Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Eagle Brewery

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
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Eagle Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #325
Ranked #9,943
4.02 | pDev: 12.69%
Apr 26, 2023
Feb 06, 1999
Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(BBD 28 Dec 22) - Nitro version. Poured a velvety black color from a 14.9 oz. can into a standard pint glass with a creamy finger high head that receded slowly and left curtain lacing that clung to the glass as it dissipated. Aroma is earthy and grainy which is fairly standard for the style. Taste is chocolate forward but is not overly chocolaty and has hints of chicory, roasted malts & grain. Mouth is smooth, medium bodied with a clean finish and is very drinkable. Picked up for under $10 for a 4 pack and was quite pleased wit the purchase.
Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Rated by Taproomtyler

4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty beer. Thick... not too heavy!
Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.3 by Zigzach from Florida

Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle dated 28 JUL 22 to a diagonally cut tumbler at fridge temp but was slowly sipped and allowed to warm.
The body is opaque black with a short, deep tan head on top that fades but provides some quickly disappearing lacing.
Chocolate is dominant in the smell as is the alcohol. Some dried fruit can be sensed also.
The taste brings the dried fruit out more prominently; cherrys, raisins, all “chocolate covered”. This beer bridges between the sweet and the bitter. Overall the taste is reminiscent of a box full of a fruity alcohol chocolate sampler.
Mouthfeel seems rather thin frankly, but it does leave your lips sticky.
I am not quite sure about how I feel about this beer. It was worth the experience, but will not be a repeat purchase.
Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by Unarmd from Alabama

Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz nitro can into a pint glass. Best before 9/19/22, so a couple weeks late on this one.

Looks superb in the glass. Jet black body, cream colored creamy head which persists throughout leaving a layer of lacing.

Creamy aroma, but smells a little off.

On tasting, not getting as much chocolate as I hoped, but a sweet creamy stout with a light roast at the end for balance.

Mouth just about reaches medium, finish roasty.

Overall, some flaws in all categories except the look.
Oct 04, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A bit surprised I had never reviewed this beer before.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Rich dark brown color with great beige head and nice curtain lacing.smell and taste of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Clean, not overpowering taste. Rich, smooth feel. I wish I had another bottle!
Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by A_dogg000

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by JoeDKSki

Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by QuintusHorace from California

Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Brewsome from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by Mortarforker from Texas

May 26, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by bottmfeedr from Texas

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by Beecham from California

May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Wilmington Brewing Company Can Glass

The beer pours nearly pitch black with only the lightest ruby highlights, and about two fingers of dense light tan head that slowly recedes into a cap that lasts throughout the session, and a minimal amount of lacing

The aroma is dark & milk chocolate, coffee, and some roasted malts. Very pleasant and inviting.

The taste follows the nose quite closely. The chocolate is complimented with the roasted malts. As the beer warms I start to get some coffee and more pronounced milk chocolate flavors. Light/medium bodied and velvety smooth. Lightly carbonated with a slightly dry finish.

Overall, this is a really nice beer, that is very smooth and easy to drink. Quite enjoyable
May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by SSS from Canada (QC)

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Dark earth in color with a thick moka head that linger thanks to the nitrous in the bottle
S-Notes of raisins, rum and plum. With a dark chocolate underlay of fragrance
M-Lower end carbonation with a watery mouthfeel. Body is somewhat resinous.
T-Sweet lactose upfront with a chewy bitterness that resembles very dark chocolate
O-Solid beer!
Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very deep, dark brown. The look is black, but held to a light you can see the deep ruby shades going through. No beer so far that’s been nitro’d has the ability to pour as big a nitro head as Guinness — but Young’s comes very close, with a thick, dense finger tall head that looks a little more watery and a little more creamy than other nitro stouts. Hard to ever rate nitro beers low on the looks department.

Wonderful aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate dust, cacao beans, roasted coffee, caramelized sugar in sticky toffee pudding, and light burnt and toasty malts. What can you say? It’s good!

Taste follows the nose, but is regrettably more watery with a thinner body than the nose suggests. They do not lie about the chocolate, dark chocolate intermingles with milk chocolate on the finish, which is a bit sweeter. Gentle bitterness from the roasted malt on the front. Earthy with a nice almond-esque nuttiness throughout.

Based on the style I’m almost tempted to say this is a lighter bodied stout but I’d say it’s square in the medium bodied category. This is straight up nitrogenated, there is barely even a tickle of the tiny bubbles on the palate. Not quite flat, however, this creates a very very smooth mouthfeel. As smooth as you can possibly get, even more than other nitro stouts. Semi-dry finish that leans to the sweet side.

