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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,783 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,783
Reviews: 2,217
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 137
Gots: 349 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999)
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

myzerov, Sep 14, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

mmink27, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of kevinlater
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

500ml funny-shaped bottle into goblet. best before april 23, 2015, enjoyed on september 13, 2014

a: aside from very apparent caramel-ruby hues at the bottom through some light, this is a very dark and black beer. an aggressive pour yields just over a finger of latte-esque head or something

s: well, you know, chocolate. bits of coffee and roasted malt as well

t: chocolate and not much else. it's not called "double chocolate stout" for nothing. just kidding. there are tastes of dark fruits (i'm thinking figs and cherries) right after the chocolate, and roasted malt. some sort of sweet syrup and maybe even hints of vanilla notes. there's a fair bit of black coffee flavour in here as well which is nice. finish appropriately dry, reminiscent of a coffee-like bitterness. the coffee notes dominate as the beer warms

m: a bit watery with medium-ish carbonation which is somewhat odd for a stout

o: a tasty beer with a subpar mouthfeel

kevinlater, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jakea, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

yalyssa, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Was told I had to try this, so here it is. Pours a light black, unable to see through. Nice tan head that holds on for a long time. Aroma is of light barley and hot chocolate. Taste seems a little watery, but overall, a good flavor with highlights of milk chocolate and a hint of bitterness. Nice and crispy and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Almost tastes like an actual cup of bittersweet hot chocolate with some marshmallows. Nice brew but anything that could be drunk in multiples. Glad I tasted

hophugger, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Can_has_beer, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours a big, spongy dark brown head. Retention is good; the head leaves super sticky lacing down the glass. Brew is solidly black.

Aroma is mostly roasted barley, and has a slightly boozy grape character - odd for the low ABV. Dark cacao is definitely present, as well.

Flavor is overall very light. Milk and cream up front and mid palate; a layer of roasted and toasted malts throughout, featuring chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes; very bitter dark cacao on the back end. There's a hint of sweetness, but very little. Bracing, earthy bitterness.

Fairly thin but oily mouthfeel. There's plenty of bite, but that's not what I'm looking for in a beer called Double Chocolate Stout. Fairly smooth and creamy.

This is a well crafted and absolutely beautiful beer, and I appreciate the low-ABV, but I was definitely expecting more of a dessert stout with this name. Actually, it might make a much better breakfast stout.

Roguer, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

drdiesel9483, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

stephenlee, Sep 11, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 4 - black with a creamy brown head that holds decent retention
S/T 3.5 - roasted barley, dark chocolate, cream, vanilla
M 4 - creamy and smooth, finishes with some earthy hops and a bit of a peppery prickle
O 3.75 - a classic, easy drinking sweet stout. Nice to come back to every once in awhile.

barnzy78, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

CKay357, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Hopsiam14, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ricecracker420, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

thatoneguymike, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

John_Beeryman, Sep 08, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +16.9%

Therealfootball, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

sandman912, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

EdFed, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

AADiet, Sep 06, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +17.4%

Andrewharris8, Sep 05, 2014
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
90 out of 100 based on 4,783 ratings.