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 #226
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,280
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 12.59%
Reviews:
2,425
Ratings:
5,994
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Eagle Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Year-round
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SCORE
90
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 500ml brown bottle embossed with a ram and adorned with a purple label.

Appearance: Black and thick with a creamy, bubbly, tan head.

Smell: Roasted and chocolate aromas.

Taste: Extremely smooth and creamy with a chewy, nicely odd, mild sweetness that mingles with a slight burnt/roasted chocolate flavour (big chocolate flavour). An underlying hop flavour balances the malt, showing up about half way thru the taste with a hint of licorice. The mouth is left a bit dry with a lingering note of astringency.

Notes: Hands down, and incredible stout and deadly in its drinkability. Unfortunately a bottle goes for about $3-3.50, making it a brew for special occasions.

Feb 06, 1999
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Todd from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a crazy yummy beer! So damn chocolatey, rich, creamy and smooth ... the complexities are making me drool. And on top of that it's an outstanding stout. A perfect pairing with any dessert, chocolate or on its own. Now available in cans.

Oct 19, 2001
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding head … all canned nitro brews are like this right? Smells of powdered hot chocolate, hint of alcohol, kiss of roasted grain and some sweetness. This pretty much goes the same for the flavour but add a vague fruitiness, a bitter twang from the hops and roasted malt, and a remarkable smoothness. I prefer this on tap so much more but this is not too bad.

Sep 22, 2002
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coldseamonster from New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nose is dark cocoa bean espresso. Appearance is dark night molasses. Its a beautiful looking stout. Head is tan about a finger. Taste is dark chocolate bean and some toasted malt, in no way overpowering , just perfect. This is a world class stout. Enjoyable through and through. I had this beer with fresh caught striper cooked in beer batter breading. Pure greatness together. I was surprised that it paired with seafood so well. Stoked.

Oct 25, 2017
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DJ-Hophead from England

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

500 ml bottle, Hort's bar, Bristol - Pours blakc with a large tan head which disapates fairly quickly. Nice lacing. Smell - light chocolate, roasted coffee. Taste - slight sweet choocolate feel, not overpowering, roasted malts. Nice easy drinking stout.

Aug 23, 2015
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OlaB from Norway

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown color with a small top of cappuccino coloured head.
Aroma is of dark chocolate,caramel, coffee,bread and roasted malts. The flavour is sweet with strong flavour of dark chocolate and some notes of coffee. The finish has a some small bitterness, while still having a good amount of the roasted malts and the chocolate in the flavour.I sense is a little bit watery in the finish. The aftertaste has a good lenght with a good feel. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth with a moderate carbonation.Goes down very easy.
A delicious stout. Great flavour. Enjoyed it a lot.

May 13, 2018
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
10/11/2012
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.
**
04/12/2016
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.
**

Apr 12, 2016
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Nass from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Now I have had both the can & bottled versions. I do prefer the can version due to the creamy/foamy head that the nitrogen gives. This does taste like some form of luxurious liquid. I am picking up on the dark chocolate sweetness, some roasted malts, slight caramel. The mouthfeel is quite thin but most nitrogen beers usually are that way. I recommend you drink this beer fresh, no later than say 4 or 5 months in the can for the best taste. Cheers! A-

Apr 02, 2018
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Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Loos very dark-brown almost black, with light brown head.
S: Smells like chocolate, dark fruits, some acid notes, coffee, sherry and wood.
T: Tastes like dark bitter chocolate, the bitterness of the chocolate is not very pleasant, not as smooth as the hops, so I found it hard to drink, aftertaste is aggressive.
F: Has medium body and low carbonation. Not as creamy as other milk stouts.
O: This is a good example of a double chocolate stout that you can find at the super market here in Mexico. You can find much better chocolate stouts in specialty stores.

Mar 10, 2015
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The_Meme_Lord from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From 12oz glass bottle.

Look - pretty much opaque black, even in front of a bright light source. Sturdy 0.75" foam head forms from the pour into a stout glass.

Smell - Bitter-sweet chocolate tied with maltiness.

Taste - Bitter-sweet chocolate tied with maltiness, a tiny bit of sweetness, a fair amount of dryness.

Feel - Perfect carbonation level IMO. Feel is medium thickness, tingly and dry.

Overall - Pretty OK chocolate stout, nothing too special about it to separate it from other chocolate stouts. I prefer chocolate stouts to be sweet, and this one doesn't have that level of sweetness I look for. But if you prefer dryer, less sweet stouts, then more power to ya and this is definitely something you might like.

Nov 06, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a black color with a creamy tan head; tiny bubbles galore, great retention and good lacing

Smell: Smells like...chocolate milk

Taste: Starts out with a sweet milk chocolate flavor; after the swallow some modest bitter elements kick in, providing a slightly balancing effect

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy; very low carbonation

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable, although the flavor is not as interesting as the bottled version

May 07, 2006
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metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured black with a tan-colored head. It's very difficult to see through this beer when holding it up to a light but there appears to be a moderate level of carbonation based on the amount of bubbles rising to the surface.
S: There's a gentle aroma of chocolate with some notes of roasted malts.
T: The taste is both creamy and somewhat sweet and filled with flavors of milk chocolate. There are also some hints of roasted malts. The finish is slightly bitter.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth and a bit thin on the palate; the finish feels somewhat dry.
D: It's very easy to drink and goes down very smoothly; this is definitely a sessionable beer.

