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

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4,763 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,763
Reviews: 2,211
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 135
Gots: 345 | 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.

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MEP, Jun 23, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -14.7%

Poured from a 500ml bottle purchased in Perth Western Australia. Dark and thick with a red hue. Good solid tan head but becomes broken quickly.

Smell is light. Just some hints of chocolate and coffee.

The coffee and chocolate is stronger on the taste. Some general hop bitterness with a slight freshness. I would have expected a dark chocolate and coffe bean bitter finish, but this was a nice suprise.

Probably too much carbonation. All fairly thin given the style as well. I would have hoped for a nice creamy finish to match the chocolate tastes.

Overall all I can say is that may be it didn't hold up well in the trip to Australia.

aBeeraWeek, Jun 23, 2012
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Tron, Jun 19, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3%

Poured from tap in a Guinness pint glass. Poured opaque almost black with brown highlights. Head was foamy, khaki colored and stuck around leaving some fine lacing when it finally went away. Nose was roasted malt, coffee and sugary chocolate. The taste was almost chocolate milk, sweet roasted malts with a touch of bitter hops there for a complement. The mouthfeel was slightly creamy, but lighter than I would have expected; bordered on watery. Overall very good and tasty.

estlinska, Jun 18, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from a can into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Pours almost black with a thick tan head that stays all the way through the beer. Watch the head cascade and settle. Appearance is always one of the best things in a nitro beer.
Smell, on the other hand, is almost non-existent. Can smell a slight bit of chocolate and a bit of the aluminum can. Meh. The taste picks up a little. Sweet chocolate is very pronounced. That accounts for most of the flavor. It is nice though. Obviously a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A bit thick compared to some other nitro can stouts.

I would like to try this in a bottle, because I feel like the nitro can is holding it back in smell and taste.

Danny1217, Jun 18, 2012
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,763 ratings.