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

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5,068 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,068
Reviews: 2,244
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 153
Gots: 467 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999)
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Photo of flyingpig
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with deep red tinges throughout and a thumb sized, foamy head that is a tan brown colour and stays well.

Some strong coffee notes to begin with along with a good helping of chocolate as the name would suggest. There is a sort of milky aroma following all of this with some sugar and some malty aromas too.

Cocoa chocolate and some coffee, some milk and some very good malt notes. The flavour is quite a rich one but still makes for easy drinking. The beer is rounded off lingering sweetness.

Medium bodied with weak carbonation and a very sweet, rich chocolate feel to it that despite of this is quite smooth and easy to drink. It is a very flavoursome drink and overall it has great balance.

A wonderful tasting beer and one that came rather out of the blue, I picked this up at the last second leaving the shop a few weeks ago and it turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting. It was bursting with flavour and had great balance. This one turned out to be on of the better stout I have had.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Lemke10
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a 22oz glass of this at Hollywood Stadium inside Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL. This pours as black as can be with a light brown head. It smells of robust malts and sweet chocolate. The texture is like most English beers, very light and full of air to the point it drinks lighter than water. The taste of course is full, complex, sweet, and robust. This beer is quite renowned, but I would like it better if it had a little heavier texture to it. Drinks smooth and finishes with a slightly chalky after taste.

Photo of seydou
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great dark color, though the head reminds me a bit too much of coca-cola foam. Smells distinctly of chocolate, or coffee. I always mix the two.

Drinking is so smooth, easy without being thin, flavorful without being fake.

Feels a little too bubbly in the mouth, which is counter to the smooth and mellow and dark chocolate feel.

Overall, one of my favorite beers that is widely available.

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Guden
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Served in a can without a glass at Policy in DC. From the looks of it its very dark brown without much of a head.

S- Booze! Up front the boozy alcohol is the most noticeable with some chocolate, caramel and a milk and brownie finish.

T- The booze from the nose is not nearly as noticeable with the deep complex flavors of luscious chocolate cake coating the tongue then fading to lingering sweet brownie and chocolate chips.

M- Medium bodied but low in carbonation (or nitrogen as is the case). Not bad but a little higher in both respects would allow it to be more mouth filling and let the chocolate play some.

O- The chocolate is such a good flavor in this. Minus the booze of the nose and with a touch more body and bubbles this could be a perfect beer. Makes for a very nice dessert as is though.

Photo of BrownNut
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to nonic, served five minutes out of the fridge.

A - 4.0 - Opaque dark brown. Nice, thick, creamy tan head that endures for quite a while.

S - 3.5 - Smells of general stouty black malt smell plus a bit of chocolate plus a bit of sweeter malt.

T - 3.75 - That chalky black malt char taste really comes to the front, and the chocolate is barely sweet, almost of the baking chocolate variety. There's a hint of coffee. Not what I was expecting. Of course I forgot to let it sit out, so I imagine I'd get more chocolate when warmer. I actually like it the way it is though. I didn't really want something really sweet. Definitely better than average, but not quite as complex as some of the things I'd give a 4.

M - 3.5 - Thinner than expected. Even crisp. Has a slight chalkiness.

O - 4.0 - Between the char-forwardness, the not-very-sweet chocolate note, and the thin chalky crispness, this is a totally different beer than the thicker, round, mild, sweet chocolate confection I was expecting from and English beer called a double chocolate stout. I'm glad it turned out this way instead though. It's a good one, almost sessionable, and full of robust flavor. I'd give it about a 3.9 in the overall category if I could.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout has a very thick, creamy, beige head and a bubbly, dark brown (with ruby tints) appearance, with thick, splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted, rich malt, with some faint chocolate notes, and the flavor is of chocolate powder, dark-roasted malt, with some burnt aspects, bitterness, and a slight sourness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Young’s Double Chocolate Stout finishes lager-like, meaning, crisp and refreshing, with an overall easy-drinking closeout. Overall, it is a good beer and worth trying.


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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,068 ratings.