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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

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
United Kingdom (England)

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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Reviews: 2,335 | Ratings: 5,660
Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate and hint of coffee. Flavour is bakers chocolate with a hint of sweetness. Hops are subtle and mouthfeel is a tad thin and falls off somewhat at the finish. Drier than I expected but still quite good

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Photo of Road_to_Beervana
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Near Black with a foamy head that holds form
S: Wonderful Roasted Malts with a hint of cocoa and toffee
T: Dark Chocolate with bread undertone; lingering cocoa finish
F: Creamy with palatable carbonation; lacking in thickness
O: A very pleasurable pour, well balanced, enjoyable but not overwhelming

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

Very dark brown look to it, has that oily edge. This might say "double" in the title, but I believe that is in regard to the amount of chocolate or chocolate malt going on here, not the abv or overall strength of the beer itself. Now that is out of the way, lets talk about the aroma, no the head, good 3/4" tan small bubbled head. An aroma evocative of chocolate malt for sure. A little bit of barley behind that.

Taste, wow, the lactose in this and chocolate malt make for a very chocolate forward beer without the use of any actual chocolate. Right? This doesn't actually have the adjunct chocolate? Its chocolate malt and lactose, and they work well. You never have the roasty edge in this one, that's why I said oily and stuff. Pretty sessionable. I think this is a good stout to give people who don't like the overly bitter and heavily roasty or syrupy ones.

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Photo of Sykes
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like this stout. I include it in a bout with Murphy's. Meaning, I will drink one of these in rotation with Murphy's to keep it from getting too familiar to where I can't appreciate the flavors. I'm not trying to get an experience from my stout. It just has to work and taste good enough. I can appreciate where Young's is going with this version. It's a relatively good, all purpose stout. It's really good at knocking the dust off on hot summer days and it's great with dinner.

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Photo of muchos
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L. Black with a big foamy French vanilla head which stays.
S. Malty sweetness, cocoa bitterness, dark chocolate, toffee, creamy milk chocolate as it warms.
T. Not that sweet right from the fridge, grassy bitterness up front. Slight nutty toffee, bready\biscuity, unsweetened to semi-sweet cocoa with grassy hops on the finish.
F. Medium body, slight resin\chalky.
O. Easy drinking, not very sweet, liked but didn't love it. Cheers!

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Photo of Reema
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a deep mahogany brown color with mocha colored bubbles that persist. Smell is of chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, slight mocha roastiness. Taste reflects the smell. Initial chocolate and dark chocolate flavors lead into a pleasant roastiness that finishes with a cocoa powder flavor that lingers for a short while. Feel is a bit thin, carbonated fine. A little weak for the stronger chocolate and roasty flavors. Overall this is a great dessert beer with outstanding chocolate and roast qualities but the feel is a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of FBarber
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

Pours a beautiful dark brown almost black color with a thick frothy off-white head.

Tons of chocolate aromas up front. Undertones of roasted malt and lactose. The aromas are not as robust as I'd like to see.

Taste followed the nose with a ton of chocolate flavor up front, both milk chocolate and powered cocoa. A balanced backbone of roasted malts, mild hoppy bitterness and sweet lactose are also present.

Feel was thick and velvety with some mild carbonation.

Overall a really fine example of a chocolate milk stout. One of the better ones out there.

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Photo of darkpreferred
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap. Not a big fan of nitro beers. Had low carbonation. The appearance was grand. Very dark and a thick creamy head that lasted until the last sip. Had a good aroma. Chocolate was noticeable in both aroma and taste. Thick creamy mouth feel. Reminds me of a Guiness draft, but I liked it better. Albeit, I'm not that big of a fan of Guiness.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great UK stout roughly in the style of the classic standard-bearer, Guinness. Perfectly black with a dense nitro head that lasts forever and laces the glass all the way to the last sip. Subtle smell with undertones of chocolate and coffee. Not much more intense than a Guinness, but with a lot more complexity: in addition to the dark roast of the malt, there's abundant chocolate and coffee going on here too. A great session stout

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Brewed by Wells & Young's Ltd with an ABV of 5.20% This Stout pours out a deep brown color with a nice off white head. The head on this stout is nice and thick. This brew puts you in the mind set of cola , not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout is rich with roasted grains , malts and hops. There is also a nice amount of sweetness in the smell of this brew. More than likely from the chocolate. Now for the taste it is bold with flavors. You first pick up the smoothness of roasted grains ,malts. Then there is a nice sweetness smoothness at the end of this brew. There is alot going on in Young's Double Chocolate Stout. This brew has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is. The mouthfeel of Young's Double Chocolate Stout, is rich, bold, clean, and smooth. This is one of the better Milk /Sweet Stout on the market. I really like this brew. Overall I'm giving Young's Double Chocolate Stout a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Wells & Young's Ltd, did an great job with this one. Thank You

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Young's Double Chocolate Stout | Wells & Young's Ltd. Poured from a nitro can into a stout glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a cola-esque body.

