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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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,351
Reviews:
2,381
Ratings:
5,818
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle neck is best by date of '20/02/18'.
Dark brown body with brown highlights when presented to light. Bubbly two finger light tan colored head settles to bubbly cap. Good area coverage of spotty lacing.
There is a dark fruit component to both the aroma and the taste, which is quite comparable in expression to the different senses. Aroma also has dark malts and chocolate.
Taste expresses a solid dark malt base, and lighter additions of chocolate and coffee. Sweetness on the light side.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Very easy drinking. Not exactly dry but quick to clear the palate.
Solid stout with chocolate that can be paired with many foods. Clean, and induces repeated sips.

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

Decided to revisit this one after several years, and it's much better than I remember. A rather aggressive pour into a nonic pint glass yielded a ton of thick, soapy tan foam atop an almost ebony-colored body. Scads of sticky lacing as the head settled into a thick cap. This has a very nice roasty malt character, with lots of chocolate flavor as expected. There are also notes of tart fruit and dark roast coffee coming through as the beer warms toward room temperature. Medium light in body, not too sweet. Surprisingly dry finish, with a little lingering roasted coffee-bean bitterness. This is light enough, dry enough, and low enough in ABV to make it a great pairing with all kinds of food. Not overpowering, very drinkable. Although a little on the spendy side, it's worth an occasional splurge. Widely available in the U.S.

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

Pours a dark brown color with a beige head that is slow to dissipate. Smell is roasted malts, dark breads, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a little bit of hop bitterness that keeps it from being too sweet. Medium weight with some active carbonation. It's a pleasant stout, tasty, and not too heavy.

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Photo of BLarson31
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelGennings
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beige head that dissipates quickly. The beer is almost black in colour but in the light it’s dark brown.

The smell is chocolate and dark brown bread.

The taste is chocolate, some coffee, and dark malt.

The beer is full bodied and the finish is heavy and slightly bitter.

The beer is outstanding and a must try.

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

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

Bottle BB 1/24/18. CBF pint.

A: pours an opaque black with one finger sandy head that fades to spotty islands of bubbles. Great drapes of lacing.

S: honestly, I expected more chocolate. Sam Smith's chocolate stout was overpoweringly chocolatey; this is not. That's not to say there is no chocolate here; there is - but it is subtle. This is also an old bottle. Chocolate smell is, of course, more pronounced as it warms. An almost almond-like note comes with it, and some coffee. Imagine a dark roast with a shot of almond syrup, black. Amaretto.

T: arrives malty, ever so barely sweet, slightly sour. Mid palate is roast and some floral English hop, turning slightly sour. Sweeter than Bell's Kalamazoo stout, less so than Left Hand.

M: lighter end of midweight, active but not overwhelming carbonation. Slick, but lighter weight and low ABV keep it drinkable.

O:This is a classic English stout par excellance. I like this better than SS chocolate, and about as much as SS Oatmeal stout. Very similar, in fact, to that oatmeal stout. Earned a place in my regular rotation.

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

Noticable but not overly felt chocolate flavor !

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Photo of eberesford
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from LCBO - pours deep dark brown, almost black with a creamy parchment coloured head with good lacing. Aroma: caramel, chocolate, sweet tobacco, toast. Flavour: Espresso bean, chocolate, toast. Complex mid/full mouth.

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Photo of smaddock
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steinhauser10
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not what I was expecting. Disappointed TBH

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

Photo of tjg584
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomTrocc
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amii2000
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burk1982
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bixby1971
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm not impressed despite the high ratings, wonder what I'm missing.
Poured from a 14.4-oz nitro can. Looks, tastes and feels like Guiness with some chocolate flavor added, maybe a little smoother and creamier but that's all I'm getting.

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Photo of superwho24
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SiepJones
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhart96
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerbyDave35
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have been getting this lovely drop in 500ml Cans recently , I have found Young's Double Chocolate Stout , to be better than ever. It seems to pour better , and the creamy head is retained longer . The taste is luxurious , chocolate and coffee flavours divine , and my local store in Perth , Australia is currently selling them at $17.99 for a 4-pack , a comparative bargain in my book
For a regular drinking pleasure ,, when you want to enjoy a few (5.2 % perfect ) I can't go past this ..superb

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Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,818 ratings