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

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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
5,842 Ratings
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with some red hues when held up to the light. Huge head. Had to stop pouring a few times to finish a full pour.

Smell is a little gross actually. Has a pukey smell with some chocolate in the background. Kind of repulsing to be honest.

One of the sweeter stouts I've had. Luckily, nothing like the smell. Milk chocolate and sweet malts. Some bitterness after I swallow.

Extremely thin for a stout. Not much thicker than water. Nothing special.

This is just an okay beer. Definitely wouldn't buy again. I guess I could drink it again if offered. Again, nothing special.

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3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a bunch of head in a slow but beautiful rush. The head appears to have good retention and is a light creamy beige. The body is a dark chocolate black that is opaque. And when I write that this has good retention, I really mean that this is downright obstinate. A good amount of lacing is left behind.

Nose- Very typical nitro can aroma. Small hints of smoke and roasted malts. Think Guinness. Stronger notes of chocolate and roasted malts from the can. Roasted notes become stronger from the glass as I await the stubborn head to dissipate.

Taste- Roasted notes with a slight sourness begin the flavor profile. A slight bitter chocolate flits around the edges. Slight coffee on the finish. A bit thin such that it lacks presence and complexity. Really pretty boring. Chocolate that tastes more of cocoa hangs around the edges and underneath the finish. Not bad but nowhere near impressive. An above average stout. Honestly, I would prefer a Guinness or a Murphy's.

Mouthfeel- Fairly smooth but also a little bit watery. The finish is dry and the carbonation is rather minimal. Probably the best aspect of this beer.

Drinkability- Very easy going. It's so smooth that it practically drinks itself. Only problem- Guinness and Murphy's are cheaper.

Overall- Above average milk stout. Nothing that amazes but still a highly drinkable beer. Give it a try; just don't expect a whole lot of chocolate- it simply isn't there.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

.5L bottle.

A: Totally black, almost flat with no head to speak of.

S: Chocolate, naturally, and roasty coffee malts that lingered for quite a while.

T: Surprise, chocolate and roasty malts that remains consistant throughout. No real bitterness to be found.

M: Comes and goes without a lot of notice. Hard to find any carbonation, maybe even a little watery for a stout.

O: A change of pace, but was wanting more from a stout. The lack of any head made it look like flat Coke. Not bad, but found myself wanting more complexity.

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Smell: A deep smell that is very light

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Mouthfeel: A smooth feel with very light carbonation. Rolls easily throughout the mouth for a chocolate-esque experience

Overall: A fantastic winter beer or surprisingly enough an excellent evening summer beer. Fantastic if paired with heavy pasta dishes.

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