I smell masterfully roasted malts alongside the pleasant addition of the chocolates used in the brewing process of this particular offering.

Tastes like a nice blend of the notes of the smell with a nice touch of coffee in there as well. Nice and easy-going and crush-ability.

The mouthfeel here is very light as it is a nitro-canned version. Smooth and clean.

Overall, I'll give Young's Double Chocolate Stout | Wells & Young's Ltd a well-deserved 4.5. The most tolerable nitro stout I've had thus far with a very pleasing taste.

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Photo of kitschiguy
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle given to me by a supplier.

Poured an amazing dark chocolate brown with ab hint of... red/purple. Was quite surprised by the colour and forced a 'fuck me' out of me. Big off-white/beige head which lasted and left some lacing.

Nose is good. Lots of toasted aroma, chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel.

Palate is lovely with coffee, chcoclate and toffe and a balanced bitter finish with some toastiness/burnt flavour. Thankful for the burnt flavours not being to prevelant as I'm not a fan.

Mouth is surprisingly thin and I was disappointed by it.

Overall a breat beer. Big, bold flavours, well balanced and looks great. Shame about the mouth feel.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Watching Game of Throned 6x02. Low ABV beer that is best enjoyed in short sips thanks to its nice chocolate bitterness (not excessive) and good body

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Photo of PerfecTool
2.73/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I must have gotten a bad bottle but this wasn't anywhere near an excellent beer. There wasn't much taste to it and I noticed very little chocolate. I'll give it another shot based on the reviews.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of chocolate brownie, though the smell is a little on the light side. Tastes of bitter chocolate with a faint aftertaste of raspberry. Just a hint of sweetness at the, but not overbearingly so. Well carbonated, like sparkling soda, making for an overall refreshing drink.

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

Bottle. Dark brown color, beige head. Heavy chocolate nose with notes of both milk chocolate and dark chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar, vanilla. Sweet taste, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Young's Double Chocolate Stout in an 11.2oz bottle. Nose is chocolate. More bitter than I prefer, not much chocolate taste, a bit heavy on carbonation. Overall can't recommend it as a chocolate stout, maybe just as a stout.

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

L: Black with a nice milky foam head.
S: Coffee and sweets.
T: Well balanced with a little bitterness notes of coffee and caramel.
F: Thick and smooth aftertaste.
O: One of the few stouts that I liked.

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Photo of James954
1.85/5  rDev -54%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Very thin and watery with low carbonation and some kind of ball in the can.
Taste is nothing special, very sweet cheap flavor

"ale with natural chocolate flavor added"

Carbonation is virtually non-existent after drinking 1/2 the can.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer a few times now and I like it every single time.

Great aroma, nice flavor and quite enjoyable.

Would happily drink again on any occasion.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a nice creamy head and lace that retains. Smell is a combination of chocolate roasted malts and coffee. In the taste, there is a milky chocolate sweetness that coats the mouth, however, in the mouthfeel there is a slightly bitter taste that is espresso like and slightly hoppy. Very smooth and mellow. The body is lighter for a stout, thus making it easy to drink and session able. A nice beer to pair with dessert. I gave it 4s all around.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours pitch black, with a very thick head. The nose is chocolate smelling. The taste, is as expected, chocolate. It is rich and thick. A very delicious beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

AROMA: Coffee Chocolate
LOOK: Dark Pour with a big thick head
TASTE: Dark Chocolate; Coffee
FEEL: Great carbonation. Bubbles make for a great mouthfeel. A favorite.
Update. Had this on tap at Blend in a sampler and it was on Nitro. I have to say I was pretty disappointed considering I really liked this beer in the past and I've had great experiences with nitro added to beers. Nitro gave it kind of a odd chemical aftertaste. Ratings adjusted to average.

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Photo of mkh012
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with an inch of frothy white head. Some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

The nose is a mild blend of chocolate and coffee, and the taste largely follows. Not as rich or well-rounded as Lancaster's Double Chocolate Milk Stout. This is very drinkable but lacks substance.

A flash of chocolate, coffee, and lactose up front, and a quick, biscuity finish. Not much "fuller" than Guinness unfortunately, but a solid dessert beer nonetheless.

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Photo of SilasCollins
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - A very dark black with a two finger head.
Smell - It smells like dark chocolate with slight notes of oats and coffee.
Taste - A rich, somewhat bitter dark chocolate flavour with an after taste of oats
Feel - Smooth and creamy very nice feel
Overall - This beer goes really nice with dessert due to the bitterness and smoothness of it, but it is a quite nice experience on it's own. Definitely would drink again.

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