Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Eagle Brewery

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #219
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,245
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 12.59%
Reviews:
2,423
Ratings:
5,990
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England, United Kingdom
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Year-round
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Elemental19xx from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours similarly to a Guinness, just a lot darker. Smells mostly like cocoa, with a slight coffee aroma. The taste is very chocolaty, and with the bitterness of the beer, its like a very dark chocolate. Like an 80% dark chocolate. The beer is extremely creamy, and creates a wonderfully pleasant feeling. The perfect carbonation for a stout. Almost smoother than a nitro brew. This beer is very good and i would highly recommend it to a fan of stouts.

May 06, 2021
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Teika_Takahashi from California

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: So dark that light can't pass through it. Like my soul :3c nice persistent foamy head
Smell: Chocolate (DUH ITS CALLED CHOCOLATE STOUT DUHHHHHHHHHH), tobacco, Bailey's
Taste: It has chocolate flavor, but is missing the creaminess that I personally associate chocolate with. Notes of malt and black coffee. Strong black coffee/dark chocolate aftertaste.
Feel: Not much carbonation. Pretty smooth and dry. Would not go on a second date with a man like this.
Overall: One of the better stouts I have drank, but I am not much of a stout cat. Its not too dry which I like, and the flavor is not intense so it is very drinkable.

Mar 20, 2021
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staubot from Canada (MB)

3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Looks great. Dark with smooth creamy head. The Widget really does its job. Scent is too weak, even taking into account the thick head. I liked the roasted slight hint of chocolate taste but I'm not a chocolate and coffee beer enjoyer. I feel for the style the chocolate could have been group out more prominent. Smooth perfect bitterness feel.

Feb 27, 2021
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a jet black with two fingers of creamy tan head.

Smell - grainy roasty malts, cocoa, coffee bean, earthy and leafy hops, dark fruits (raisin, plum, fig), and earthy yeast.

Taste - grainy roasty malts, cocoa, and coffee bean upfront. The earthy and leafy hops come through next followed by the dark fruits (raisin, plum, fig). The earthy yeast rounds out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes creamy with all elements lingering.

Overall - A flavourful sweet stout that delivers on all flavours. I am impressed on how velvety smooth this beer is with all the bold elements in it. A stand out in this category and deserving of a try from those that haven't sampled it yet.

Feb 27, 2021
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BillAfromSoCal from California

3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split between two pint glasses to share. Pours just barely off-black with two fingers of tan to dark tan head. It dissipates faster than I would have guessed, based on the thick appearance of the head. some lacing. Not a lot of smell considering this is "double chocolate". Not a lot of chocolate in the taste, either. A bit of bitter chocolate coming through. Nice balanced mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to let you know it is not flat. Overall pretty good....but sooooo many better stouts to choose.....

Jan 29, 2021
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Rapscullion from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Youngs was my local brewery for a few years of my life. I still remember what a revelation Double Chocolate was when it first came out in bottle.
I recently found this in can with a nitro capsule. It is not remotely the same beer. Pours a very appealling black with a creamy tan head. Follows with fabulous fragrant nose. Then it is all downhill, very thin and entirely missing the big chocolate hit. So disappointing.
Search this out in bottle and give the can a wide berth.

Dec 13, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a one finger tan head. This brew was really cool to pour, all the carbonation seemed to fall in waves to the bottom of the glass.
S: Very rich smells of dark chocolate, nice roasted grains from the malts, has a cream aroma as well.
T: Taste follows the nose, has a nice bitter coffee like aftertaste.
F: Full-bodied, very low carbonation, thick & creamy mouthfeel.
O: Not a bad stout, much like Guinness. None of the flavors really stood out to me though.

Dec 12, 2020
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JRybacki from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can with nitrogen widget, on a chilly fall day just before sunset.
Nice thick head that you need to wait to form after pouring so the nitrogen can do its thing. Nice thick lacing left on the glass. Color is dark brown and really opaque.
Aroma is chocolate first and subtle dark fruit.
Taste is all chocolate and luxurious. Hints of that dark fruit show up in the background but chocolate is the overall flavor- not bitter but really smooth.
Mouthfeel is really smooth as expected with nitrogen widget. So creamy and luxurious, but not syrupy.
Overall, what a satisfying and drinkable beer! I have to admit i always thought this beer would be too syrupy sweet but of course i failed to recognize that Young's knows what they are doing. I can't wait to buy this again.

Nov 14, 2020
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misteil from Ireland

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

just gonna do a short review here, very nice chocolate stout here, tonne of chocolate flavour, perfect winter’s night drink, has a nice not overwhelming roasted malt character, hint of sweet dark fruit and a decent bit of coffee flavour, but it’s milk chocolate all the way, smooth and medium bodied, quite drinkable for a milk stout, good stuff.

