Young's Double Chocolate Stout | Wells & Young's Ltd

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
4.02/5
5,786 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,107
Reviews:
2,372
Ratings:
5,786
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
Wants:
269
Gots:
1,038
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 5,786 |  Reviews: 2,372
Photo of donmonkey1
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Opaque with a nice thick tan head. Too dark to see carbonation. The head recedes quickly, but not too quickly and laces nicely. Smells mildly sweet, like raisins. Tastes like raisins, mild molasses maybe, touch of cocoa, mixed with a roasted/toasted mix, but far from too sweet like most stouts I've had. I've been looking for a stout that's not too sweet. This is a solid and great beer.

 388 characters

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a clear pint glass. Very dark opaque black (as to be expected) with a dark tan foamy head.

The most obvious smell is roasted coffee beans and other toasted malts, alongside with the chocolate/cocoa scents to the brew. There's a hint of vanilla in there too. All of it smells very rich and sweet, the flavors dancing in the scent.

The taste has a prominent chocolate flavor, most notably milk chocolate however it's not overly sweet. Vanilla also is another key flavor. Others include cream, a staunch coffee presence, and slightly bitter hops. The myriad of different sweet flavors balance with the hops. Feels smooth and creamy going down.

 655 characters

Photo of cynewulf
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Geologist
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of omahawk
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle. This is a well balanced, full flavored Stout. Pours with a nice head. Smooth and chocolate creamy initial taste, followed by roast tannin bitterness on the back side. Subtle mineral taste in the background. I like this beer and would definitely drink it again.

 280 characters

Photo of Lucnifter
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greeneye
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So smooth!
Served on tap in a pint glass.
Pours with a creamy, foamy off-white head. The beer is a dark chocolate brown/black. The taste starts sweet and progresses to mild hops and a little sour that lingers on the tongue. Each swollow brings back the whole sequence - and then I ordered another one!

 301 characters

Photo of kevintaraross
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Justhead
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OzmanBey
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you like dark chocolate that's silky smooth with a nice body that fills your mouth and coats your stomach this is perfect stout. It has the right amount of malts, Chocolate, and cream, def good with a bowl of ice cream.

 222 characters

Photo of gwydno
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of duhredbeard94
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into pint glass in September 2017. There was no bottled on date, and I drank it about 1 week after purchase.

Appearance: Very dark black with a very thick tan/brown head. Head is thicker and creamier than many other stouts, and left a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Balanced aroma of roasted coffee, toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and cocoa as well, but overall the roasted malts dominate the others. I do not get much hops aroma.

Taste: Strong chocolate flavor. There is an interesting balance between the coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and some bitterness from hops. The chocolate makes it sweet, but there is bitterness enhancing the taste and adding some complexity. There is a medium alcohol presence.

Mouth-feel: Medium alcohol, but with a very smooth and creamy body.

This is a nice, complex stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. Although this is a medium-bodied stout, it is very smooth and enjoyable to drink.

 1,008 characters

Photo of Kentuckybeerfan
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wowee does this bad boy take that Chocolate taste, smell and look out to town for the night. It's a refreshing "dessert" beer to me with it's heavy chocolate taste of course but also lighter vanilla and coffee tones that we've come to expect from a lot of stouts and porters.
It pours like a beaut, nice rich black color and a light tan head make ya wanna oggle more than drink.
Definitely getting this one again

 415 characters

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greevon
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A classic sweet Stout that really is quite unique.

Has the whole Guiness widget pour from a can method. Once settled have less than and inch of thich dark cream head with an opague brown/black body.

Smells of malt, milk chocolate, and some vanilla and a touch of dates.

Taste improves as it warms. First notes are strong vanilla, chocolate with balanced malt with a touch of alcohol and a slight hint of coffee in the finish.

Body is lighter than expected, but very refreshing, this would be a meal of its own with some more body, but as is would compliment a vanilla or.chocolate desert amazingly.

 603 characters

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

Photo of RacerX5k
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost 10 years in and I've never had this? $1.50 a single, 8 months past the best before date says I gotta try this. Since I'm one of those who says beer does not get better with age, I don't expect much ...

Surprise, surprise this little stout has held up remarkably well, though I have no idea what it tastes like fresh. Chocolate milk stout smooth creamy delicious. Classic for good reason, obviously.

 406 characters

Photo of Botulizard
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stout_Hunter
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got 4 pack of 14.9 oz cans for 11$ not to bad really. poured from 14.9fl oz can with widget into stout glass.
L: appears almost pitch black once settled with 1/2 inch beige head that stays the whole way.
S: chocolate hits the nose first and more chocolate with slight hints of malt and a touch of fruit.
T: wonderful chocolate and lots of it with roasted malt flavor. Love it!
F: it is a bit thinner than I would have expected but it still goes down smooth.
O: overall I see why this beer gets high ratings and I really enjoyed my experience and probably will buy more in future I only wish it had a bit more body but can for sure see why this is a classic!

 658 characters

Photo of -steve-
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Very dark with a generous brown head. Good head retention. Looks lovely.
S: Roasted malts and deep chocolate smells emanate from this brew. Invites a hearty sip.
T: Warm chocolate from start to finish. Roasted malts come through and a dry finish. Some metallic tones.
F: The sweet chocolate plays well against the roasted flavors. Creamy and smooth.
O: Very satisfying brew. Very glad this is in a regular rotation at the local LCBO.

 436 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,786 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.