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

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4,860 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,860
Reviews: 2,230
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 143
Gots: 377 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999)
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Photo of VicBorghiani
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

VicBorghiani, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of leantom
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been looking forward to this one for a long time. Here goes:

A: Very nice, actually. Pitch black with a nice, creamy head that lingers for the duration of consumption. Also leaves a ton of lacing. The beer actually looks quite splendid.

S: Slight coffee notes with a milk chocolate background. Actually, this beer smells like a chocolate candy bar. However, the smell isn't very robust; it's quite moderate by my standards. More malt would give the beer a better smell.

T: Very good. Mellow coffee gives way to milk chocolate. Many beers have a bitter aftertaste; this beer is the exact opposite. The aftertaste is one of solid milk-chocolate and this gives the beer a highly-drinkable quality.

M: As with many English pub ales, the mouthfeel is a little light for my liking. While the head is rich and creamy, the body is quite light and watery. Would've liked a much fuller mouthfeel.

O: A solid beer. Will have again.

leantom, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of qcghost
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

qcghost, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of MrCharlieMops
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Dark, Black and 100% opaque with about a 4cm off white head.
Aroma: Malts, Roasted Barley and slightly chocolatey. Almost creamy/milky?!
Taste: Quite sweet and smooth, feels abit watery in my mouth which is a bit of a let down as I expected it to be creamy but the slight tingle on the tongue is good and leaves a bit of a bitter taste on the back of the tongue. Very malty with hints of coffee, caramel and a bitter dark chocolate on the aftertaste. The sweetness of this stout masks the strong bitterness.
Overall: A fantastic winter evening beer which is great accompanied with a mars bar! Not a session beer as its quite heavy but 1 or 2 go down a treat.

MrCharlieMops, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Gtijr06
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Gtijr06, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of BeardRage
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours dark, almost black, with about one finger of tan head.

Aroma and taste have hints of coffee, but really this is all about that dominant dark chocolate taste. It's pretty one-dimensional, with a thick, sweet, chocolate malt and minimal hop contribution. For chocoholics like me, though, this makes for a wonderful dessert beer.

BeardRage, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of akillerburrito
4/5  rDev -0.5%

akillerburrito, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.7/5  rDev -8%

11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted, bready malt, coffee and some dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Toasted malt, bread crust, dark fruit, herbal hops, coffee and double chocolate fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Tasty brew.

mikeg67, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of ChrisMyhre
4/5  rDev -0.5%

ChrisMyhre, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of khowe22
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

khowe22, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Dillorama
2.84/5  rDev -29.4%

Dillorama, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Lucky me, I found these in a singles cooler and bought the three they had left and put it in an $9.99 mix-a-six. I think these are about $12 for a four pack, no?

Appearance (4.5) : Super dark chocolate milk colored head about three fingers tall; a tightly knit creamy density. The body is coffee brown/coffee black with 100% opacity. The head leaves generous lacing all the way down as it recedes at a snails' pace.

Aroma (4) : Chocolate milk, cocoa bean, fresh plant, some esters, more milk chocolate, and some roasted coffee bean. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4.25) : Very smooth. Roasted coffee bean with some milk chocolate and hoppy bean bitterness. Some faint char and roasted malt remains on the palate on the finish.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : A little more watery than I expected, so that's a let down. But what is there is creamy, smooth, and oh, so yummy. It's got a medium bodied mouthfeel with some tangy zippy carbonation that zaps the tongue.

Overall (4.08) : I'm glad I bought this and if they stock more, I'll go back again. This is a nice, potent, lovely aromatic and full-flavored stout. There's not a whole lot of chocolate like the name suggests, but it's a damn good beer nonetheless.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Peanutbutterthumb
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

Peanutbutterthumb, Sep 29, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

FrostyFoster72, Sep 29, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +17.4%

CBodamer, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MasterPenguins, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

woodchip, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Beautiful black color body with a nice tan head.
Aroma is of dark chocolate.
Taste is chocolate first then a little roasted malt and then some lactose come to play
Nice and smooth and a great milk stout.

chefhatt, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

parkwood, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 27, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

jimmycoursey, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

rudeone, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

cooperla1, Sep 25, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

tharper178, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 25, 2014
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,860 ratings.