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

5,766 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had in a hotel room on Russian Hill in SF.

A: Midnight black. Devours light. Three finger head off the pour, fading to half an inch of mocha-colored honeycomb foam. Excellent thick lacing.

S: Dark, dark malts, bitter chocolate, and light espresso.

T: Milky, muffled dark roasted malts lead into a chocolate and iced coffee middle. Finish is dry with an inverted bitter chocolate linger. A sprinkle of light fresh hops in the linger.

M: Silky and creamy, with a slightly slick and viscous foundation and some medium carbonation. Dry.

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

Reviewed from notes I made on 3/29/11.

Poured into a snifter, this stout appears very dark brown with a giant, fluffy, dark tan head. Lacing left on the glass is clumpy, splotchy, and streaky.

A lightly roasted single stout aroma blends with a not-overpowering dark chocolate/cocoa aroma. To me, it smells a lot like cocoa powder. A little bit of toffee and a chocolate-banana bread that I once enjoyed jump out of the glass, too.

A slightly twangy, roasty malt flavor lands on my palate at first, followed by a cocoa and toffee, and finished off with a good balance between decadent dark chocolate and a slightly acidic roasted malt flavor. Solid.

The mouthfeel is mostly roasty and acidic- just slightly biting, but with a nice medium-bodied creaminess to counteract. It's a pleasant, soft feel with just enough of a bite.

Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable, sessionable stout. I don't think it would be my first chocolate stout choice, but it wouldn't be too far behind in the pack.

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