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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: 142
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Pat316, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The only reason I'm reluctant to give it 5's across the board is one that echo's another review from a fellow advocate; It's not that chocolaty....Appearance wise, it's a stout, so it's dark...really dark...but the thin, brown head gives it a pleasant appearance. The smell plays a huge role in the taste of the beer, if that doesn't sound strange, and the taste is very roasted and chicory with a hint of chocolate. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the best stouts I've ever drank, but it's not a double chocolate kind of stout. Very well balanced and delicious though.

uld2541, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

cjac, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black, does not let any light through, light-brown finger thick head, a lot of lacing, good head retention.

S: Malty chocolate aromas aswell as sweet chocolate aromas from the actual chocolate used in brewingnot much of a bitterness of hoppiness in the smell.

T: Strong dark malts, not as much sweet chocolate as in the smell, leaves with a malty bitterness and aromas of coffeish almost burnt malts, only a slight chocolate on the palate.

M: Thick, good level of carbonation, very drinkable.

O: Good Stout with a load of really dark malts, the chocolate tends to be rather low in the taste, not as sweet and chocolatey as the smell would suggest

PancakeMcWaffles, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

drinking12many, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Tank77, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

14.9oz can into mason jar

Look is a dark brown with a 1-finger mocha head and brilliant rising nitro bubbles. Smell is powdered cocoa and coffee grounds. Taste is rich, creamy, malty, and smooth cocoa with a coffee underbelly.

Very smooth and silky, not a knockout flavor-wise, but still extremely enjoyable.

jimmah120, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

OCMutt, Sep 02, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is dated for mid-May this year (about three months old), and I poured this into a snifter glass to hold in the aroma.

This beer looks spot on. You can't see through it, and there was really minimal foam on the pour. That died down to just a tiny bit of scum on top.

I really love the way this beer smells. You get a lot of chocolate (from nibs?). You also pick up quite a bit of malt and a decent amount roastiness. Of course there is some rich coffee presence.

The flavor is a little more understated. You get more of the coffee roastiness. I like the way the chocolate is there, but it is not overwhelming. There is very good balance. This is one of the easiest to drink stouts that I have ever had.

ummswimmin, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

a - pours like coffee as the creamy tan head cascades into a snifter that left a two-fingers thick head throughout and really coated the glass nicely. the body was dark black.
s - roasted chocolate and coffee beans.
t - same as the aroma.
m - slick and smooth, very creamy.
o - terrific nitro canned beer. like dessert in a glass. i paired this with some vanilla ice cream and they went really well together.

GPHarris, Aug 31, 2012
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,860 ratings.