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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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2,303 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,303
Hads: 5,531
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 19.9%
Wants: 240
Gots: 880 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout | 5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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

pours black and thick with the beautiful cascade action. smells of chocolates roasted goodness. big chocolate taste, slightly sweet and very creamy. balanced and delicious, very smooth and tastey. its a deadly combo. i prefer the can over the bottle, and it isnt too expensive for a high quality brew being 1.99 a bottle/can or 6 bucks a 4 pack. good stuff!

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Photo of diablo14
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! what a beer! this brew is so good its almost too good to be beer. this beverage is what drinking beer is all about.

the dark mahogany color and creamy head is barely noticed once you get that first whiff of CHOCOLATE! yum yum. i start salivating before ive even had the first sip. its a smooth stout, like velvet going down, and in addition to the chocolate there is the slightly coffee flavor with just a hint of milkiness to it.

but its all in the back palate where the impact really hits ya. what else can one say? chocolate chocolate chocolate! its already smooth, but that richness of the chocolate in addition to the mild hoppiness is just a killer. even my girlfriend who despises beer could dig this one (not that im suggesting its a chick beer).

i think the most glorious thing about this beer is that yes, its choclatey, but all the while the balance is nothing short of outstanding! one of my very very favorites!

there is one other thing this beer is good for in addition to drinking. i make mud cake with this in it and let me say, it rocks!

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Photo of beerguy101
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color, a medium sized cascading head. Aroma is chocolaty. Nice a chocolaty. Like drinking a chocolate milkshake, except it a beer. The sweetness of the chocolate malts is intensified by the additions of real dark chocolate. Sweet and malty, yet there is some hop bite. Very smooth, creamy tasting stout. Great desert beer, or a great stout on a cool winter evening. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of steelreign
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this last evening at a local restaurant. Big chocolate looking head and aroma, roasted malt and some English hops. I liked this one alot due to its somewhat unusual taste compared with my usual standbys (I.E - Victory Storm King, SN, etc.) Very malty and semi sweet - very tasty and bold. Hints of dark roasted malt and chocolate all over. Goes down so easily it's scary. Be warned - this one will quickly become one of your standbys if you are into stouts. A fine example of the style. Nice semi-dry finish, leaving you wanting more. Hmm, I think I'll have another one real soon! :)

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Photo of IronDjinn
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a stout that screams VICE, and I will happily sin and be damned in the moment. When it says "Supreme Champion" on the neck label I will not question for what, where or how, I believe it all straight up.

Poured from that hardy 500 ml Young's embossed brown bottle, it is a velvet pitch black, creamy tan head that gracefully falls down to a thin cap. Nose is of powdered cocoa and baker's chocolate, with a foundation of roasted malt goodness. Flavour is a silky combination of chocolate and roasted malt, no more or less. Creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable, it will cure whatever ails you. Probably the easiest way I've ever known to convert nearly anyone over to stouts or beer in general. There are angels in heaven earning their wings from the production of this double chocolate stout.

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Photo of tar
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black (red comes through when held up to light) with a lovely thick rocky/frothy tan head. The very persistent head leaves lacing behind on the glass and greets the mouth in taking a drink. As expected from the name a fairly strong aroma of chocolate malt comes forth as the glass is raised. Tastes of chocolate malt with some very pleasant sweetness--not overly sweet as one might expect from "double chocolate", but well balanced. Some flavors of "roasting" are also present. This is a very smooth beer which feels slightly oily in the mouth. While not a beer for consuming following working outside or perhaps even on a hot summer day, it is highly drinkable as an after dinner desert type beer, and is an outstanding accompaniment to "Chocolate Cream Oreos".

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Photo of leeenglewood
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro can pour black with a creamy head looks good. Smells of chocolate and some roast malt. Taste is exceptional with a sweet maltiness subdued by a somewhat bitter coco chocolaty flavor. The malt sweetness and the bitter chocolate are balanced perfectly with the chocolate taste coming out as the winner. Almost like drinking a cold hot chocolate without all the sugar and some alcohol dropped in to boot. Smooth and creamy this beer could be enjoyed all day.

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Photo of hungryghost
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours dark and creamy with a thick, frothy head. The light chocolate aroma and smooth chocolate taste makes it nice after dinner. It is slightly sweet, maybe a hint of coffee. If you enjoy chocolate it will put a smile on your face. The flavors seem more intense if the beer is closer to room temperature that right out of the fridge.
I understand melted chocolate bars are added to the boil in order to get the flavor.
Ya cant miss the purple lable.

