Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottle
Wells and Young’s Brewing Company –
Bedford, England

DSCF1322Today we focus on the heritage of Charles Young, the other half of the 2006 merger that formed England’s largest “family owned” brewery.  This one is much more interesting than the Wells export brews.  It’s how to do a flavoured beer right.  It’s a stout first, with a hint of chocolate flavour that compliments the natural notes of bitter chocolate already found in a stout.  I suppose they were inspired by the name of the ingredient chocolate malt, which is malted barley and not chocolate at all.  The beer contains chocolate too.  The “double chocolate” is the combination of the “chocolate” malted barley and the actual chocolate.  There’s oats in there too…sounds heart healthy.  It’s not sweet.  Seriously, it’s healthy!  I have to keep telling myself that.

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