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%
 
 
Wants:
266
Gots:
1,022
For Trade:
1
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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nitro! Pours dark brown with a 1/2 in head that has nice retention. Collars around the glass

Smell is roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet. Nuts

Taste includes roasted malts, sweet and bitter chocolate, fig?, coffee

Overall a decent stout! A little bit too thin for my liking.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Classic velvety nitro pour with lush head. Medium dry baker's chocolate on the nose with a little wet malt behind it. Taste is just some medium roasted malt and some milk chocolate. Understated, maybe to a fault as none of the flavors really assert themselves. That said, there is nothing off about it and it checks all the boxes, Could have been creamier on the feel.

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Photo of matcris
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black, a little ruby edge up to the light, and a lasting tan head with good lacing down the glass. Nose is big Tootsie Rolls. The flavor is a little cola-like at first, then big chocolate kicks in mid-palate. A nice subtle bitterness takes over from there and you get a nice combo of bitter and sweet chocolate. Slightly creamy and oily, dry on the finish, average carbonation, and medium thin body. Overall, it reminds me a bit of Boulder's Shake Chocolate Porter, with that big Tootsie roll vibe. Nice stuff.

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Photo of ZagZagg
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

440 mL nitro can into globe

A: An aggressive pour yields a bodacious one and a half finger cream head with some light cascading. 100% opaque, deep granite. Very strong retention (impressive).

S: Light, creamy, mellow roasted malts. Has a particular dairy character, reminiscent of a milk stout? Undertones of caramel, traces of date following with notes of hazelnut. Prevalent coco essence blended with mulled raisins.

T: Does not betray the nose, sweet, almost as a coffee creamer. Repressed nuttiness, but teaming with malt character. A lot of milk chocolate play, with a certain level of pruininess. Not something I would call complex, and lacking a desired roasted facet. A little too much of a diacetyl profile. Finish is overly confectious, and overwhelmed by a lactic presence.

M: Way too light in my opinion, even if this was classified as a milk stout. Almost watery. The body is good, thanks to the nitro, light, frappe, easy drinking.

O: Not a favorite. There isn’t much else to say. Look to Left Hand.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is black with a thick foamy had that lasts and lasts. The beer smells of sweet chocolate and roasted malts though the smell is not as strong as other stouts. The beer has a strong taste of chocolate with a slight char of bitterness at the end. The beer is silky smooth.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Near black with a creamy, tan head. Solid lacing. The aroma is chocolate, with some toasted malt and hints of caramel and vanilla. The flavor reminds me a bit like the smell of vanilla extract. Velvety chocolate, smooth and rich. A delicious treat any time of year!

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Photo of Determined419
2.94/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bskrug
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ab39z
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanmaral
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Buen aspecto aunque con una espuma no muy persistente. Buen aroma de chocolate stout, con un toque ahumado. Sensacion en boca mas seca de lo que me hubiera gustado, con un cuerpo bastante liviano.

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Photo of AWA
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjtuggle
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dkline39
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueNotes
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JakeScully
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro can into a glass.

Brown/black liquid.

Dark khaki nitro head; a curtain of lace.

Roasted coffee & milk chocolate nose; a wonder!

Silky medium mouthfeel.

Smooth milk chocolate delight. Hint of roasted coffee. A true anytime beer; good for breakfast or the end of the night.

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Uk beer, Abv 5.2%
Negra, cabeza off white sin retencion, y baja carbonatacion. En el aroma algo de cafe nada muy especial. Gusto mayormente a cafe, cacao nibs y un final ahumado, algo de sabor a alcohol y cuerpo mas bien ligero.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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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