Beer 84/365 – Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Style: Milk Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Tastes like Guinness with chocolate added

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: B+

1/31/2010: I have passed on buying this beer for years, and I’m not quite sure why because I love stouts; especially chocolate ones. Regardless I finally bought a couple to give it a try. Plus you gotta love any beer that comes in a nitro can.

So much about this beer reminds me of Guinness. The head on Young’s Double chocolate stacks up like an upside down waterfall. Smell is chocolate and lactose (milk). Taste is not as sweet as I thought, and actually reminds me more of a Irish Dry Stout than a Milk Stout. A good bit of roasted malt here, and a little bit of chocolate. Maybe I am getting too accustomed to drinking over the top beers but to be the title “Double Chocolate” is a little bit of an overstatement. I would rename is Young’s Half Chocolate Stout. Mouthfeel is creamy just like a Guinness, but maybe a bit thicker. Overall a simple easy to drink beer, I just would have liked a little tiny bit more chocolate.

Funny Picture of the day: Not sure how some of these stores get away with these names

Published in: on January 31, 2010 at 9:35 am  Comments (10)  
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