Nov 06, 2020
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Color looks black, but held up to light it's coming off as dark brown with a tan head that falls off to a light cap. Aroma is chocolate, roast malt, some black licorice. Smell intensifies as it warms up. Taste is chocolate, a bit of cream, roasted malt, a good bit of sweetness up front and then a bit of bitterness kicks in towards the end. There's a dose of grassy hoppiness in the end. Feel is light and a bit thin for me. This is a well carbonated stout. It finishes very dry. Overall I wish I could get the feel of the nitro version with the taste of the bottle version. This is a beer that gets better as it warms as the chocolate flavor intensifies and the carbonation falls. It's a fine beer though.

Oct 17, 2020
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shambeano from Australia

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, best before 'Feb 21'. Poured into a tulip.
Look: Black, though seemed to be a lighter black. Has about 2cm of tan head that subsides to a film pretty quickly, Leaves a little lacing. Looks alright.
Smell: Roasted malt, a little dark chocolate, some coffee. A touch of sweeter milk chocolate as it warms up a bit. Chocolatey but not as much as I had expected from the label. Pleasant though.
Taste: More chocolate comes through when tasting. A mix of Cacao nibs and milk chocolate. Like when you make a hot cocoa that isn't sweet enough. Here it is what it say's it is. There is also a bit of roastiness as well, and the finishing bitterness.
Feel: a little thin for a stout, mid bodied. A touch of tingly carbonation at the front of the palate, but not only slight. A dry finish.
Overall: Quite tasty, I was a little underwhelmed. It was good, but I probably went into it with expectations that were not met.

Oct 09, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 1/5/21

I have always seen this one at my local since I started going there. It took me a long while ti decide to pick it up as milk stouts are usually not my style, but it was calling me one day and I had to go for it

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of light brown head that settles to a cap quickly and leaves tons of lacing

The nose is surprisingly balanced; more like a standard stout in its' blend of sweet chocolate, mild coffee roast, and light earthy hops. The malt here reminds me of an amber in the way that it feels toasted

The taste starts with bittersweet dark chocolate, but there's not much else going on. It treads the line between sweet and roasty on the swallow, but the chocolate feels very authentic. A touch of grassy hops in the aftertaste

A medium body pairs with very light carbonation to lead to a fluffy and refreshing stout. Drying in the finish which clears the palate for the next sip

This is an extremely drinkable beer, almost dangerous. I would not frequently get this, but I could absolutely pound a few of these if I'm in the right move. Simple, but very good

Sep 11, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nitro can. Thick creamy beige tan head. Dark brown color.

Cocoa powder and chocolate. Creamy, silky chocolate. Lightly roasted malts. Hershey’s syrup and chocolate milk.

Smooth and creamy. Light to medium bodied. Solid.

May 10, 2020
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Chmacle

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is like an alcoholic chocolate milk. The only thing stopping this stout from tasting like a milk stout is how thin it is. Not a complaint, but I think it might be more interesting with a thicker feel.
The chocolate comes through at the forefront but not aggressively so. All of the flavors coexist nicely, creating a very cohesive and relaxed experience. Overall, this beer is laid back but indulgent.

Feb 17, 2020
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MNAle from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro can. Deep black opaque appearance topped with a tan, thick, creamy head as expected with a nitro gizmo. Great looking nitro cascade with the pour. The head lasts nearly until the end, leaving strings, spots, and sheets of tan lacing as you drink.

Aroma is chocolate with earthy hops. Semi-sweet malt aroma. Roasted coffee.

Feel is the silky smooth nitro presentation with a thin body.

Taste is dry with chocolate. Some roasted malts. I'd describe it as an Irish Dry Stout with chocolate flavor added. Quite nice, desert rather than dessert. The finish has a slight bitterness, and as at the beginning, dry.

Listed as a sweet/milk stout, but it is not sweet at all. It is a good, but not great, chocolate-flavored dry nitro stout.

Jan 01, 2020
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branham1989 from Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eagle Brewery’s Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 5.2% ABV 25 IBU. This milk stout pours a deep dark brown with a cascading khaki colored head that lingers for a very long time before leaving tons of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of faint cocoa powder/chocolate and roasted malt other than that not much is going on. The flavor is muted bittersweet chocolate with hints of coffee dark roasted malt with a slight tang before finishing with a faint bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied creamy but too thin for my liking but it’s your typical nitro beer. This is not the best nitro stout I’ve had but it’s still okay. 5/10

Dec 07, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes 10/1/12: This review is based on the bottled version, not the nitro can. Pours a deep brown (looks black) and produces 1.5 fingers of mocha, short-lived, tightly bubbled head that leaves thin strings of lacing. Nose is dark roasted/burnt malts, semisweet chocolate, a hint of coffee and weak dark fruit. Taste is semisweet chocolate, creamed coffee, light smoke and char. Slightly bitter quality following mid-sip, subdued it increases in the almost watery finish and lingers into the bittersweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied than expected (almost thin) with low carbonation it is smooth, creamy and goes down easy. I think the thin finish and mouthfeel is typical of English style milk stouts.

