Young's Oatmeal Stout and Guinness
by F. Sot Fitzgerald

In this corner, wearing the purple label and 16.9 ounce brown glass bottle, hailing from London, England, we have Young's Double Chocolate Stout!

And in this corner, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland, wearing a black 16.9 ounce can, the clearly most hyped and sold stout in the world, Guinness Extra-Stout!

Who will reign as the greatest stout in the world?  We'll see at the end of 15 rounds of bare-knuckled chugging!

All right- enough tomfoolery.

Tasting the two beers against one another is a treat because one gets some feel for the wide diversity within a single style of beer.  Both Young's Double Chocolate Stout and Guinness are stouts, both are viscous and black.  And they taste nothing alike.

Young's Double Chocolate Stout