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

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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
Ratings:
5,766
Reviews:
2,364
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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Photo of johnnnniee
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of heygeebee
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Overall good example of light ABV stout

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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Photo of jtb0608
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Mudawg
1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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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%

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.

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Photo of Beerislivingproof
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of grandimperialc
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
4.02 out of 5 based on 5,766 ratings.
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