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Young's Double Chocolate Stout by Wells & Young's LTD

Well I finally did it.  I had a beer lined up tonight that I thought I hadn’t had before in the 365.  I was wrong.  So I poured it and took a picture of it then I checked my blog.  Sure enough, I have already had Java Head by Troegs.  I had to scramble to find one I didn’t have for beer #290.

That beer is Young’s Double Chocolate Stout by Wells & Young’s LTD from across the pond, England.  This Milk or Sweet Stout has an ABV of 5.2%.

The color was black and sitting on top of that blackness was a huge tan head.  The nose was coffee and chocolate.  There was a nice roasted smell also along with a hoppy aroma buried in there…not quite citrus and not quite pine.  Dark chocolate was the big star here in the taste.  It had that bitterness and semi-sweetness I love in dark chocolate.  There was little bit of a cold slightly burnt coffee flavor too.  The body was a bit on the lighter side and that was disappointing.  I wanted something a bit more substantial.  There was some gentle carbonation here that just slightly stung the tongue.

Don’t get me wrong, this was a very good beer.  I just wanted it to be a bit more thick and chewy.  If you like dark chocolate and coffee, I don’t know how you couldn’t like this.

Rating: B+

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