Apr 19, 2010
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VoxRationis from New York

4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from 440 ml/14.9 fl oz nitro can into a conical pint glass. Pours a dark brown to black with typical pattern of clearing with a solid and lasting 1/2 inch head. Nose: bitter chocolate, toffee, banana; palate: remarkably dry with nice balance of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate, with anise notes. Medium bodied with full, creamy mouthfeel. Really a impressive drinking experience.

Mar 18, 2017
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a clear pint glass. Black and faintly brown color 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.

Oct 17, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Widget can pour pour yields a 1/2 inch creamy, creamy, creamy, tan head over a dark brown body with gorgeous, sticky lacing. Nose of chocolate and some coffee. Taste mirrors nose with flavors of a light and sweet coffee. Nice feel and overall, I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet as I've been enjoying it for years. Cheers!

May 12, 2018
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polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First things first...how did I get almost 1300 beers into BA without having tried this classic? Shame on me.

Pours a pitch black color with a nice thumb and a half of root beer head. Retention is excellent and there is some fantastic lacing. The smell is sweet fudgy chocolate, malty goodness and some vanilla. The taste follows the nose fairly closely with the chocolate being dominant. Feel is much thinner than expected, not a bad thing just not expected, and the carbonation is fine.

A good sweet stout. Would pair nice with some cookies or a plain donut at dessert. A classic, and now I understand why.

Aug 03, 2017
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Figured it was time to give it a try. 16.9 oz. bottle poured into stout glass.

L: Pour gives you 2+ finger very light tan head, very strong retention, lacing, ring. Beer is very dark.

S: Roasted coffee, roasted malts, unsweetened cocoa. All weakish.

T: Follows nose with creamy dairy addition per its style. Weakish and watery. For something labelled double chocolate, you really don't get a whole lot of it.

F: Light to medium bodied (too light). Watered down taste. Low ABV gives watery finish, though moderate carbonation (too high) tries to help with that. Definitely not what you like in a stout.

O: So I tried it and now I don't have to do so again.

Mar 21, 2016
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LoveGame from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Five bucks for a bottle over at H-E-B. A little on the expensive side, but I think this one is meant for the occasional treat rather than having every day.

Look, smell, and taste are all exactly what you'd expect. Dark, creamy, and chocolatey. Like a lot of other dark flavored beers, I pick up some coffee notes here and there too. Pairs extremely well with a chocolate muffin. I can imagine you might pack on the pounds if you drink this too often, so use sparingly! Overall, an excellent stout with a strong flavor that doesn't taste artificial.

Apr 14, 2018
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Mike_Benson from Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

silky smooth cold weather beer that's pretty exciting to find on nitro. there is a british style pub near me that I will visit just for beers like this, especially on a cool day and if futbol or rugby is on.

Jun 07, 2018
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

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

Classic velvety nitro pour with lush head. Medium dry baker's chocolate on the nose with a little wet malt behind it. Taste is just some medium roasted malt and some milk chocolate. Understated, maybe to a fault as none of the flavors really assert themselves. That said, there is nothing off about it and it checks all the boxes, Could have been creamier on the feel.

Jan 17, 2017
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maxpower from Missouri

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

You can smell chocalate and really taste it with the first sip. Great not real sweet some hops in the finish. "Velvety" smooth, with a nice creamy silky feel on the palate, very chocolatey but not overdone, this is a wonderful stout, I always enjoy it.

Dec 21, 2002
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cooncat from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving from a 16.9 oz. bottle, decanted into S.A. glass.

On the pour you get an opaque colored brew with a huge head. The head is tan in colour, but is not long lasting. Lacing is much more impressive.

The nose is light, but unmistakeably cocoa powder.

Taste is very chocolately, much like a cup of instant cocoa. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, for a milk/sweet stout. Drinkability is up there, as you could enjoy several of these in an evening, just relaxing and having some nice dark chocolate with it.

This is definitely worth picking up, and enjoying on a cold Winter evening, along with some dark chocolate.

Na Zdravje!

Sep 12, 2008
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TurdFurgison from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a 1pt 0.9oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Deep black, can't see through it at all. Lightly colored tan head, made of very fine foam, maybe 1/4" thick.

Smell: Chocolate of course, maybe some coffee also in there.

Taste: Tastes like a pretty good stout. Stouts aren't my favorite style, but I like them once in a while. This one definitely is sweet and smooth, with nice chocolate in the aftertaste.

Notes: Bought for $2.50. Not bad at that price. I'll try it again I suppose, but there are other stouts higher up on the list.

Oct 02, 2005
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matty from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown colored ale that has thick creamy foam head that fades to half an inch.Aroma is malt and chocolate.Taste is cream and sweet chocolate.This is probably the best brew I've had in years.It is creamy and smooth as silk.I'm glad I got a four pack of these they'll all be gone tonight.Excellent!!

Aug 07, 2008
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I decided to rate this beer again but from a different serving type (nitro-can).

Color: Motor oil black with a luscious, creamy head of foam. Looks very palatable!

Aroma: Smooth and creamy with a strong chocolate presence in the nose. As it warms up, the chocolate aroma becomes even more potent.

Taste: Smooth and creamy upfront with a hint of coffee followed by creaminess and then chocolate towards the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, luscious and smooth. Goes down very smoothly as well.

Verdict: A beautiful example of the milk/sweet stout category. Tastes even better from a nitro-can than a bottle. It also beats out comparable stouts in nitro-cans that I have sampled.

Jan 21, 2008
Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Eagle Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 5994 ratings