Wow, this really kicked my ass. It's not very strong at 5.2% ABV, but it's thick, rich, and extremely heavy. It had good qualities, but unfortunately, this stout just isn't to my liking. It had a very burnt flavor to it, undoubtedly due to the roasted chocolate malts used, which kind of overpowered everything else, including hops. Wait, overpowered is the wrong word. More like forcibly sodomized. Yeah, that's better. It forcibly sodomized my taste buds. If rich stouts are your thing, go for it, you'll like this. If you think Guiness sucks, can I suggest you stick with a soda?
Reviewed: March 06, 2004
The label proclaims it to be "silky, rich & creamy smooth". The label does not lie. I had this at Kimo's Taste of Thai in Rogers, Arkansas. Who knew Arkansas would import anything from Young's? I'm happy they did. The smell of, guess what, chocolate, dark chocolate to be precise, hits immediately. You can definitely taste it too, but it's not overpowering. A must have, if you can find it. It would go well as a dessert beer, if there is such a thing.
Reviewed: June 03, 2006