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

5,735 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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,735 |  Reviews: 2,354
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

O/D-To stress simplicity: this beer is akin to a chocolate infused Guinness Draught. Light bodied stout that can fill a role in certain situations. Took me too long to try this.

 962 characters

Photo of jtb0608
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Punkrckr281
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Jingies4
1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Mudawg
1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ControlledBurn
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of caverog
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of os62
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Kam
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MystikCelt
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MEP
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of aBeeraWeek
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle purchased in Perth Western Australia. Dark and thick with a red hue. Good solid tan head but becomes broken quickly.

Smell is light. Just some hints of chocolate and coffee.

The coffee and chocolate is stronger on the taste. Some general hop bitterness with a slight freshness. I would have expected a dark chocolate and coffe bean bitter finish, but this was a nice suprise.

Probably too much carbonation. All fairly thin given the style as well. I would have hoped for a nice creamy finish to match the chocolate tastes.

Overall all I can say is that may be it didn't hold up well in the trip to Australia.

 639 characters

Photo of Beerislivingproof
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of grandimperialc
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Focusf111
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of dbert21
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Ktmktm01
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Tron
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of estlinska
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap in a Guinness pint glass. Poured opaque almost black with brown highlights. Head was foamy, khaki colored and stuck around leaving some fine lacing when it finally went away. Nose was roasted malt, coffee and sugary chocolate. The taste was almost chocolate milk, sweet roasted malts with a touch of bitter hops there for a complement. The mouthfeel was slightly creamy, but lighter than I would have expected; bordered on watery. Overall very good and tasty.

 475 characters

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
4.02 out of 5 based on 5,735 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.