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

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom

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

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

Black color, some ruby red highlight. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Thick creamy head.

Dark roasted malts, sweet, chocolate, coffee.

Bitter-sweet chocolate throughout the taste. Rich, dark roasted malts, burnt caramel, coffee. Finish is slight bitter, a little dry. Body is silky, creamy, very smooth, semi-dry.

It's an excellent beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Double Chocolate Stout pours a black color with a large lacing tan head. There is a slight roasted and malty aroma, but rather weak. The taste is strong with chocolate flavors, very creamy and some roasted malt flavors make it through as well. Nice and creamy, just a tad on the watery side. Overall a very nice chocolate stout.

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Photo of RandyPuckett
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -44%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Treyliff
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- pours nearly pitch black with a one-finger foamy dark tan head, good retention and some short lasting lace

S- chocolaty cocao powder, dark chocolate bar, roasted chocolate malt and a bit of husky graininess

T- the flavors of the chocolate follow the aromas, slight tang mid palate provides a bit of fruitiness, dry-yet-chocolaty on the finish with a nice roasted chocolate malt linger

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy and bubbly mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- very eay to drink, not overly bitter, would make a great compliment to dessert but does just find on its own. This one is a classic

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of APH
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

Freshness Date: 10/12/13

A: Classic pitch black with a light brown head of foam. The head is resilient and fluffy and leaves and thick film on the glass.

S: Toasted malt and chocolate come through smooth and thick. There are also notes of caramel and toffee on a background of earth and leaves.

T: The malt is thick and coupled with a bittersweet chocolate presence. The malt is burnt grain, brown sugar, and caramel. There is some bitterness and that is leafy and earthy adding balance to the sweetness from the chocolate.

M: Smooth as milk chocolate with nice supporting carbonation.

O: The chocolate pairs well with the stout base. The touchstone of chocolate stouts and one that sports wonderful chocolate notes without being overly sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Hermanater
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A few points off for appearance but only b/c Rivertowne Northshore served it in a plastic frat cup. Little disappointed with that and it shouldn't reflect negatively on the beer so I offer the appearance score only based on what I've had from the nitro-can prior and the head from my latest experience with the beer at Rivertowne.

AP: thick and creamy head. I bet you could stand a spoon up in the stuff or even shape it. Very inviting.

AR: bittersweet chocolate is obvious to the nose as well as heavily roasted malt characteristics.

M: incredibly silky smooth. Milkshake like viscosity!

T: The chocolate stout that sets the standard for others. I highly recommend trying this from the nitro-tap if you get the chance. Seems even silkier than I remember from the can or bottle.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 80.1% out of 100 with 5,777 ratings
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