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

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
80.1%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 5,777 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:
#3,085
Reviews:
2,368
Ratings:
5,777
Liked:
4,626
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
12.94%
Alströms:
4.14
 
 
Wants:
269
Gots:
1,033
Trade:
1
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Photo of BenMaalouf
2.2/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of polloenfuego
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of Jwb1838
3.13/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Nice pitch black color, good head retention, whiff of molasses, pretty thin body

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Photo of petrusek23
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sigerson
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 80.1% out of 100 with 5,777 ratings
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