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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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5,251 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,251
Reviews: 2,300
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 179
Gots: 619 | FT: 1
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this out of the bottle tonight on Christmas Eve as a celebration drink. Some smoke came out. It pours with a two finger creamy beige head. Its a jet black brown body. It looks great.

It smells of chocolate, coffee, and roasted tones. It smells great. Loving this so far without having tasted it. Good signs.

It tastes of coffee and roasted tones...but of course heavy chocolate flavors. I love the dominating chocolate flavors within this beer. It tastes great. I will buy this again.

The mouthfeel is great. Its smooth and delicious. Not too much carbonation; just enough.

Overall, a nice chocolatey stout; maybe better than Rogue Chocolate stout.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Jet black, opaque. Topped with a cream colored puffy head. Looks almost like Espresso. Perfect.

Aroma - Very inviting real milk chocolate, fresh and creamy, toasted malts, hint of coffee, very slight fruit esters can be detected as well.

Taste - Very, Very sweet! Like a milkshake. Discreet smoked and grainy character in the background. Balanced, feminine, not overly bold.

Mouthfeel - Light, yet it adequately sticks to the mouth and tongue.

Overall - Very drinkable for a stout and full of nice flavors - this should be a crowd pleaser!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost jet black colour with just a hint of ruby. Thick, dense, two finger head with great retention and lacing. Smells heavily of barley and chocolate. Bit of cream and coffee as well. Tastes heavily of chocolate, some licorice, tad of dairy, and big malt profile. Mouthfeel is thick, dense and creamy. Medium carbonation. Overall a beautiful stout.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

The beer appears a jet black color with a large off-white colored head forming. The head lingers for a good amount of time and leaves some strong lacing on the glass. The aroma of this beer is very sweet with a lactose and chocolate smell. It smells almost like a chocolate malt smells/taste. The flavor is intensely yet mildly chocolatey. There is a nice bittersweet aftertaste that lingers for quite a while. The flavors are very milky and creamy and the sweet lactose is very evident. The MF is smooth and rich, very creamy on the palate and satisfying.

This is a fantastic chocolate/sweet stout and probably the best one I have ever had. I almost always snag a bottle of this when I see it for sale. I always enjoy it and it is consistently delicious.

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First nitro-can review... been awhile since having Guinness or Beamish in a can.

Poured into a tulip glass, at a cool temp of 45-50º, as suggested on the can. Slow reverse cascade effect as the head settles, creation a high contrast line against the black stout, as a result of the finely textured nitrogen bubbles. Long lasting foam, solid head retention on display here.

Who put hershey kisses in my Guinness... hollow milk chocolate sweetness, husky roast barley aroma.

Watery thinnish body, some creaminess from the nitro, still fairly flavorful though. Hershey kiss milk chocolate, mild coffee with cream and sugar, somewhat sweet though not overly so. Some mellow roastiness, though overall it's a bit flabby and watery. Where's the bitterness, where's the body? Not something i'd revisit, more of a novelty due to the can.

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