Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

type: chocolate stout
origin: Bedford, UK
price: ~$6/.5l (guess)
ABV: 5.2%
NSP: 4.3 (est.)
website (one of the more annoying "are you 21" verifications)

This damn beer has been in my fridge for well over a year now.  It's so ugly and unappealing that I just kept pushing it further and further to the back; but of course I couldn't throw it out!  In fact, the best-by date was 6 months ago (June 2011), so I won't be too critical here.

It's mediocre.  Not interesting, but not bad.  And I think it actually tastes more like a slightly acidic porter.  All that's probably my fault for not enjoying it soon, and I can see why people love this, but I wouldn't age it if I were you.  I would however, take a trip to London and try a Young's bitter out of hand-pump, in a proper pub; that sounds delicious.

More importantly though, I'm really glad this crap is out of my fridge so I can focus on more important things, like trying a two year old Black Butte.  Not looking forward to that.

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