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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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5,141 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,141
Reviews: 2,271
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 161
Gots: 525 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

14.9oz nitro can (best by 11/19/2011) poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours an almost opaque black with a super soft, creamy cocoa head and that lovely nitro widget cascade. The creamy head just sits there forever.

Aroma is rich chocolate/bitter cocoa. If I didn't know this was a beer I'd think I was smelling a box of chocolates.

Taste is a little muted. Not really thin, or watery - the rich chocolate is there, as is the bitter roasted malt. It's just kind of faint. Gets a little better as it warms, but the taste on this one is never as good as the aroma.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy thanks to the widget.

Overall this is a good chocolate stout but not the best I've had. It lacks complexity, just a little boring.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What can I say? If you want to see what someone thought that this beer looked like, read one of the other thousand reviews. If you want to see what this beer smelled like, read on of the thousand other reviews. If you want to know how it felt in my mouth, read some other review. If you want to know what I think of this beer and my overall review, keep reading.
It was wonderful. Like an unsweetened chocolate phosphate. This is what I thought Guinness would taste like the first time I tried it. Holy chocolate cow. This beer is the frickin' bomb. I expect to gain weight exponentially in the near future. Thank you Well's & Young! Fabulous.

Photo of rangerred
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a nitro tap.

Appearance is jet black with a creamy tan head. Typical of a nitro pour.

Smell is very much like chocolate milk. Not a whole lot of malt detected in the smell.

The taste is very similar to the smell. Sweel chocolate with a small amount of roasted malt. There is a very slight bitterness but I believe this is more from the malt rather than hops. Not much hop character present at all.

Overall I really like this beer. I nice alternative to guinness when it comes to nitro stouts.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle, best by 09/05/2012 poured into snifter

A: Dark stout brown/black with a finger of foamy, tan head. Head hangs around for a bit and leaves curtains of lacing.

S: Really malty and sweet; creamy milk chocolate is most prominent but there's really a wide assortment of rich flavors: butterscotch, coffee, vanilla, caramel, a light dark fruitiness, and heavy toffee all make themselves known.

T: Huge roasted malts flavor here, accented well by the chocolate as the beer's two main flavors for the whole sip. Some coffee turns up as well, though the flavor doesn't seem quite as complex as the beer's aroma. A nice balance of bitter and sweet more than make up for that though, and leave this one tasting very solid.

M: Creamy and smooth, with moderate carbonation giving it some body and a medium heaviness.

O: A good beer; does everything well.

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

Poured on tap at Olde English pub in Albany

A: Overall blackness with tinges of light brown when held to the light
S: Huge whiff of malts, some dark chocolate in the background
T: Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, also a hint of caramel sweetness
M: Extremely smooth...very much like a glass of chocolate milk
O: Very tasty stout without some of the roasted bitterness seen in other stouts...good choice for someone who may not be totally keen on that type of beer

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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro-can poured into a pint glass. Nitro is a novelty and gives the appearance a boost. Nice black/opaque pour with lots of action leading to a 1 finger tan head. Some lacing remains. Smell is rather mild. Some coffee notes mixed with light chocolate, underwhelming however. Taste is not as strong as I hoped. A bit of watered down chocolate, but smooth. A bit one dimentional. Didn't pick up any malts and just mild milky quality. Feels a bit watery on the tongue as well, wanted more of a creamy/silk feel. Overall- A decent stout that was good, but not great. Needs to be more complex with fuller body and taste. Perhaps the nitro zapped the taste?-

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 5,141 ratings.