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

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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
Reviews:
2,346
Ratings:
5,700
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter
L- Darkest brown with almost no light coming through. Mocha tinged head typical of the style
S- Rich and creamy chocolate, caramel, hazelnuts, espresso, actually smells a bit like a Caramilk chocolate bar. Also detecting a subtle pear smell.
T- The most velvety chocolate on first sip accompanied by espresso, caramel, toasted nuts, and cream. Maybe too heavy on the malts though
F- Incredibly creamy with a nice dry finish although i would prefer a more full body.
O- Solid milk stout that i can see myself buying again

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nitro! Pours dark brown with a 1/2 in head that has nice retention. Collars around the glass

Smell is roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet. Nuts

Taste includes roasted malts, sweet and bitter chocolate, fig?, coffee

Overall a decent stout! A little bit too thin for my liking.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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

Black, a little ruby edge up to the light, and a lasting tan head with good lacing down the glass. Nose is big Tootsie Rolls. The flavor is a little cola-like at first, then big chocolate kicks in mid-palate. A nice subtle bitterness takes over from there and you get a nice combo of bitter and sweet chocolate. Slightly creamy and oily, dry on the finish, average carbonation, and medium thin body. Overall, it reminds me a bit of Boulder's Shake Chocolate Porter, with that big Tootsie roll vibe. Nice stuff.

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Photo of ZagZagg
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

440 mL nitro can into globe

A: An aggressive pour yields a bodacious one and a half finger cream head with some light cascading. 100% opaque, deep granite. Very strong retention (impressive).

S: Light, creamy, mellow roasted malts. Has a particular dairy character, reminiscent of a milk stout? Undertones of caramel, traces of date following with notes of hazelnut. Prevalent coco essence blended with mulled raisins.

T: Does not betray the nose, sweet, almost as a coffee creamer. Repressed nuttiness, but teaming with malt character. A lot of milk chocolate play, with a certain level of pruininess. Not something I would call complex, and lacking a desired roasted facet. A little too much of a diacetyl profile. Finish is overly confectious, and overwhelmed by a lactic presence.

M: Way too light in my opinion, even if this was classified as a milk stout. Almost watery. The body is good, thanks to the nitro, light, frappe, easy drinking.

O: Not a favorite. There isn’t much else to say. Look to Left Hand.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is black with a thick foamy had that lasts and lasts. The beer smells of sweet chocolate and roasted malts though the smell is not as strong as other stouts. The beer has a strong taste of chocolate with a slight char of bitterness at the end. The beer is silky smooth.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near black with a creamy, tan head. Solid lacing. The aroma is chocolate, with some toasted malt and hints of caramel and vanilla. The flavor reminds me a bit like the smell of vanilla extract. Velvety chocolate, smooth and rich. A delicious treat any time of year!

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Photo of Sanmaral
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Buen aspecto aunque con una espuma no muy persistente. Buen aroma de chocolate stout, con un toque ahumado. Sensacion en boca mas seca de lo que me hubiera gustado, con un cuerpo bastante liviano.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro can into a glass.

Brown/black liquid.

Dark khaki nitro head; a curtain of lace.

Roasted coffee & milk chocolate nose; a wonder!

Silky medium mouthfeel.

Smooth milk chocolate delight. Hint of roasted coffee. A true anytime beer; good for breakfast or the end of the night.

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Uk beer, Abv 5.2%
Negra, cabeza off white sin retencion, y baja carbonatacion. En el aroma algo de cafe nada muy especial. Gusto mayormente a cafe, cacao nibs y un final ahumado, algo de sabor a alcohol y cuerpo mas bien ligero.

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Photo of The_Meme_Lord
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate and hint of coffee. Flavour is bakers chocolate with a hint of sweetness. Hops are subtle and mouthfeel is a tad thin and falls off somewhat at the finish. Drier than I expected but still quite good

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Photo of Road_to_Beervana
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Near Black with a foamy head that holds form
S: Wonderful Roasted Malts with a hint of cocoa and toffee
T: Dark Chocolate with bread undertone; lingering cocoa finish
F: Creamy with palatable carbonation; lacking in thickness
O: A very pleasurable pour, well balanced, enjoyable but not overwhelming

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

Very dark brown look to it, has that oily edge. This might say "double" in the title, but I believe that is in regard to the amount of chocolate or chocolate malt going on here, not the abv or overall strength of the beer itself. Now that is out of the way, lets talk about the aroma, no the head, good 3/4" tan small bubbled head. An aroma evocative of chocolate malt for sure. A little bit of barley behind that.

Taste, wow, the lactose in this and chocolate malt make for a very chocolate forward beer without the use of any actual chocolate. Right? This doesn't actually have the adjunct chocolate? Its chocolate malt and lactose, and they work well. You never have the roasty edge in this one, that's why I said oily and stuff. Pretty sessionable. I think this is a good stout to give people who don't like the overly bitter and heavily roasty or syrupy ones.

