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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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

BEER STATS
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#6,908
Reviews:
2,395
Ratings:
5,878
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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Photo of cjard
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's dark with a creamy brown head that dissipates quickly.

Smell was slightly metallic with a hint of coffee. Not chocolate whatsoever.

Taste was extremely metallic; almost like having a mouthful of pennies. I got a little hint of chocolate, but not much.

Feel was nice. It was thin, but easy to drink and pleasant.

Overall I don't think I'd get this beer again. The metallic taste was too much for me and I was disappointed with the lack of chocolate flavor.

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Photo of Flyjdix11
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only beer I’ve had that has a hint of chocolate without tasting like hell in the aftertaste.

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Photo of ncdevildog97
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just awesome.

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Photo of NodakEric
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crouching050
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Black, with a leathery tan head. Fair amount of lace, especially at top.

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, brownies, chocolate ice cream. Cocoa beans.

Taste: Lots of fudgy chocolate, with a slightly bitter coffee-like finish. Very much a chocolate stout.

Mouthfeel: Pretty easy on palate. Somewhat dense. Dessertish.

Overall: A classic sweet stout. What’s not to like?

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Photo of purplegirl
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Renix
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darandos
2.33/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of Mitch_hares
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very strong flavoured stout. Lots going on with nice dark chocolate punch. Very enjoyable

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

Photo of Vidblain
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Before I knew much about craft beer, I was already drinking Young's Double Chocolate Stout. I loved the texture and the taste - I couldn't exactly crush these (still can't), but I sure tried. Sweet, thick, rich, and still a memorable beer, even after years of ticking. Highly recommended for the style - it's a fantastic representative.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very, very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a one finger, ultra fine, light brown head with great retention and nice lacing. This was a can with a widget inside and the head is an excellent simulation of a nitro pour. Aroma of dark toasted and biscuit malt, milk chocolate; a hint of vanilla and coffee. Flavor follows, with slightly sweet, dark toasted malt, milk chocolate, a little vanilla and more roast and a slight coffee component in the finish. Luxuriously creamy medium body with great mouth feel. One of the classic chocolate stouts and deservedly so. A little lighter in flavor than I expected, but everything is mellow and well integrated. The chocolate is authentic tasting, but somewhat understated and the finish is a little drier than the initial taste. The creamy body enhances the balanced flavors and I would buy this widget can over any other format for that reason. Very pleasant and satisfying. Another beer that I've had many, many times, but never reviewed for some reason.

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Photo of dsippel
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobstockwell
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Heelz4life
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of notchucknorris
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jripley97
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eppCOS
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Black as night, as it should be, but with some translucent porter qualities on the fringe in a glass...proper.
S - This is where the bulk of the chocolate hides, on the nose, especially when still chilled. Heavenly
T - As it warms, those aromas of chocolate turn more oyster stout-like, and it does occasionally...
F - lose a little CO2 carbonation as it warms, and seems watery by the end of the near-pint serving but still delicate.
O - One of the classics, even if it is often overshadowed by other "showy" higher alcohol stouts these days.

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Photo of Tschude
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We just don't like flavored beers. Besides, have had much better chocolate beer like Stone's Xoxoveza.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,878 ratings