Blind tasting review
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Family Dark Ale Style Stout
Country England ABV 5.2%
Producer Wells & Young’s
Price $$$$ Packaging 14.9oz/440ml pub can (nitro); 16.9oz/500ml, 11.2oz/330ml bottle
Characteristics Malty, unusual, yeasty

Overview London-based Young’s is perhaps best-known in its homeland for traditional, low-alcohol beers that are unlikely to see export across the Atlantic, but a handful of their bottled offerings have crossover appeal, like this Double Chocolate Stout (which contains both chocolate malt barley and actual dark chocolate).

Flavors and aromas Our tasters were a little put off by a potent butterscotch aroma in this beer. After that blew off, though, there was plenty to appreciate here. The chocolate shows through in a soft, full mouthfeel and a finish that resembles nothing so much as brownies. The butterscotch aroma/flavor would actually fit in well here if it were toned down a bit. We’re sure that some readers will love this beer, while others will want to stay away.
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