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

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

14.9oz can into mason jar

Look is a dark brown with a 1-finger mocha head and brilliant rising nitro bubbles. Smell is powdered cocoa and coffee grounds. Taste is rich, creamy, malty, and smooth cocoa with a coffee underbelly.

Very smooth and silky, not a knockout flavor-wise, but still extremely enjoyable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is dated for mid-May this year (about three months old), and I poured this into a snifter glass to hold in the aroma.

This beer looks spot on. You can't see through it, and there was really minimal foam on the pour. That died down to just a tiny bit of scum on top.

I really love the way this beer smells. You get a lot of chocolate (from nibs?). You also pick up quite a bit of malt and a decent amount roastiness. Of course there is some rich coffee presence.

The flavor is a little more understated. You get more of the coffee roastiness. I like the way the chocolate is there, but it is not overwhelming. There is very good balance. This is one of the easiest to drink stouts that I have ever had.

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a - pours like coffee as the creamy tan head cascades into a snifter that left a two-fingers thick head throughout and really coated the glass nicely. the body was dark black.
s - roasted chocolate and coffee beans.
t - same as the aroma.
m - slick and smooth, very creamy.
o - terrific nitro canned beer. like dessert in a glass. i paired this with some vanilla ice cream and they went really well together.

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This was my introduction to Milk Stouts, and I still think it's the best I've tried.

A: Typical dark hue for any stout, but a particularly thick, creamy tan head that fizzles about halfway into the glass.

S: Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and a hint of the sweetness from chocolate milk.

T: Same flavors as above. Medium hops. Complex chocolate notes as it goes down (think chocolate coffee cake). Cocoa powder and coffee hits you immediately, as you swallow a sweet milk chocolate flavor fills your mouth, which finishes with dry hops as all the others fade in your mouth.

M: This is where this brew shines. One of the most velvety beers I've ever had. Literally feels like drinking rich, homemade chocolate milk.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Wells & Young's, so far has done London proud with their special ale, but quite average with its banana beer, hopefully their double chocolate stout will pick up the baton and run hard (into a wall of Olympic metaphors).

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Presents with a chocolate body (that's shut up irony right there), and a tan 0.5cm creamy head. Looks appealing... and chocolaty.

S: Rich smoke and chicory assails the nostrils. Soon followed by dark chocolate (let's count how many times I use the word "chocolate" in this review), hint of dark fruits and water... yes, water.

T: Has the element of chocolate straight away. That being said the chocolate taste could be richer... a lot richer. Other than that we have the usual stout/porter suspects; chicory, smoke, coffee grinds and a hint of vanilla. Not bad, not stand out either.

M: Slightly more watery than expected, reminiscent of Guinness in this respect - mid to light body and carbonation.

D: As a stout it meets expectations well enough. As a double chocolate stout? Needs more chocolate. Apart from that we have a half decent stout that is unfortunately not as good as Coopers or Old Engine Oil, and doesn't live up to the double chocolate flavour it implies. Chocolate.

Food match: Will it match chocolate? Of course it will! Silly question actually... aside from chocolate it would pair equally with venison or game meats, rare steaks and trousers.

Note: 13 times if you count "chocolaty".

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,791 ratings
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