Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Eagle Brewery

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #183
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,544
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 12.59%
Reviews:
2,413
Ratings:
5,960
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England, United Kingdom
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Year-round
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SCORE
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Photo of mothman
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.

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mothman from Minnesota, May 10, 2020
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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.

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Photo of MNAle
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.

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MNAle from Minnesota, Jan 01, 2020
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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

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Photo of mothmanscott
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.

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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.

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jkblr from Indiana, Oct 09, 2019
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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.

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Peach63 from New York, Sep 25, 2019
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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.

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Lanas from Greece, Sep 16, 2019
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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.

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Photo of VABA
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

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VABA from Virginia, Aug 11, 2019
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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.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
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!

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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, Jun 05, 2019
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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

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Photo of officerbill
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black with a thick brown head.
Mild chocolate, cocoa, and coffee with no one flavor standing out.
Not a very substantial beer. Smooth nitro, but little body and it felt thin in my mouth.
Not bad, but I want something a little heftier in stout.

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officerbill from New York, Apr 27, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown. Minimal caramel-colored head giving off an aroma with some sweetness to it including hints of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. I am indeed drinking this one with sort of a dessert beer desire and am not disappointed. That said, it's certainly not soda-sweet but does have some nice subtle tones that take it out of the "regular beer" lane just enough. A little streak of bitterness counters that sweetness without being overbearing. I'd get this again for sure.

On another occasion (01/11/2019 Brits Pub - Minneapolis) , my take was: Super dark color, frosty head, malty sweet flavor. Not much aroma. Looks like a nitro when it’s poured with bubbles and stuff heading to the bottom. I drink it with pot roast and chips and that was fine but it is almost a dessert beer. Look 4.75, Smell 3.75, Taste 4.25, Feel 4.5, Overall 4.5. (Total Score 4.35

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Trailboss76 from Virginia, Apr 17, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

500 mL Bottle. 5.2% ABV.
Appearance: Deep brown colour, Small light-brown head.
Aroma: Malt, Chocolate, Dark fruit, Vanilla/Coffee (?).
Mouthfeel: Thin, Simple, Slightly creamy.
Flavour: Toasted malts, Chocolate, Vanilla, Bitter finish which decreases with warmth.
Overall: Pretty good for it's style. It does it's job, but I would prefer a bit more weight and complexity.

Review: 2

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octortus from Ontario (Canada), Mar 12, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, and roasty, toasty, earthy, nutty malts. It carries a light bitterness to the aroma, but it fades away as the beer warms a touch. Flavor profile is milk chocolate, cocoa nibs and caramel layered over roasty, toasty, earthy, nutty, caramely malts. It carries a distinct and notable bitterness, with the chocolate working to sooth that a touch. It becomes more balanced as the beer warms. Mouth feel is lightly creamy, with a medium-thin consistency. At warmer temperatures, the consistency thins out a touch with a more still texture as opposed to creamy. Overall, chocolate notes are pleasant with a light-bodied dark beer underneath.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16.9oz bottle.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, Feb 05, 2019
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3.29/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml nitro can into a pint glass. Smelled of chocolate and dark fruit. Head was off white and fluffy. Good retention and lacing. Taste was chocolate and cherries. Mouth feel was smooth and fluffy. Overall not bad at all for an English stout. Great for the holidays or as an after dinner beer.

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Photo of BigGold
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at The Tap, Bloomington, Indiana, on draft into tulip pint.

A classically slow-starting English stout, until the perfectly weighted “double chocolate” arrives, creating a beautifully sessionable stout experience.

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BigGold from Mississippi, Dec 01, 2018
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3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
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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cjard from California, Nov 14, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Vidblain from Minnesota, Sep 28, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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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LiquidAmber from Washington, Sep 27, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
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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eppCOS from Colorado, Aug 28, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

%00 ml bottle from the lcbo (thanks Ian). Pours dark brown with tan coloured headwhich settles to 1/4 inch and stays. Paired it with a triple chocolate cheesecake -- so I am on a chocolate overload. Not generally a fan of stouts but this is an exception.

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quadmad from Ontario (Canada), Jul 26, 2018
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Eagle Brewery
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