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

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Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
5,790 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-1999

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

440 ml nitro can into imperial pint glass. best by 6/10/2012. Pours almost pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger super creamy light tan head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts forever. Thick and soapy lacing all over the glass as you drink. Aromas of big creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and light coffee. Nice and straightforward aromas with good strength. Taste of big creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, slight bitter coffee, light biscuit, and light herbal hop. Almost no bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, and light coffee for a good bit. Great pleasant flavor balance and smoothness. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with an extremely velvety, creamy, and slick mouthfeel as expected for nitro. Alcohol extremely well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is a delicious nitro stout. No real complexity present, but it is extremely enjoyable and smooth. Very straightforward tasting as advertised in the name.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a creamy tan head.

It smells exactly like a chocolate fudge brownie.

The taste is super chocolately like fudge with a light roast aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with low carbonation.

It's definitely a classic example of a milk stout that brings the chocolate.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from nitro can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light brown color at first with the nitrogen/carbonation bubbles well mixed with the brew. Quickly however there is a cascade of the carbonation upward through the brew, leaving a deep brown nearly black body color with a nice tan head. The head never fades and is persistent throughout the drinking experience.

Smell –The smell is of a bitter-sweet chocolate aroma with bits of a milky aroma. Very nice.

Taste – Smooth lightly sweetened chocolate meet the tongue. There are light roasty malt flavors and a slight breadiness, but these are very light in comparison to the semi-sweet chocolate. A milky sweetness then comes into play at the middle. These however are lost again to a more dark chocolate flavor which lingers on the tongue at the end and leave a very satisfying cocoa flavor on the tongue

Mouthfeel – Creamy and smooth, soothing the mouth with a wonderful silky feel throughout the taste experience. Great for the nice chocolaty flavors.

Overall – The nitrogen pour fits this beer perfectly and I would always recommend it over the non-nitro version. Great flavors and smooth body make it a great drinking experience. Delicious and smooth. Wonderful!!

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

CANquest 2012, part two! Figured I would get a nitro-can review in here, and try something new.

Appearance: Once the nitro settles down a bit, the beer is very black, and has a continuous one finger tan head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Sweet roasted malts, with come notes of chocolate and a hint of coffee

Taste: Starts off chocolatey, then moves to some roasted malts, coffee, and a little milk

Mouthfeel: As with any nitro brew, it is thick, but super smooth

Overall: Pretty good, but not my favorite. A good way to get a sweet stout fix though, as it is easier to find than most milk/sweet stouts. I feel like nitro is a good application here, even though I can't tell you for sure what it is like without it.

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Served from a nitro-can into a pilsner glass.

Nice thick head with great lacing that clings to the glass well after the beer is gone.

Smells of an unsweetened chocolate, roasted coffee, and a very nice malt package that backs it up.

Tastes just like the smell, with much more roasted coffee and chocolate coming out as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is great, thick enough to fill you up, creamy almost, but not overly so.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very dark brown, almost black colour. A nice couple fingers of light brown (actually reminds of chocolate), soft looking head. Decent retention and lots of quite thick lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Sweet buttery malts with maybe some notes of caramel and a quite distinct roasted/smoked feel to them. A note of chocolate on the back of things

T- Much more on the chocolate side than the smell suggested. Sweet chocolate malts upfront, reminding of milk chocolate, again with a nice roasted touch to them. More chocolate notes on the palate, this time a bit more on the bitter side (dark chocolate), along with maybe some liquorice and coffee notes as well. Finishes on the earthy side, with a touch of clean, refreshing bitterness and a light leafy hops note. Nice bittersweet combination

M- Super soft, creamy mouthfeel on both tongue and palate, where flavours fully spread and may still be clearly felt after some seconds. Just a gentle touch of soft carbonation texture on the tongue, to bring a bit of life. Great mouthfeel

O- Definitely enjoyed this. Maybe not the most complex beer out there, but full of real chocolate flavour and actually quite refreshing, wich is nice to be found in a stout. Felt a bit heavy on my stomach

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,790 ratings
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