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Photo of Sykes
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like this stout. I include it in a bout with Murphy's. Meaning, I will drink one of these in rotation with Murphy's to keep it from getting too familiar to where I can't appreciate the flavors. I'm not trying to get an experience from my stout. It just has to work and taste good enough. I can appreciate where Young's is going with this version. It's a relatively good, all purpose stout. It's really good at knocking the dust off on hot summer days and it's great with dinner.

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Photo of muchos
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L. Black with a big foamy French vanilla head which stays.
S. Malty sweetness, cocoa bitterness, dark chocolate, toffee, creamy milk chocolate as it warms.
T. Not that sweet right from the fridge, grassy bitterness up front. Slight nutty toffee, bready\biscuity, unsweetened to semi-sweet cocoa with grassy hops on the finish.
F. Medium body, slight resin\chalky.
O. Easy drinking, not very sweet, liked but didn't love it. Cheers!

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Photo of Reema
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a deep mahogany brown color with mocha colored bubbles that persist. Smell is of chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, slight mocha roastiness. Taste reflects the smell. Initial chocolate and dark chocolate flavors lead into a pleasant roastiness that finishes with a cocoa powder flavor that lingers for a short while. Feel is a bit thin, carbonated fine. A little weak for the stronger chocolate and roasty flavors. Overall this is a great dessert beer with outstanding chocolate and roast qualities but the feel is a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of FBarber
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

Pours a beautiful dark brown almost black color with a thick frothy off-white head.

Tons of chocolate aromas up front. Undertones of roasted malt and lactose. The aromas are not as robust as I'd like to see.

Taste followed the nose with a ton of chocolate flavor up front, both milk chocolate and powered cocoa. A balanced backbone of roasted malts, mild hoppy bitterness and sweet lactose are also present.

Feel was thick and velvety with some mild carbonation.

Overall a really fine example of a chocolate milk stout. One of the better ones out there.

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Photo of darkpreferred
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap. Not a big fan of nitro beers. Had low carbonation. The appearance was grand. Very dark and a thick creamy head that lasted until the last sip. Had a good aroma. Chocolate was noticeable in both aroma and taste. Thick creamy mouth feel. Reminds me of a Guiness draft, but I liked it better. Albeit, I'm not that big of a fan of Guiness.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great UK stout roughly in the style of the classic standard-bearer, Guinness. Perfectly black with a dense nitro head that lasts forever and laces the glass all the way to the last sip. Subtle smell with undertones of chocolate and coffee. Not much more intense than a Guinness, but with a lot more complexity: in addition to the dark roast of the malt, there's abundant chocolate and coffee going on here too. A great session stout

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Brewed by Wells & Young's Ltd with an ABV of 5.20% This Stout pours out a deep brown color with a nice off white head. The head on this stout is nice and thick. This brew puts you in the mind set of cola , not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout is rich with roasted grains , malts and hops. There is also a nice amount of sweetness in the smell of this brew. More than likely from the chocolate. Now for the taste it is bold with flavors. You first pick up the smoothness of roasted grains ,malts. Then there is a nice sweetness smoothness at the end of this brew. There is alot going on in Young's Double Chocolate Stout. This brew has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is. The mouthfeel of Young's Double Chocolate Stout, is rich, bold, clean, and smooth. This is one of the better Milk /Sweet Stout on the market. I really like this brew. Overall I'm giving Young's Double Chocolate Stout a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Wells & Young's Ltd, did an great job with this one. Thank You

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Young's Double Chocolate Stout | Wells & Young's Ltd. Poured from a nitro can into a stout glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a cola-esque body.

I smell masterfully roasted malts alongside the pleasant addition of the chocolates used in the brewing process of this particular offering.

Tastes like a nice blend of the notes of the smell with a nice touch of coffee in there as well. Nice and easy-going and crush-ability.

The mouthfeel here is very light as it is a nitro-canned version. Smooth and clean.

Overall, I'll give Young's Double Chocolate Stout | Wells & Young's Ltd a well-deserved 4.5. The most tolerable nitro stout I've had thus far with a very pleasing taste.

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Photo of kitschiguy
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle given to me by a supplier.

Poured an amazing dark chocolate brown with ab hint of... red/purple. Was quite surprised by the colour and forced a 'fuck me' out of me. Big off-white/beige head which lasted and left some lacing.

Nose is good. Lots of toasted aroma, chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel.

Palate is lovely with coffee, chcoclate and toffe and a balanced bitter finish with some toastiness/burnt flavour. Thankful for the burnt flavours not being to prevelant as I'm not a fan.

Mouth is surprisingly thin and I was disappointed by it.

Overall a breat beer. Big, bold flavours, well balanced and looks great. Shame about the mouth feel.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Beermaster8730
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always liked dark beers and so ordered this at yard house. Must say, i was not disappointing. It had the right balance of chocolate and the dark aroma, and my wife who is NOT a beer drinker liked it. So that's something about this beer!

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Photo of josanguapo
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Watching Game of Throned 6x02. Low ABV beer that is best enjoyed in short sips thanks to its nice chocolate bitterness (not excessive) and good body

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