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:
5,766
Reviews:
2,364
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed nitro-can at Rugan's in Antioch...

Appearance - In a pint glass, poured 2 fingers of thich tan foam, took a few moments to cascade into a thick tight head that lingered, leaving huge foamy thick lacing that covered the inside of the glass, color was an opaque rich brown.

Smell - Roasted grains and pumpernickel crust and a good amount of chocolate.

Taste - Much like the nose, lots of semi-sweet and rich chocolate, roasty flavors of dark breads and touch of coffee.

Mouthfeel - This beer is creamy silky smooth, a really nice mouthfeel, carb is medium but not sharp at all, foamy smooth.

Overall - This is a delicious beer, not thick and mouthcoating which makes this highly drinkable and enough roastiness to be refreshing and nearly palate cleansing. The 5.2% ABV also makes this one very sessionable and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

exp: 5/25/12

A: Impenetrible darkness with a seafoam head. 2 fingers. No visible rising carbonation.

S: Roasted mildly sweet coffee malt, sweet milk chocolate.

T: Kinda chocolately I guess. It tastes more roasted/burnt than anything. But there's a refreshing and clean back end. The chocolate is really in the nose and less on the tongue sadly. Leans on the watery side.

M: Little carbonation, but a slight thickness. A hair dry.

O: Overall a nice blend, quite inoffensive, pretty nice. I'm not a stout fan but this one is alright.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.17/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured easy into a straight-edged pint glass.

A: Pours pitch black through and through with a one-finger head. Head resolves very quickly but leaves behind an excellent lacing.

S: Overwhelmingly chocolatey, with a hint of walnut. Very nice.

T: Surprisingly bland and lacking in complexity. Mild chocolate gives way to coffee. Finishes tasting more like a bitter seltzer than a stout.

M: Overcarbonated and not that creamy. Somewhat chewy, as a matter of fact. Again, quite disappointing.

O: Very disappointing. I remember having one of these on tap and enjoying it immensely. And, after pouring this beer and taking a whiff, I thought it would live up to my memories. But the first sip was an immediate letdown, and it didn't get any better. I didn't even bother to finish this one. I'm hoping it was just a bad batch...it wasn't even in my fridge that long.

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2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml nitro-can served into De Molen stemware in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. I've had this before in its other forms and it was pretty good. I'm glad they went with the nitro-can for this; it would probably be ruined in a regular can. Expectations are pretty high.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of lovely cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Chocolate, nuts, and heavy cream. Moderately strong.

T: Very creamy but the chocolate is unfortunately restrained. Slight nuts. It's a bit bland and simple for a chocolate beer, but it's still pretty good. I preferred it on nitro-draught. Balanced but badly built.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Sort of suits the flavour, but not really.

Dr: They should just brew a cream ale and be done with it. The emphasis here isn't on the chocolate - contrary to the epithet. Very drinkable but also quite forgettable (at least out of the nitrocan). I won't be purchasing this again.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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