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Photo of Jarod
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

440 ml nitro can
Can labeled - draught

This beer poured a dark chocolate brown with black highlights, soo deep that no light could penetrate. The cream that sat on top was the color of light tan, cocoa powder like. It was thick, rich, creamy and sticky, almost a marshmallow type consistency. So sticky that when I touched the top it pulled up and left tiny pyramids all over the top that stayed firm, and on my finger it left a tiny Hershey kiss. The cream had a lasting ability that stayed to the last sip and past. It created a sheet like lace behind.
**I tasted the foam, out of curiosity, and it tasted just like cool whip or just fresh whipped cream.
The aromas that came from the glass were of roasted chocolate, roasted coffee, dark chocolates, cocoa powder, and had some musty appeal to it as well. The tastes were creamy and rich. Flavors of chocolate milk hit me first, then slowly the roasted coffee came to the front, as well as some bitter hops and bitter chocolate, then roasted and slightly burnt chocolate came in as well as roasted dark malts, I also detected some faint fruits in the back of the throat, but taste was mostly dominated by chocolate and coffee - roasted. The aftertaste was on the bitter side – coffee and chocolate and slightly dry. This beer was light to medium bodied. Over all a good combination of sweet, roasted, creamy flavors in one glass. I really enjoyed this beer, and it represents its style well. Only thing I would have liked to see in this beer, is more body, alittle thicker. I would definitely get again, plus I like the idea that it is in a can, so that it can go almost anywhere.

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Photo of smitty1080
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a creamy white head. The initial smell of chocolate hits right before taking that first sip, already bringing a smile to my face. The head tastes just as creamy as it looks. The slightly sweet cream is then followed by a bittersweet chocolate that works very well together. I had a tough time keeping it in my mouth due to the big goofy smile this beer put on my face. To much fun to drink.

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

Black in color with a nice size head that has a cascading effect. Both the aroma and taste is all chocolate. The mouthfeel is very thick and it actually has a way of coating the mouth with chocolate. I'm not a big fan of using chocolate in beer, but this is outstanding.

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Photo of BigHead
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn, this beer is a great looking beer as it settles itself in my glass. The cascade feeds the head over a few minutes span, mesmerizing.

I detect a slight coffee and chocolate aroma, not as strong as I expected it to be, being that it is double chocolate.

Mmmm, tasty. A nice, smooth, chocolatey stout. The coffee flavors are nicely mixed in to the dominate chocolate flavors.

A nice stout.

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Photo of Darkale
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, thick tan head, with a black body that is so dense no light can enter nor escape. Thick lacing. Aroma is awfully light; I really can't pick up much at all. I might have started out with the beer too cold. By the time it was warmed up, I was having too much fun drinking it to worry about the aroma.

Tastes like a chocolate milk shake, and that is not meant to be a criticism. Light and frothy in the mouth, deeply chocolate. They were not kidding when they said "double chocolate."

A fun beer.

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Photo of Rumrunner
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pint 0.9oz bottle. Good looking bottle.

Pours a nice dark brown. Small light creamy head. It dissipates quickly. Not much lacing. It smells of roasted dark chocolate. A bit of chicory and air on the nose.

The taste is roasted dark chocolate. Then there is a crisp hop fruit flavor. I also noticed some chicory coffee and an ending mild chocolate flavor. There is also an oak flavor that is very hidden. I noticed this on about every other sip. A bold venture in to the world of chocolate.

It feels crisp and watery with a fine drinkability. I like this stout but not on a regular basis.

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Photo of kindestcut
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OK, I am becoming more and more a Stout guy. When I first became a BA I was a little afraid of the dark. As time has passed (and it hasn't been that much) I have become convinced that real beer is supposed to be dark, flavorful and a massive experience for the taste buds. This stout fits that bill.

Now, it may seem that when I say massive taste experience, I'm talking Imperial Stout, however, I see the Imperial as the psychotic uncle of the Stout. It's a completely different animal. Nuff said. This stout is tasty without being over the top.

The Young's Double Chocolate Stout was presented to me with a minimal dark tan head. The beer was as black as night. A nice-looking beer.

The aroma was of chocolate, obviously, although not at all over powering. I also could detect roasted malt. A very sweet-smelling beer.

