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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,757
Reviews:
2,360
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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267
Gots:
1,018
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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 MI_beerdrinker
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Klister
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of al_al1357
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Exeggutor
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eblue33
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 porters4life
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zshaft
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigmorris74
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CesarLopes
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Antg8989
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle was 3 months past best by date.

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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 life_of_agony
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

An outstanding and classic example of the Chocolate stout. What else can I say. Cheers!

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
4.02 out of 5 based on 5,757 ratings.
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