After a scientific survey with sample size of 6, Brooklyn's Chocolate Stoudt was the winner of Young's Chocolate Stoudt by a 4 - 2 margin.
Actually, it seemed to depend on whether one likes a creamy beer (Young's) vs a beer with a little bite (Brooklyn). But I like them both and I never would have tried Young's without the good advice of posters. So thank you for the suggestions.
i have a bottle of young's in the fridge and i think three more brooklyns. i'm pretty sure i got hosed on the young's. it was like 4 bucks. also got something called st. peters. very strange looking bottle. that was pretty good. not as harsh as the brooklyn