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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4.02/5
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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: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,540
Reviews:
2,386
Ratings:
5,837
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
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Photo of OlaB
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown color with a small top of cappuccino coloured head.
Aroma is of dark chocolate,caramel, coffee,bread and roasted malts. The flavour is sweet with strong flavour of dark chocolate and some notes of coffee. The finish has a some small bitterness, while still having a good amount of the roasted malts and the chocolate in the flavour.I sense is a little bit watery in the finish. The aftertaste has a good lenght with a good feel. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth with a moderate carbonation.Goes down very easy.
A delicious stout. Great flavour. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of Callednumbers
2.39/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

Widget can pour pour yields a 1/2 inch creamy, creamy, creamy, tan head over a dark brown body with gorgeous, sticky lacing. Nose of chocolate and some coffee. Taste mirrors nose with flavors of a light and sweet coffee. Nice feel and overall, I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet as I've been enjoying it for years. Cheers!

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

Photo of One_Clown_Short
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerid
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Virtually black until you hold it up to the light for a bit of brown shine. Thick, tan foam on top.

Smell: Sweet, milky malt. Not a whole lot of chocolate on the nose.

Taste: Dark roasted coffee and chocolate, with a sweet malt countering most of the bitterness until the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thinner and more carbonated than expected for a stout.

Overall: I'm not sure if I'd call it "double chocolate" but it's still a fine drink.

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Photo of LoveGame
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Five bucks for a bottle over at H-E-B. A little on the expensive side, but I think this one is meant for the occasional treat rather than having every day.

Look, smell, and taste are all exactly what you'd expect. Dark, creamy, and chocolatey. Like a lot of other dark flavored beers, I pick up some coffee notes here and there too. Pairs extremely well with a chocolate muffin. I can imagine you might pack on the pounds if you drink this too often, so use sparingly! Overall, an excellent stout with a strong flavor that doesn't taste artificial.

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

Photo of Nass
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had both the can & bottle versions. I do prefer the can version due to the creamy/foamy head that it gives. Taste like luxurious stout. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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

Photo of evanschaaf
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbb77
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DrunkMuffin
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryColeman
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shantto
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle neck is best by date of '20/02/18'.
Dark brown body with brown highlights when presented to light. Bubbly two finger light tan colored head settles to bubbly cap. Good area coverage of spotty lacing.
There is a dark fruit component to both the aroma and the taste, which is quite comparable in expression to the different senses. Aroma also has dark malts and chocolate.
Taste expresses a solid dark malt base, and lighter additions of chocolate and coffee. Sweetness on the light side.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Very easy drinking. Not exactly dry but quick to clear the palate.
Solid stout with chocolate that can be paired with many foods. Clean, and induces repeated sips.

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

Decided to revisit this one after several years, and it's much better than I remember. A rather aggressive pour into a nonic pint glass yielded a ton of thick, soapy tan foam atop an almost ebony-colored body. Scads of sticky lacing as the head settled into a thick cap. This has a very nice roasty malt character, with lots of chocolate flavor as expected. There are also notes of tart fruit and dark roast coffee coming through as the beer warms toward room temperature. Medium light in body, not too sweet. Surprisingly dry finish, with a little lingering roasted coffee-bean bitterness. This is light enough, dry enough, and low enough in ABV to make it a great pairing with all kinds of food. Not overpowering, very drinkable. Although a little on the spendy side, it's worth an occasional splurge. Widely available in the U.S.

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Photo of Riff
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a beige head that is slow to dissipate. Smell is roasted malts, dark breads, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a little bit of hop bitterness that keeps it from being too sweet. Medium weight with some active carbonation. It's a pleasant stout, tasty, and not too heavy.

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Photo of BLarson31
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,837 ratings