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

Lovely rich tan brown, one finger light cream head that quickly disappears, leaving little lacing. Faint yeast and sweet, meaty smell. Gingery sweet overtones with light carbonation that lasts. Toasted chocolate flavor lingers. Smooth, great beer that holds up well on its own, and accompanying a pork stew.

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

Had on tap at the British Beer Company served in an Imperial pint glass.
Came to the table a solid dark brown/black color with a huge tan head that slowly dissipates to sticky lace. Smells of bitter roast, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, caramel, and earth and minerals. The flavor mimics the aroma quite well with a heavy emphasis on the dark chocolate and chocolate syrup. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy oily mouthfeel. I've had this quite a few times and I'm surprised I haven't rated it before now. I remember more chocolate from the bottle, but I could be mis-remembering. It is good I would drink it again.

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Pours a one finger head black and tan. Head dies to a film.

Aromas of chocolate and roast malts, and a bit more chocolate, add on some cappuccino and cream.

Taste is light andrestrained - dominant chocolate - quite dark and bitter as it builds.

MF light as per ABV - a little over carbed and spritzy by end of bottle.

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A-The body of this beer is clearly light judging by the lack of viscosity. It should be lighter due to the lower ABV. Dark brown but light does penetrate to a swallow margin. Head is tannish and of respectable stature. Leaves clumped lacing rings.

S-Lighter nose is heavily concentrated with chocolate and lactose. Not overly roasty. The nose stresses milk chocolate (specifically chocolate milk) and powdered cocoa. Not rich but the aroma is decent.

T-No surprises here. Milk chocolate. Lightly chalky. Shallow notes of dark chocolate. Roast is also skinny. Sweetened cream and even some vanilla milkshake.

M-Light bodied. Plenty of carbonation for the style. Easily imbibable. Not creamy and lacks muscularity. High drinkability leads to a lack of fulfilling feel on the palate.

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