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

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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
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4.02/5
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5,794 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,213
Reviews:
2,374
Ratings:
5,794
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
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269
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Ratings: 5,794 |  Reviews: 2,374
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of udfan07
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Has smokey taste with chocolate notes. Very smooth finish. Very much a dark beer.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Mark
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I revise my opinion which was given under anonymous previously. This is the second best stout, giving way only to the incredibly smooth delicious Oatmeal Stout from none other than Youngs. Very pleasing to look at as well as drink. Leaves solid sheets of lace on my Young's glass. These two beers have made me love winter time. Love it on a cold winters night after dinner, with chocolate peanut clusters

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of RushLimbmalt
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful black beer with a very chunky tan head. It smells chocolaty and malty...A liquid dessert... It has a very sharp flavor...chocolate followed by a bitter dark roasted/chocolate malt kicks the whole experience into overdrive. This is a very drinkable beer if you like mild stouts. I love Young & Co's Brewery and I hope they continue to make their awesome beers for a long time.

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Photo of ronniebruner
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is as good as a beer can get. Of all the chocolate and oatmeal stouts available, there is no equal. This beer has a beautiful ebony color, gorgeous rich foamy head, an aroma to die for, and a taste that is superior. I am in love with this beer. If I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life, give me some Young's.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very close to pitch black with a full creamy brown head that lasts and leaves sheets of lace. Aroma of real Dark Chocolate and hints of coffee. Big rich dark chocolate flavors without being overly sweet. Medium-full (leans full) bodied and creamy smooth with a bitter chocolate finish.

Simply Amazing !!

Per label: "Chocolate Malt and real Dark Chocolate" & 5.2% ABV

Per Young's website: Pale ale malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, special blend of sugars, Fuggles and Goldings hops, real dark chocolate and chocolate essence. Melted chocolate bars are added to the boil and the essence is added after filtration. 5.0% ABV

Best Before (end): 10/04
Tasted: 07/06/04

($2.79 / 16.9 oz.)

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of jimhonnaker
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The still, deserted night of an Appalachian night that bleeds warm, wet Carolina clay at the edges of the glass. The head is considerable, but not as creamy as you would think. It sticks around for a bit. The smell is of cocoa, pure and simple. At times, the scent of dark cherry or plumb pokes in for a visit, but it's most likely the imagination. It hits the mouth with a cheery lightness and burst of milk chocolate that dissolves into bubbly roasted-malt bitterness. The finish is of dry, dark chocolate.

For me, drinking beer is about an experience. This is what most art is about. There is no more delightful experience than a glass of Young's Double Chocolate. Sitting quietly and sipping it brings peaceful and wise thought patterns to the surface. Its pleasant texture is soothing in an almost spiritual way. It is a robust, sensual and soulfully satisfying experience.

Consumed from a tulipesque Aventinus man-glass.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Photo of 3nlightenedfool
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is special. It does not taste like a beer. It tastes more like a root beer...a chocolate root beer. This is like dark chocolate cream soda...but it's secretly a beer. And that fact, that this is delicious chocolate soda with 5.2% alcohol by volume makes this an astounding accomplishment.

When you pour it, it looks like a stout alright. I was tempted to downgrade the appearance due to the large and sickly looking bubbles in the head, but I truly do not care about he appearance of a beer and will not hurt it's score for that reason.

When you smell this beer, it's like a mocha latte. When you taste it, it lives up to the taste.

The mouth-feel is thick, rich, and creamy. It's smooth as buttery-silky-milk. It's like carbonated chocolate cream.

Overall...This is amazing. You must try this if you haven't yet. It's special.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down, IMO, the best "first sip" on the planet! If heaven has a taste, a first sip from one of the puppies IS IT. Also the best chocolate flavored beer EVER. I have had this on tap at least a dozen times in half a dozen establishments, and it has never let me down.

The nitro can is good too, but CHECK YOUR DATES please; I have found old cans in places where the stock doesn't move, and the taste was not up to par. Personally, I would avoid the bottle though---something gets lost there.

Don't let the ABV fool you---this is not a macho session beer---it's far too rich.

It pours beautifully from the tap (and nitro can), exactly like a Guinness. The resulting head is thick and creamy with a perfect depth. I have sat and pondered this feat several times :-) All I can say is if there was ever a perfectly "engineered beer", this would have to be it.

I personally like it at the same temp as a properly tapped Guinness. The richness of the flavor seems to decline with the as the temperature drops. If you pour this from a nitro-can, I recommend allowing it to settle, and then let it sit another couple of minutes. Why? I can't say exactly. If nothing else it just seems more professional !

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,794 ratings
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