I will be honest, I came into the review a little disappointed. I am used to Young’s like the picture on BA, the nice dark glass in the regular carbonation. Ironically, I actually love nitro stouts. But years ago when I first started drinking good beers, I loved to split Young’s with a friend. One of the first real chocolate stouts on the market, and it was so good. Not sure if I’ll ever find a bottled one again.

That all being said, this was still not bad. You sacrifice certain aspects and bolder flavours for the smoother ride of the nitro when you go for the widget can. This is still a remarkable beer, one that is actually pretty easy drinking for people used to stouts and nitros. Could easily have a few in a night. The flavours are subtle but varied and complex enough to make a great beer.
Mar 23, 2022
Rated: 4.57 by Sam88

Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a dark, nearly black, color with a moderate light tan head. SRM of 22-23. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas of English cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs, some earthy black malts. Smooth lactose. (3.75)

Flavor: Smooth flavors of bittersweet chocolate upfront. Some tobacco & smoke. This smooths into a milk chocolate, dark malt, and creamy lactose on the end. (3.75)

Feel: Lighter bodied. Low carbonation. Drinks sort of flat with tobacco bitterness and cocoa lingering on the finish. (3.50)

Compared to Founders' Porter 3/7/22: Pours a similar color, milder and lighter head. Milder aromas. More bittersweet chocolate, tobacco bitterness. Less chocolate, espresso, lactose. Lighter body.

Overall: An English Stout for sure with the bittersweet chocolate and tobacco notes intermixed with the chocolate. Lighter-bodied and under-carbonated in my opinion. Has the English flavors, but that was about the only thing I found enlightening about this beer. (Final Rating: 3.73)
Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by DanO1066 from Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
4pk of 12oz bottles (Best before 23 JAN22) picked up at the Arundel Preserve Wine and Spirit: Hesitated a long time prior to trying this, "Double Chocolate" sounded like way too much chocolate. Frankly, could barely smell it and even that might have been "peer pressure". More, but thankfully NOT overwhelming chocolate on the tongue with some malt thrown in. A smooth drinker, but I don't think I'll be coming this way again anytime soon.
Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The pour was a very smooth dark chocolaty pour. The smell reminds me of a very strong malt chocolaty smell on the nose. The taste was actually very surprising as you could taste the malts and chocolates. Over all this stout is very unique in it's own way and I would definitely enjoy a bottle every weekend!!!
Feb 16, 2022
Reviewed by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful, inviting head with aromas similar to a chocolate milk, rather than chocolate itself. On the palate, the beer is much more straight forward with a heavy blend of both milk and dark chocolate qualities and roasted malts, much to my surprise of the rather subtle aroma. Moderate carbonation with a perfect lingering finish. Extremely creamy and smooth; like a Nitro brew. The smoothest beer I've had which actually blows my mind. Beautiful combination of a strong chocolate taste without being too heavy or sweet, which comes unexpected from the much lighter aroma.
Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours jet black with a 0.5" tan head, settling out to a solid ring, nice streaky lacing. Nose is chocolate milk, chocolate syrup, and light roast. Taste is milk chocolate, a bit of bitter baking chocolate, and some deeper roast notes. Mouthfeel on the thin side, but helps avoid this from getting too heavy. Delivers noticeable chocolate flavor without becoming overly sweet or heavy. Warrants respect for its subtlety.
Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by ZeroHero

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jul 14, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Jun 28, 2021
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've had this beer in both cans and bottles. The cans I purchased locally in winter '19-20 and found that the taste was negatively effected. It was slightly metallic. While in London at a Young's pub in summer 2019, I had a 500 ml bottle. It was very nice -- smooth, creamy, with chocolate notes. I was surprised it was not on draft, but perhaps it was because it was summer. Still, it was a cool and rainy day in mid-June.
Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: This was poured from widget can, so the bottle pour might be very different. Pours a rich dark brown on hair below black. Pours like a Guiness with all the seperation expected. BIg 2 finger tawny head. The head lasts forever still a finger high at 5 minutes. The head is dense and marshmellow like. Sticky as can be.

Smell: Dark chocolate, but so subtle. Maybe the head is holding it in but way to subtle to be appreciated.

Taste: Watery up front, both dark and milk chocolate, with hints of almond nuttiness.

This beer is a total enigma. Phenomenal look, disappointing smell, decent taste, and a mouthfeel that starts out weak but picks up some steam in the end. As a big fan of chocolate stouts, this is kind of disappointing. I'd say this beer is far too muted. It earns a B-

Feel: Very watery up front, but it finishes with a creamy dryness.
Jun 05, 2021
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Eagle Brewery
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