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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

5,141 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,141
Reviews: 2,271
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 161
Gots: 525 | 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 BeerWatcher
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque dark brown, bordering on black, with some slight deep red hi-lights when extremely backlit. Moderate, mocha head, settling rapidly to a thin film, which does not mute the aromas at all.
And what aromas! Dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, and cafe au lait, are the most predominant on the nose.
The mouth feel is velvety smooth, bringing tastes that fulfill the promises of the aromas. There is the addition of some medium bitterness on the swallow.
This is the type of chocolatey stout I often crave, and this one delivers big time. In a word....outstanding!

Photo of scinnh
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bp123
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdaddyjerry
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandandan79
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MayonakaStout
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of intovert2438
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Otowi
2.28/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

This used to be a really good double chocolate stout.

Now they have added what they call "real chocolate flavouring", wich from what I gather is some sort of artificial flavouring, and it shows.

It pours pitch black, and has a chocolate and coffee armoa wich is quite pleasant. But it stops there.

The flavour is very artificial, and not what it used to be. This used to be a favourite, but not anymore, wich is a damned shame.

I do not know why they added artificial flavouring, but it has ruined a real nice beer indeed.

Hope they remove this bad artificial flavouring, and return to what this used to be, a great brew.

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Ba Review #288
Served On: 01/23/2015
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled AVB: 5.2%
Date/ Code: 04/28/14

Got this one in a beer trade with a neighbor. Have wanted to hit this one up for a decade now.

Look: Pitch-black appearance. Initial 2-fingers of frothy sand-colored head with mostly big bubbles. Head reduced down to a thin coating within moments while leaving some random patches of thin lacing on the Duvel glass. Carbonation bubbles were scarce but present through the murky darkness.

Smell: Deep dark roasted cocoa bean. Creamy espresso coffee character. Faint hints of butterscotch as the glass was pulled away. A delicate confectionery quality was also detected, that of a chilled tiramisu. Most likely from the milk stout component of this brew.

Taste: Started with a thinner mouth feel than expected. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee upfront. The middle had some slight bitterness, like in a baker’s cocoa; definitely not overboard on the sweetness here. The finish was clean with some traces of chocolate and a dryness coming though. Aftertaste was similar to that of black coffee.

This was a beer that holds true to the English styles: nothing over the top, yet very high quality. Was expecting a little more mouth feel as the bottle claims oats were used and the word ‘double’ is in the name. Either way a solid brew for a nice treat during the cold winter months here in the Mid-Atlantic.

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjs246
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyapollo
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Creamy stout with hints of chocolate, small head from the tap at "The Pub" at Perimeter Mall in Sandy Springs north oh Atlanta. A bit flat for my tastes but still very palatable. Distinct coffee on the front. Yummy!

Photo of Philvillani
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilton
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice creamy head, smooth, and tasty. As stated; pure luxury!

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodButcher
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours an almost black color. Hold it to the light and there are no hues that shine through. This is black like used oil. Mmmmm. The head is a dense tan, creamy with some larger bubbles that leave a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell is a bit muted, but has chocolate and coffee tones.

Taste is like the nose, but much more pronounced. The coffee and chocolate are followed by a slight hop bitterness with some smokiness and mild tobacco. This is truly yummy and with low alcohol makes a fine session beer with some rich foods (or without).

The mouthfeel is fine carbonation, but with a nitro pour it is like silk. This is one great beer.

Photo of Davideo
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ultrasrs
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,141 ratings.