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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – 5.2% ABV, 25 IBU

Given that i’m going to Europe next week I found it fitting to taste a European made beer for my post today. Although I will not be visiting the United Kingdom I saw this selection did not cost that much (I’m not cheap just trying to save for my trip, ha) $4 for a bottle slightly bigger than a pint. It’s a stout. I’m not a big fan of stouts but like I’ve said many times before on this blog I need to expand my palate horizons. This beer is called Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (5.2% ABV,~ 25 IBU) and comes from the Wells & Young Brewing Co. in Bedford, UK.

I started out with high expectations for this beer. The pour was smooth ending with a very attractive stouty dark, opaque color and malty brown head. Although the chocolate taste is pronounced I could still taste a hint of alcohol (same with the smell). The finish lasts as every beer, regardless of style, should last: very long. But once its gone, its gone like a deadbeat parent. Like previously stated I am not a huge fan of stouts so take my opinion of this beer with a grain of malt. I liked it, kind of liked it but in the end the taste just fell short or flat. You chose the adjective. Cheers!