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

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
5,786 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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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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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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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,786 ratings
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