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

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5,250 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,250
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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

A-Nearly pitch black with a finger inch tan head that is incredibly dense. It has great head retention, cascading, and lacing.

S-Chocolate, coffee, and a hint of licorice. It has a nice roasted character, but it also smells slightly sweet.

T-Chocolate, with a lot of coffee, especially in the aftertaste and a hint of licorice. Chocolate becomes more prominent when it warms.

M-Thick and chewy.

D-Tramendously drinkable given its good flavor and average abv.

Overall, this is just a very good beer. On tap it seems to have more chocolate, but its still great from the nitro-can.

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979th Review on BA
Bottle to pint
12 oz

Best by: 10/3/12
Purchased a single bottle from Total Wine, Brea, CA

App- A good rich medium viscous pour of brown. A good two finger medium receding head with a great wall of sticky cling. Very smooth in the glass.

Smell- Like a bit of chocolate syrup with a good bit of malted milk in the glass. A slight touch of hop bitter notes.

Taste- A good creamy milk stout. It has a nice grainular bill with a smooth chocolate flavor. A good touch of a little roast on the secondary flavor layer. Similar to the nose, has a small bit of bitter.

Mouth- Medium bodied with nice soft creamy chocolate bitter residual flavors with a smooth creamy carbonation.

Drink- Overall, a really tasty and flavorful chocolate stout. Has a good profile with smooth flavors. I'd come back to this one with a dessert.

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

Poured from a nitro can into an Philadelphia Eagles pint glass. You gotta live the nitro!! What an awesome presentation as the cascading action does its thing. I love just watching this beer prepare itself for consumption.

Appearance: As noted above, this beer has one beauty of a pour. Jet black with a 1/4" creamy beige head. This one looks outstanding. Lacing is "spot on", clinging like there is no tomorrow as my glass is emptied.

Taste: Roasted malt, mildly bitter semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, some vanilla tones with a hint of molasses in the finish. There is really no hop presence at all in my opinion, though it has a slight bitterness on the tongue after the swallow. Outstanding

Smell: Light roasted malts and milk chocolate dominate. Not overwhelming by no means, rather just enough to mentally prepare yourself for the first sip of a double chocolate stout.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, as expected for the nitro style. Super smooth and creamy texture, exactly how a sweet milk stout should be. Even though it's a little thin on the tongue, the mouthfeel gets my highest rating.

Overall: Wells & Young Ltd really nailed this style. What a great sessionable stout. I could easily see having a few of these in one sitting. Much better than Guinness in every way. I've had it on nitro-tap, nitro-can and in the bottle. On tap and from the nitro-can is the way to go. Much better than the bottle version. Enjoy...

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