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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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

500ml bottle poured into a 16oz nonic.

A - Pours a near black color with a creamy tan head billowing above. The head settles to a creamy film, but leaves next to nothing for lacing.

S - Mild chocolaty character. Semi-sweet dark chocolate and light milk chocolate, but mainly just subtle cocoa. Mild hops? This just doesn't smell all that fantastic to me.

T - The taste does little more to build on the aroma. Mild unsweetened dark chocolate, subtle cocoa, and that's about it for chocolaty flavors. It's not rich or creamy or sweet or anything like I expected. I don't mind that the roasty more abrasive flavors have been turned down to the bare minimum, but without any chocolaty or sweet flavors coming to fruition, this stout feels boring.

M - Decent creaminess from the body, but nothing special. Carbonation is a bit high for the style. Medium bodied.

D - Like an average stout, but neutered. I'll admit I'm both a sucker for sweets as well as most highly regarded beers here on BA, but this was pretty much underwhelming by all accounts.

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