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

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
4.02/5
5,786 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:
#3,114
Reviews:
2,372
Ratings:
5,786
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
Wants:
269
Gots:
1,038
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 5,786 |  Reviews: 2,372
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

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toti1972
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weezle94
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADG2995
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Beer pours a very dark almost black color with a dark brown head and has something floating in it. Has a sweet smell with hints of chocolate. It's smooth and easy to drink with chocolate and coffee flavor. Overall a very good stout.

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a quickly dissipating finger's worth of off white foamy head. Not much lace.
The aroma had a ton of smooth sweet fudge-like milk chocolate tones.
The flavor was the same with a semi-syrupy aftertaste of that chocolate.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with what I hate to say but a "watery" sort of finish. Carbonation did feel fine. ABV felt just as good.
Overall, the classic English styled "milk/sweet stout" where that watery finish is the norm. With that in mind, I can't be too harsh in my numbers.

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Photo of Skagerrak
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A solid but not overly heavy stout. Dark, pours clean with a moderate head and good aroma. I was afraid it might be too sweet or too chocolaty but it was an overall excellent offering. Making this a regular purchase.

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Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a motor oil black color. Smelled moderate chocolate scent, even a hint of coffee oddly enough. Rich malt taste. Not as creamy as I thought it would be but it's very satisfying. I'll be buying more most likely. Great brew overall.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,786 ratings
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