Oct 27, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

14.9oz widget can stamped BBD 13Jan20 PD 13/01/2019 (10 months old) poured into a nonic pint glass at fridge temp 5.2% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with creamy khaki head. The head settles to a solid half inch cap. The aroma is faint with chocolate and roast malt. The taste is muted bittersweet chocolate first with some coffee, dark roasted malt and slight tang. The finish is mostly dry and mildly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with typical nitro feel. Overall, good. Nitro beers are not my favorite, but this one is pleasant enough. I would like to try it fresher or on draught, if given the opportunity.

Oct 09, 2019
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Peach63 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a one inch tan head. Nice lacing as you go.

Aroma of coffee and chocolate. As is typical for most stouts, no detectable hop aroma.

Taste of strong coffee, with chocolate and roast malts. Slight astringency. No noticeable sweetness.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied.

Another good stout in my book.

Sep 25, 2019
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Lanas from Greece

3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer really remind me the famous "Fuller's Porter" that also is from "England". This perhaps has little more chocolate and coffe inside but also it is more bitter and has less sweetness inside.. And more carbonation that is good.
The first mouthfeel is slightly bitter that i'm not fan for that but the aftertaste is amazing.. The aftertaste is endless and you feel very good chocolate and coffe taste in your mouth.. Really one of the best aftertaste i have get from one beer..
Overall is a decent and refreshing beer to drink any season you want.. "Stout" beers is not my style but this one is really a very good beer despite the style.

Sep 16, 2019
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single 14.9 oz can Fujioka's $3.49
179 days before BBD
Smell of cocoa
Dark black color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Very light carbonation after initial pour
Creamy, chocolate, smooth taste
Overall a nice chocolate stout. Great for after dinner. Would buy again.

Aug 28, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a very dark color with a slight head and lacing
A- Aroma has coffee and cocoa hints
M-The taste follows the nose with a coffee and cocoa flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A nice Stout

Aug 11, 2019
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Toes_the_Skier from Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a pint glass. Looks jet black with a small tan head that sticks around till the end of the beer. Lacing covered half the glass that it filled when done. Smell of coffee fills the room while pouring. Extreme coffee taste, as it warms a distinct bitter dark chocolate. Honestly don’t think I could tell much of a difference between this beer and actual straight coffee. Very, very smooth and thick. I’m not the biggest fan of coffee but my friends who drink it constantly are sure to love it.

Jul 23, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer a *very* long time ago and bought it again recently so I could review it on here. While not up to par with other Stouts that I've had as of late, this is a classic that almost felt like a Porter because of how easygoing it was and how dry and roasted the mouthfeel felt. If that's your kind of beer, then you have a big-time winner with this one!

Poured this out of an 330 ml / 11.2 oz bottle as the head filled up the remaining space in my pint glass. That was quite tan, full and bubbly as the liquid below it was like root beer while being just a bit thinner. Lots of lacing left behind, especially near the bottom of my pint glass. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate in the nose as all of these came through in the taste. Once this warmed up, it was quite nice and smooth on the palate while being drier than I recall, as this needed a bit of water to get everything down. A bit more lactose and sweetness would have been nice but this beer was just fine as it was since there was enough carbonation to keep this light and me on my toes...

Not a lot of booze here and the mouthfeel was somewhat cloying as the roasted undertone and slight stickiness lingered long after this went down. No date after the "best before" on the back of the label but this tasted fine as there wasn't any sediment in the liquid whatsoever. British in feel, this Stout's a must-have for anyone looking to indulge in the classics and see what a Breakfast Stout with chocolate and extra coffee would come across as!

Jun 05, 2019
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- To the eye it's black, poured carefully into a pint glass and it still yields a 3Cm mid-tan fine head (holds very well).
S- Toasty, plus hints of cocoa.
T- Wow, unmistakable strong fragrant cocoa on the front, evolving into a smokey bitter chocolate finish. Well supported by balancing malty richness.
F- Rich and bitter vying but in balance.
O- Dark and broody, quite full-on considering it's 5.2%. To me this would go well in winter sitting by an open fire, but fans of black beers (stout/porter etc) might enjoy this one year-round. Intriguing beer, you get pinged around from cocoa to rich > bitter > smokey, and meanwhile nothing I note out of place. Dull it ain't!
500ml bottle, BB: 31/1/2020

Apr 28, 2019
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Eagle Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 5990 ratings