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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

5,202 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,202
Reviews: 2,289
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 169
Gots: 577 | 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 unclerob
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Decko
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice chocolate malty aroma and ours with a nice coffee coloured head but it doesn't last long. Good mouthfeel with a balance of carbonation and stouty fullness. The rich malt and fruity chocolate flavours come through well and I thoroughly enjoyed this but just felt it was missing a little something to be really great. Hard to describe but a little bit thin in some way. That said I really enjoyed the sweet aftertaste and while chocolate stouts aren't usually my thing I would definitely have this one again.

Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Underwhelmed with this one, I've heard the nitro can version is much better. Perhaps I'll give it a try and re-review at a later date.

Photo of skriv
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vitaly91
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SEGANDESTROY
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best chocolate stout. Bar none.

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. Amazing beer. Love mixing fruit crafts with it.

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

awesome beer. very smooth. tasty

Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chase1113
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beardo
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark as night; pours a sticky, chocolate milk coloured head that unfortunately doesn't stick around for long

Aroma: chocolate, dark and bitter/tart; some licorice

Taste & Mouthfeel: chocolate is there but not as much or as rich as hoped for given the name; instead a vanilla sweetness leads the flavour profile, very syrupy; medium/light body is a tad watered down, but glides across the palate

Overall: frankly this stout could use more backbone, it's not living up to it's name...

Photo of DodgerLove
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of myelo
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pure from a 500 ml bottle at ~55 F

A: Very dark brown with tan 2 inch head and sticky lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate

T: Initial creamy chocolate sweetness with mild spicy floral bitter finish.

M: Medium body, mild ethanol warmth

D: Smooth, drinkable and well balanced

Photo of bourassa23
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LADaveBN
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very creamy from the nitro. Flavor is most definitely dark chocolate on the back of the palette, but no lingering sweetness that would come from actual chocolate. Enjoyable.

Photo of jessealmlie
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greasy
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

4th bottle in a mug...

Opaque black color. The brown foamy head dies fast. Strong legs. A little dull.
Awesome smell of sweet chocolate and coffee, almost nutty, with spicy herbal hops.
Extra rich toasty and strong bitter taste of chocolate coffee. Too much spices and bitter for my taste. Too overwhelming; should be more sweet.

Creamy heavy body with faint carbonation. Chalky with chunks of detritus.
Very long bitter and strong invading mouthcoating.

An average beer with a treacherous smell. I find it hard to drink and tasted better local chocolate beers...Disappointed!

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,202 ratings.