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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
5,832 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:
#3,497
Reviews:
2,384
Ratings:
5,832
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
Wants:
271
Gots:
1,074
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,832 |  Reviews: 2,384
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of StoutSlut
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Furlinator
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DudMan
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Presto82
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dowen17
3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

 594 characters

Photo of artoolemomo
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.

 1,447 characters

Photo of BojanglesO7
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WeisenForEisen
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of PBelt71
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of fizzgig
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

 532 characters

Photo of TheBoog013
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jtw004
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A straight black with a light foam that is tinted as if chocolate infused

Smell: A deep smell that is very light

Taste: An excellent standard dark stout flavor at first followed by a powerful chocolate flavor throughout and afterwards

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.

 506 characters

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of admiral
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice stout with great taste and balance

aroma - mild malt and chocolate

taste: dark malt, dark chocolate, some lemon/citrus and slight smoke and spice

taste was excellent - the dark chocolate really stood out with great balance overall and not too sweet as some stouts in this category can be

 300 characters

Photo of EBeckett3
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of 2013beer101
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Johnlikeshefe
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a great stout! I had it as an after dinner drink at the Yard House in Denver (and again at the Yard House in Phoenix.) It's like liquid dessert. If you can find it on tap then give it a try.

It was smooth with a great texture, color and feel. It was perfectly "stout." The chocolate flavors blend nicely. It's a milk stout, so it's creamy and kinda sweet. A perfect after dinner beverage.

 399 characters

Photo of SoPeL
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Vindixx26
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This milk stout was awesome. I am a chocolate fiend and really enjoyed this beer. The smell was excellent and full of coffee, caramel and chocolate. Not as much chocolate as I anticipated though. The pour was extremely smooth and the consistency was thick. The color was very dark, almost black with virtually no head. The flavor was great, again not as much chocolate as I would have liked but great none the less. It is not very strong but great flavor with great consistency.

 478 characters

Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Eric908
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,832 ratings