Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Bedford, UK)

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, 5.2% ABV, (Bedford, UK)

-brewed with mineral water, pale ale malt, chocolate malt, oats, sugar, hops, and yeast.

  • My Rating: C
  • Why I don’t particularly like it: weak carry, thinnish-body
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $3.50, 500ml, Summer 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: No

Tasting notes: pours ultra dark brown with barely any head, not much retention, micro CO2, invisible slow-moving CO2 streams near the surface. Fragrant nutty chocolate & medium malts on the nose – inviting. Drinks with a definite medium-rich chocolate flavour but with a fizzy and pilsner-esque background – Rich & thin don’t quite work together. Also somewhat metallic, creamy mouthfeel, 4/10-level sweetness, lingering roasted malts, coffee, off-dry bitter finish. Medium complexity, medium depth, not so good carry, okay transitions, okay drinkability. The flavour profile is good but I dislike the lack of thickness in the body. A much better chocolate stout is done by Sankt Gallen (Rating: A-)