout

o: a tasty beer with a subpar mouthfeel

kevinlater, Sunday at 02:40 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jakea, Sunday at 02:27 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Basoos1, Saturday at 03:38 AM
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

yalyssa, Saturday at 03:23 AM
Photo of hophugger
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Was told I had to try this, so here it is. Pours a light black, unable to see through. Nice tan head that holds on for a long time. Aroma is of light barley and hot chocolate. Taste seems a little watery, but overall, a good flavor with highlights of milk chocolate and a hint of bitterness. Nice and crispy and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Almost tastes like an actual cup of bittersweet hot chocolate with some marshmallows. Nice brew but anything that could be drunk in multiples. Glad I tasted

hophugger, Friday at 08:56 PM
Photo of Can_has_beer
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Can_has_beer, Friday at 01:43 AM
Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours a big, spongy dark brown head. Retention is good; the head leaves super sticky lacing down the glass. Brew is solidly black.

Aroma is mostly roasted barley, and has a slightly boozy grape character - odd for the low ABV. Dark cacao is definitely present, as well.

Flavor is overall very light. Milk and cream up front and mid palate; a layer of roasted and toasted malts throughout, featuring chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes; very bitter dark cacao on the back end. There's a hint of sweetness, but very little. Bracing, earthy bitterness.

Fairly thin but oily mouthfeel. There's plenty of bite, but that's not what I'm looking for in a beer called Double Chocolate Stout. Fairly smooth and creamy.

This is a well crafted and absolutely beautiful beer, and I appreciate the low-ABV, but I was definitely expecting more of a dessert stout with this name. Actually, it might make a much better breakfast stout.

Roguer, Thursday at 10:26 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

drdiesel9483, Thursday at 09:10 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

stephenlee, Thursday at 07:29 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

A 4 - black with a creamy brown head that holds decent retention
S/T 3.5 - roasted barley, dark chocolate, cream, vanilla
M 4 - creamy and smooth, finishes with some earthy hops and a bit of a peppery prickle
O 3.75 - a classic, easy drinking sweet stout. Nice to come back to every once in awhile.

barnzy78, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

CKay357, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Hopsiam14, Sep 09, 2014
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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
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