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Young's Double Chocolate Stout in nitro cans discontinued?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by chuft, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. chuft

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    Lately I have noticed that Young's Double Chocolate Stout, in a nitro can, has become impossible to find around here, while at the same time a new, small bottle 4-pack has appeared (not nitrogenated). I have been told the nitro can has been discontinued. Is this true?

    I was pleased to see Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro suddenly appear in six packs, but sadly, it is in bottles and the nitrogenation is very lame compared to a nitro can like Young's or Guinness Draught in a can.
     
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    Perhaps this is the final nail in the coffin for the Youngs brand which was sucked up and destroyed by Well's. I only see the cans around of the Youngs Dbl Chocolate(usually sitting next to Well's Banana Bread & Boddington's) and I think it's a shadow of it's former self...Well's only seemed interested in continuing the most popular and heralded of the Youngs stuff. Back when, before Well's bought them I would buy Young's product over Samuel Smith's all day everyday, not trashing Sam as I do like 'em especially Taddy Porter. Hands down the one brewer I miss most of all.
     
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    Their US importer, Belukus, still lists the cans as available:
    http://www.belukus.net/product.asp?p=you_dobchoc
    Drop them an email - in such a case, it always possible that just be your local distributor dropped the package.
     
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    Are you pouring the Left Hand Nitro as they recommend? I thought the Nitro was quite fine in it.... and the beer is infinitely better than Youngs, which is pretty lousy, IMO. They could discontinue that beer in general and I would be fine with that.
     
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    Thanks. Strange that all the stores here are saying it's no longer available, but now they have these 330ml bottles that I have never seen before (only saw the 500ml before, which were quite pricey).

    As for the Left Hand nitro - yes, I pour it from like two feet in the air trying to get a decent head on it, but it never comes close to the nitrogenation I can easily get from a Guinness can or (in the past) Young's.
     
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    I agree that Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout is not as ‘gassy’ as Young’s Double Chocolate Stout on Nitro (either can or bottle).

    I also agree with cubbyswans: the Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout is much better than the Young’s beer. I would much prefer to drink a very tasty Left Hand with a bit less gas (Nitro mix) than a Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.

    Cheers!
     
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    It is hard to find fault with Left Hand Milk Stout. It's very tasty. I just wish the Nitro version was more....nitrogenated.
     
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    I'd grab the 4 packs. Nitro doesn't do any beer justice other than making the mouthfeel smooth and creamy.
     
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    I got a perfect nitro pour with the Lefthand nitro bottles everytime last I bought a sixer a few weeks back.
     
  12. chuft

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    I did try the bottled Young's and didn't like it as much, it wasn't as sweet and creamy as the nitro can version.
     
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    im drinking one right now

    canned on 4/20/12
     
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    This was actually the first beer I enjoyed out of the can. I agree, can over bottle any day. IMO, it's amazing on tap.
     
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    as far as I can tell it was discontinued this summer, so I'm not surprised you have one from April. I had no problem getting them in March.
     
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