Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (from Wells and Young’s Brewing Company in the UK) is a copycat and I don’t like it… ok… so it isn’t that big of a deal. But really, they may call it “chocolate stout” but it tastes just like Murphy’s Stout or Guinness (not exactly this one, but the one with nitro). I really couldn’t taste the flavor. Now, no one has ever accused me of having a perfect palete or anything, but still… if it says chocolate on the label, I expect to taste chocolate. Just like I had expected to taste honey in MacTarnahan’s Oregon Honey Beer. I really hate being dissappointed.
Overall, if you put this next to Murphy’s or Guinness, you probably couldn’t tell the difference just by looking at them. You probably could tell the difference in taste as I think Young’s is just ever so slightly ‘off’, but still not too bad. Overall, pretty much par for the course.
JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road