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:
5,737
Reviews:
2,354
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
263
Gots:
1,006
For Trade:
2
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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours near black with a thin dark tan head which leaves little spotted lace on the glass. Great chocolate smell. Very smooth stout with just a little bitterness, and rather light bodied. Don't know if I'll try again at $4.49 per 500 ml bottle, but glad I tried once and I'm keeping the cool looking bottle.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At 5.2% ABV, this is as good as it gets as chocolatey stouts go. Bottled a month ago. Fresh & Delicious!! Highly recommended. If you are a craft beer aficionado, you have to knock this off your list. Nice chocolate, plumbs & roastiness to boot!! Great schtuff!

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Photo of dubnation
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pioppo
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, 03/29/2017

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Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MoohMooh
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pitch black, one finger tan head. Spotty lacing.

Smells of cocoa, coffee, milk. Kinda roasty. Pretty fragrant. Butter?

Taste is coffee first, then chocolate milk. Slightly peppery. Roasty/toasted bread. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Very "round" taste, feels rich without being too heavy.

Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation and body.

Pretty good, well-balanced. Needs more bite.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from 440 ml/14.9 fl oz nitro can into a conical pint glass. Pours a dark brown to black with typical pattern of clearing with a solid and lasting 1/2 inch head. Nose: bitter chocolate, toffee, banana; palate: remarkably dry with nice balance of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate, with anise notes. Medium bodied with full, creamy mouthfeel. Really a impressive drinking experience.

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

Photo of BeerBobber
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I poured this one out of a can with the widget so I got that cool upside down head that finally settles out to a very dark black with a nice creamy, frothy, two fingers of a tan head. The beer was black enough that I could not see any ruby notes around the base of my tulip glass.

The smell was pretty basic with some bitter chocolate, like bakers chocolate, and some hints of coffee.

The taste was much like the nose with that bitter chocolate and some coffee. The chocolate was sweetened somewhat by the lactose and nitro that made it just a bit sweeter than straight bakers chocolate.

Mouth feel was a medium creaminess with a wet finish. And also note because of that nitro the beer, in my opinion, tastes flat and blah.

I did not realize I was getting nitro cans and was dissapointed when I went to get the beer out of the fridge and heard that widget rattling around in the can. Sorry to all the folks that like them I just think that nitro kills the beer. Give me carbonation over that flat nitro flavor any day of the week. At least the wife enjoyed it a lot more as she actually likes the nitro. So there you go, two opposing views of the same beer.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuto
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer (I'm having it from 500 ml bottle, exp. 11/2017, with chocolate malt and chocolate flavouring in its ingredients). After a while coffee notes make room to hazelnut. It's worth letting it warm a bit.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zpakalnis
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not much of a head out of a bottle pour which wasn't a great way to start but was impressed after this. Nice caramel smell, fairly smooth with no alcohol bite though some carbonation. They were not kidding when they said double chocolate though! Big chocolate note mid-late palate with some additional sweetness. Probably that caramel coming through again. Overall no real issues with the beer and would drink again.

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Photo of todaytastelikethis
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of claricealess
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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 Josher
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
4.02 out of 5 based on 5,737 ratings.
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