The taste was just wonderful. For a sweet stout, I would expect it to be a "dessert" beverage. However, I could drink this all night. The Young's has a strong chocolate flavor along with a foundation of roasted malt, smoky and delicious. I can also detect faint hazlenut.

the mouthfeel is wonderful, as is the case for me with most stouts...a smooth, silky experience that screams "drink me!"

And I did...over, and over, and over....

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Photo of Elemental
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An excellent Beer! Its thick and dark with a big brownish head that hangs around throughout the pint. The aroma is inviting with its sweet, chocolately , coffee aroma. It has a nice sweetness that complements the robust chocolatiness of this stout. Once the sweetness wears off there is a nice bitter aftertaste from the hops that seemed almost non-existant during the beginning of the sip.

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Photo of WesWes
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown/black color with a thick light tan head. The nose is of chocolate malts and not much else. The taste is good. There is a good balance between base and specialty grains. The chocolate taste is present, but not overpowering. The thick head adds a creamy finish. The mouthfeel is great. This is a medium bodied beer and a real drinker. An excellant stout.

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Photo of granger10
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great looking beer. Big head but not out of control and a dark chocolaty appearance (hence the name). Taste is dominated by chocolate (name, again). But other flavors are there. I detect roasted grains in it along with a decent amount of hops. It seems thin for a stout but it is also creamy which I like. A good beer for dessert or any time a chocolate craving hits.

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Photo of RenoZymurgist
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark black beer poured with a nice head that subsided quickly. Aroma is very mild with roast malt and chocolate the most apparent. Taste is very intriguing yet seems to lack the luxury the label proclaims. Rich chocolate with roast barley and a touch of hops, this beer should be on nitro to showcase the flavors. For the bottled version the carbonic acid produced by artificial carbonation fights the smoothness and makes this a rougher beer than it should be.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stout poured from nitro-tap a jet black color with creamy, light brown foam that coated the glass. The smell was a modest but distinct dark malt with a hint of chocolate. The taste was lightly sweet malt with some chocolate and cocoa, and a low hop presence. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium-full body and low carbonation and a dry finish. This was a very nice stout.

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Photo of xgrigorix
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half liter brown bottle with freshness date clearly marked.
Dark black with brownish highlights, and an appropriate tan head.
Nose is of chocolate. Light / medium bodied.
Tastes of burnt grain, fruity hops, and a chocolatey finish. A bit perfume like as well.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This nice stout pours out of the nitro can a light brown color, but fades to an opaque black color as the head slowly builds like a reverse waterfall. Atop it is a 1/2 inch creamy tan head. It has a nice chocolate aroma. Its a very smooth, creamy tasting beer, with loads of roasted chocolate flavors. This is a damn good beer.

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Photo of TheDM
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice chocolaty aroma arose from my pour of a brown head full of large bubbles and a opaque dark brown body that left a clinging lacing as it receded down the side of my glass. Ultra smooth initial taste followed by a mild chocolaty sweet aftertaste. It was extremely smooth and very much to my liking. Wow

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Photo of woemad
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't plan on tossing back a lot of these. Its really more a desert beer. Best to open this one at cellar temperature. I had mine in the fridge. When I opened it, it still hadn't warmed up to the right temperature yet, and took until mid-glass for the flavor to be appreciable. It had a nice tan head with good lacing. Not much scent beyond dark malt (it was still a little too cold.By mid glass, you could notice a chocolaty scent in the background). Creamy mouthfeel, as one would expect with this kind of beer. When warmed up to proper temp, has a nice toasty malt flavor and there is a very tasty chocolate flavor in the background and in the aftertaste. There was a hop presence, but it is relatively subtle. Reccomended after a nice, satisfying meal.

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Photo of Redrover
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz brown bottle. Classic label & packaging.

Beer pours a very dark brown with a decent head. Surprisingly, not much lacing.

Beer smells of chocolate, some malt, a bit of coffee and a touch of alcohol.

The taste kind of surprised me. I was expecting more chocolate taste given the smell. The chocolate taste is there, but very subdued. An alcohol taste also makes itself knowen and you get a bit of malt sweetness. Not a bad beer at all!

Carbonation seems perfect for style. Very smooth and easy going down. I'm not sure I would want to drink more than one or two, but it is enjoyable.

I like this beer, I happen to like Rogue's chocolate offering better.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 2,303 ratings.