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

5,757 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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

Dark brown/black color. Very thin tan head and low carbonation. Almost no head retention.

Bittersweet chocolate, mocha, nutmeg, caramel, coffee, hazelnut.

Dark chocolate, espresso, Nutella, roasted malt.

Medium+ bodied with a creamy texture. Light bitterness keeps everything clean on the finish.

Aromas and flavors make you feel like the beer should be sweet. While there is some residual sugar in the beer, the light hop bitterness balances nicely against the richness of the beer and keeps everything clean.

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4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
4.02 out of 5 based on 5,757 ratings.
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