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

Young's Double Chocolate StoutYoung's Double Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
4.02/5
5,785 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,096
Reviews:
2,371
Ratings:
5,785
pDev:
12.94%
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4.14
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. When I opened this it sounded like a missle launch or somthing. Never heard anything like it from a nitro-can before.

5.0 A: I kinda expected this to look perfect and it does. Black color. Two fingers of rich, nitro-laden head that put on a show as it cascaded upward. Retention is as good as it gets and glass covering lacing is left behind. The head is so think I had to chew my way through it.

3.5 S: The thing about nitro is that I hate it. This beer is still manages to smell pretty damn good, but I can only imagine how much better it would be on CO2. Soft, supple roastiness with chocolate dominating the rest of the nose.

3.5 T: Again, soft roastiness and chocolate. There isn't a whole lot of flavor and I think it's more from the nitro rather than it being only 5.2%. Still, it's not bad.

3.5 M: Light body with a ton of creaminess and super smooth. The feel of nitro is great, but this beer is too thin for the nitro to reach it's best usage.

3.5 D: Admittedly one of the better nitro beers out there, but it's still a nitro beer and thus the nose and taste take huge hits.

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Canned on 11/6/11

Poured from a 14.9oz nitro-can into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a dark black color with no light shining through. One finger of dense creamy head with great retention and tight bubbles. Nice lacing as well.

S: Getting some nice roasted malt notes mixed with a nice bittersweet chocolate aroma.

T: Very similar to the nose but more subdued. Most of flavor comes out in the finish. I'm not getting to much up front.

M: Nice and smooth as expected. Very drinkable but also a little too watery. Low carbonation and moderate body.

Not too impressed with the nitro version of this beer. It shines in some areas and lacks in others. Average overall. I look forward to trying the bottled version.

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

Ive had this before in a can, but this time on tap.

It looks like a decent nitro Guinness. Pitch black with a thick white head. About 3/4 inch.

Smells slightly bitter, loaded with powdered dark chocolate.

Not real sure what everyone sees in this one. If this is double chocolate, im scared to see what the single version is. It honestly tastes like Guinness with double the dark chocolate. Same body, same feel. Really forgot to add the milk part of the milk stout.

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A: pours a deep, impenetrable black with two fingers of light tan colored head that is very frothy and lingers nicely, leaves a ton of frothy lacing
S: well what do you expect here, its chocolate malts! dark in the forefront and sweet on the tail end
T: starts with a nice crisp and deep malt note then, then kicks on what i came here for, oh yes, the chocolate. the mid sip straight through to the end is Hershey's milk chocolate, really lingers nicely on the palate, a definite milk chocolate character, actually reminds me alot of the taste of M&M's
M: a bit intense on the carbonation, thick and frothy like a milkshake, leaves the palate dry and actually kind of creamy
O: it was what i had expected, chocolate from the nose to the tongue, it was there all the way, right where i wanted it, very nice

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Overall a very good chocolate stout. It is chocolate not just in name but in practice.

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Young's Double Chocolate Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,785 ratings
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