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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Young's Double Chocolate Stout

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
ABV: 5.2%
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 16.9 fl oz
Glass: footed tapered 8 fl oz
Purchased at: Towne Wine and Liquor
Price per fl oz: $4.39 / 16.9 fl oz = $0.25 per fl oz
Consumed at: home

sensory first impression: A dark and opaque beauty with a lacy, rich thick brown head. Luxurious chocolate flavor and not too heavy like many other chocolate stouts. Highly drinkable. Amber at the edge. Aroma is smoky, chalky, and very nice.

Aroma/Olfactory: 7 out of 10
Malt flavor is: chocolate, wine, coffee, roasted, and oak.
Hop flavor is: resin, leaves, and orange.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, dark hearth bread. Pretzels.
Other flavors include: dark cherries, lemon peel, alcohol, solvent, malty.

Visuals/Appearance: 4 out of 5
Color is: black, brown, and amber at the edge. Beautiful Guinness-like rushing effect upon pour.
Liquid is: opaque.
Head and lace are: brown, thick, and lacy.

Taste/Flavor: 7 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: chocolate and medium sweet.
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: moderately bitter.
Sour level is: low.

Palate/Tactile: 3 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium to heavy.
Texture is: creamy.
Carbonation is: medium.
Finish is: long, dark, and okay.

Overall experience: 15 out of 20. I liked the flavor, appearance, head, color, depth, signature flavors, longevity, alcohol, and packaging. An okay beer.

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8 Comments so far
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18 out of 20 and it is an ok beer … what????

Comment by Jim

Revised as per your critique. I’ve had it since, and was far less impressed.

Comment by lemasney

That stuff is awesome! So chocolatey!!!

Comment by John51277

I tasted this beer for the first time a few days ago at a place called “Anvil” in Houston, Texas. I was hesitate to try it at first but after the first taste I couldn’t stop drinking it. I love it.

Comment by juan

if you’re a fan of guinness, you will LOVE this beer.

Comment by david

I do have to say it is yummy! I love stout and this one is wonderful. I use to be a Guinness girl but my new love is Young’s double chocolate!

Comment by jaja

I noticed your photo of the DC stout was a can. My wife and I have found the taste of the canned version is not nearly as great as the bottle. It seems to have a slight metallic taste. Try the bottle and you will be very happy with this stout. We are home brewers and put a clone version of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout in the bottle 2 weeks ago. Can hardly wait for 2 more weeks to try the outcome.

Comment by Lon Meis

I quit drinking 5 weeks ago, so I’ll have to take your word for it. Cheers. :)

Comment by lemasney




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