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Old 12-15-2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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Ok ... so I have been waiting a while to try this beer ... so today I found a pub with a few cans ... Don't get me wrong it was a GREAT stout, nice taste and mouth feel ... However ... Chocolate, I got NOTHING ... Very very disapointed in that part ... It was not much more then a Guiness Clone.

I have had Harpoons New Chocolate Stout before and was ready to compare it to that ... Not even close ... If you want Chocolate ... Try the Harppon!


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Old 12-15-2008, 12:29 AM   #2
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I beg to differ...in a big way. Young's and Guinness really have little in common. Young's is far sweeter and fuller in body. The chocolate flavor is subtle, but definitely there.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:31 AM   #3
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Hmmm, strange. I tasted plenty of chocolate from that brew. I haven't had it in a while, so I may be remembering it wrong. Either way, I'd recommend the Rogue Chocolate Stout over Young's any day. I haven't had the Harpoon, maybe I should try to find it.

EDIT: I forget to mention it, but I agree with Yuri. Young doesn't taste anything like Guiness, besides the fact that they're both stouts.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:33 AM   #4
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When I first tried Youngs a couple of years ago I didn't have the palate to really understand that beer. I didn't taste an overwhelming chocolate flavor and I found a pile of similarities between Youngs DoubChoc and Guiness. However, now I have a MUCH better appreciation for Youngs, oddly the Guiness tastes about the same . Youngs is a different beer and to my taste is quite wonderful. It has a very rich chocolate flavor and a sweetness that is in a whole different category than a dry stout like Guiness.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:35 AM   #5
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I hate Youngs, crappy crap crap.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:38 AM   #6
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I get none of the Chocolate Malt character from a Guiness at all. More like Roasted, Black, or Special B. The Younges however, had more Chocolate character than did Samuel Adams chocolate Bock which is supposed to be aged on actual nibs. With that I got neither chocolate malt nor actual chocolate character.

Personally, I'll take a Younges Tall Boy over a Guiness or SA Bock anyday.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:39 AM   #7
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I thought Youngs was like a chocolate beer milkshake. I liked it a lot, but only a glass at a time. It would be too overwhelming. Haven't had Stone's yet. And Guinness just tastes watery and weak to me.

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Old 12-15-2008, 01:23 AM   #8
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Stone's 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Stout is really nice. One of my top picks for a stout. It's one of the only beers I have purchased a case of.

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Stone's 12th is great. I also highly recommend Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout. Great price for a Russian imperial stout, and tastes fantastic.

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:51 PM   #10
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I recently had youngs double chocolate stout on nitro... It was great!! Tasted very different from the bottle, In which i'm used to.

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