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:
5,735
Reviews:
2,354
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
263
Gots:
1,006
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 5,735 |  Reviews: 2,354
Photo of ghostofpaulman
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour from a 22 once into my mason jar style mug that's perfect for big beers.

A: I gotta say, this beer looks exactly like big glass of Coke, maybe slightly darker. If you like cola like I do, then it looks very inviting with it's carbonation, gleaming dark brown body, and darkwood colored head.

S: Now this is where it's not at all like Coke. As the name inplies, Initially you get an amazing semi sweet cocoa smell. Then you begin to notice the roasted grains smell, almost like a slightly burned toast, but in a good way. That's followed up by a very slight hop, well I suppose spiciness is the word? Either way, it's wonderful.

T: This beer tastes great. Let me start of by saying that. The only reason that I didn't give it a 4 or better is because I've tried some incredible stouts before, and I'm pretty conservative with ratings. This beer has all he right things for this style, they're just done better by other beers. Still very good though.

M: Nothing super special. refreshing enough though. It's not dry like a lot of stouts tend to be, which is a good thing.

O: A really good beer that isn't super expensive like a lot of premium stouts tend to be. Very solid beer that i'd reccomend to anyone who likes sweet beers.

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Photo of ShucksBruh
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of tvv375ia
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass

A-dark brown with about a finger of head that fades to a small cap with a little lacing

S-ligtht on the chocolate smell but there is a little there but not dominant for "double" chocolate

T-like the smell, light choclate taste which is fine for me but if you are really looking for some chocolate tastes it is not as strong as it could be. But the taste isn't a bitter artificially flavor

M-pretty light bodied for a stout a little too thin and watery

O-flavors are good and fairly well balanced just not a lot there

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Photo of MichaelBurns
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of CGMLS3
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of CNOTEKC
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Arcadia Cocoa Loco.

A: Dark brown/black with three-finger, tan, rocky head that lasted several minutes. Good lacing.

S: Roasted malt, hint of chocolate. Too mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Milk chocolate. Tastes kind of like a Yoo-hoo. There are subtle roasted coffee notes too, but not much. Mild overall.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and clean.

O: This beer looked fantastic, but the nose and flavor were too mild, and the beer wasn't creamy enough in my opinion. It's a tie between this and Cocoa Loco.

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Photo of Turbodog666
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of andrewj17
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Chumley's in Lafayette, Indiana as the first beer in my passport.

A- Great looking pour. Pure black pour with a quarter inch creamy, chocolate brown head. Great lacing all the way down.

S- Very faint. Only thing I got was a slight burnt malt scent and a hint of chocolatey sweetness.

T- Was somewhat disappointed here. Lighter burnt malts flavors throughout were the dominant flavors. A hint of sweetness at the end was there, with a hint of dark chocolate. Finished very clean with the slight sweetness and burnt malt flavors.

M- Very, very smooth and silky. Creamy on the palate with a fair amount of weight, but still very sessionable.

Overall, I was a little disappointed that this one didn't have more dominant chocolate flavors. The chocolate that was there was very dark and good, just wish there was more of it.

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Photo of RodSmith
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of stuckintraffic2
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of moonchyldcrab82
1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

Photo of rob99er
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of HoppedUp13
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Dope
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of MerkurKing16
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kavon
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of vkv822
2.23/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

16.9oz can into tulip snifter.

Pours a milk chocolate color that cascades into a frothy, creamy, tan head. After it all settles, it is a black body with a thick, creamy, light tan.

The aroma is predominately of chocolate and cocoa, with some coffee notes as well.

The taste follows the nose, with it fading from sweet chocolate upfront to lightly bitter cocoa and then to a bitter, coffee, slightly chalky like finish.

Creamy from the nitro-can, but fairly devoid of carbonation. It then finishes quite thin and watery feeling.

A pretty pour, intriguing and pleasant aroma, decent taste, but then the lack of carbonation and watery finish in the mouthfeel is so drastic it affects the taste.

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Photo of newsage
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you can get this fresh it is the best Chocolate stout! If you get an old one It's still OK. but with that said I am tried of places over charging or having old ones in stock! If you can find it at a Bev Mo or a grocery store go for it, if it is at a ghetto liquor store please pass. Beer Knowledge.

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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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