Antoine’s Beer & Chocolate Recommendation Of The Week

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout + Hotel Chocolat’s Salted Caramels 

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout is a rich, dark chocolate stout made with Chocolate Malt, dark chocolate & chocolate essence (see tasting notes below)

Hotel Chocolat’s Salted Caramels explode with flavour when you bite through the rich chocolate, the salt balancing the initial sweetness of the stout, then the sweetness of the caramel contrasts with the dry finish of the beer. The deep malty flavours of the beer enhance the flavour of the chocolate.

See what you think, enjoy!

YOUNG’S DOUBLE CHOCOLATE STOUT (bottled)
Overall impression Young’s Double Chocolate is a rich, dark chocolate Stout (Ale) beer in which you can smell a blend of dark roasted malt and good dark chocolate. It has a creamy, silky texture with complex, almost brandy-like deep malt flavours followed by a distinct bitter dryness and a big hit of chocolate, before ending in a lingering dry finish
Food Matches
Meat Roast venison
Poultry Pheasant
Fish Blackened tuna
Seafood Oysters
Veg Vegetarian Moussaka
Cheese Old Amsterdam Gouda
Dessert Chocolate brownie
Product info
Colour Group Flavoured/Dark
Origin London
Beer Style Double Chocolate Stout Ale beer
Brewery Young’s Brewery (est.1533) now brewed in Bedford by Wells & Young’s Brewing Company
Brewing ingredients Natural mineral water, Pale Ale, Crystal & Chocolate Malts, oats, a special blend of sugars, Fuggle & Golding hops, real dark chocolate & chocolate essence
ABV% 5.2%
IBU Approx. 25 (medium/high bitterness)
Calories 212
Allergens Oats, Barley Malt, gluten
Tasting notes
Appearance Black, opaque, little carbonation, frothy, creamy, tan coloured foam. EBC approx. 51
Nose Rich, chocolatey malt aromas
Mouth Feel Silky, creamy, roasted
Taste Profile Sweet – Bitter – Sweet – Dry
Flavour Profile Creamy sweetness, roasted bitter-dryness, dark chocolate with a lingering dry finish
Storage & Prep
Storage 8-14°C in a dry & dark environment
Prep Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving but don’t drink too cold
Glassware Stemmed tulip glass
Pouring Technique Bottled Ale Pour (hold the glass at 45° & pour gently)
Presentation 1cm/1 finger width sized head
Trivia Made with real dark chocolate
For more info www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk
People Who Liked This Beer Also Liked . . . Rogue Chocolate Stout, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

 

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