Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HopheadEd:
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Very nice Stout. Pours a dark brown, almost black with sparkling highlights. Big, creamy head that lasts. Creamy sweet mouthfeel, and taste, toffee and lightly toasty taste. Big creamy finish, lightly hopped and crisp. Real good Stout, very drinkable.
12-22-2002 05:03:12 | More by HopheadEd
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3.7/5 rDev -3.1%
Real nice pour,a ink black color with nice big,sticky,rocky head.The aroma is slightly medicinal and chocolaty.Taste is like milk chocolate and creamy,with some slight burnt notes.A real nice brew Iam glad I got it.I wanna try this on tap sometime,will look for it next winter.
06-30-2003 21:10:12 | More by oberon
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
poured from a 12oz long neck brown bottle with crimped-on cap into a nonic glass.Saved this one to review on Valentines Day with the name of the beer,thought I seen at one time on the label that this beer was brewed with oysters. Not on this label.
Opaque,coal black with a 1" tan head,decent retention,not much lacing.
Very roasty aroma,burnt smell,carmelly. Woody and earthy with subtle fruit notes.
Very roasty taste,burnt tastes,woody/earthy with some dark fruit tastes, a bit of tartness to the finish.
Light mouthfeel,smooth,slightly watery. Good drinkability with the lighter body.
Nothing exciting a good, tasty, stout could drink a few of these.
02-15-2007 04:23:22 | More by jcdiflorio
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
Oyster stout...hence the name? Deep mahogany colored with a HUGE light brown chunky head of meringue that sloooowly sinks, leaving loops of lace all around the glass as I drink.
Aroma is rich and inviting, lots of stuff going on here - chalky cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, molasses, some raisins and toffee, some spruce and hop undertones, but no oyster.
Mouthfeel starts off watery but then turns carb-tingly, and a slightly tannic pucker leads to a thin flavor of light cocoa, caramel, and some malt, but the malt is a little sweeter than the aroma might suggest. A bitter chocolate/coffee finish followed by some lingering hops.
Body is a little thin, and flavor leaves me wanting for something more.
04-13-2005 01:18:53 | More by far333
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
On Nitro at Local 44.
Yards' Love Stout was charcoal black with a very fine, firm, mocha head. Served on nitrogen, it looked very much like Guinness Drraught with the cascading waterfall of tiny bubbles. The smell was faintly chalky with dusty roasted grain. The taste was chocolately and had acidic roast at first that progressed to a pronounced milk caramel candy and flowery finish. The beer was silky smooth, with tiny soft bubbles.
09-24-2010 06:01:38 | More by Soonami
4.35/5 rDev +13.9%
Appears a dark almost opaque cocoa cola brown forms a big tan head leaves behind even streaks of lacing. Aroma has a somewhat mineral character to it I'm guessing this is due to the oyster shell addition to the boil behind that is an herbal hop tone with dark roasted malts bringing about cocoa powder and bready chocolate notes. Taste has a smooth even flavor faint cocoa touch of bitter chocolate the roastiness is great touch of mineral bittering hops English tradition mellow flavorful and smooth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated silky smooth I'm sure this would be crack on cask. Drinkability definitely a wonderful offering from Yard's which has been at times hit and miss with me so smooth nice and refreshing with more than ample enough flavor to challenge the senses.
02-08-2006 21:50:52 | More by WVbeergeek
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Nitro-tap at Jose Pistolas in Philadelphia.
Pours black with a 1.5-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of medium roasted malts with slight amounts of mineral aromas.
Tastes similar to how it smells, but more robust. Smooth roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of semi-sweet chocolate. Midway through the sip the flavors dry out just a bit and carry through to a moderately bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.
Overall this was a solid beer - I'd like to try it on-tap as opposed to nitro as I bet the smell would be sufficiently enhanced to make this beer better overall. Still, it's worth a shot in whatever serving method you find.
10-18-2010 23:20:30 | More by glid02
4.45/5 rDev +16.5%
Went to Yards to get my beloved Love Stout. When I arrived at the chalk broad I noticed Love Stout said "Not Available". Getting ready to leave I noticed that they had just tapped a Cask of Love Stout! My friend mentioned that I had wanted some and Kevin was so kind to pour my friends and I five free samples. Large samples at that. It was exceptionally fresh and smooth. Dark with small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet, Smooth and flavorful. The oysters really add a nice compliment to the roasted malt flavor. I came back the next day and had another pint, it was again exceptional but had lost just a touch of its freshness. Kevin again hooked each of us up with a pint for nothing. What a great guy and group of guys there at Yards.
12-01-2010 23:13:38 | More by acurtis
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Had on tap at Timothys. Review from notes.
A: Served in a...plastic cup. Awesome. Has that guinness look to it, very dark with really nice looking head on top with great retention and lacing.
S: Plenty of roasty malt with some chocolate.
S: Lots of roasted malt, some chocolate and a bit of cream which gives it a slightly sweet flavor. Very smooth.
M: Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy.
O: Another nice beer from Yards, not overly complex, but done well and easy drinking.
09-10-2012 02:56:36 | More by mdaschaf
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours dark with a small head that hangs around to lace the glass. Smells of toasted grains. Has a kind of bite, but I like it, along with the yeast and dryness. Some hop flavor, but more smokey with the smallest hint of saltiness, maybe from the oysters. Overall a pleasant brew. I drink it regularly, and will continue to do so.
03-10-2004 00:27:08 | More by thefireman
3.78/5 rDev -1%
On nitro tap at East End Ale House in Harleysville, PA.
A- Beautiful on nitro with a great creamy head and cascades of cream. Leaves a solid lace all the way down!!!
S- Light, simple, roasty, and kind of fishy. I didn;t know the oysters would be so literal in the aroma.
T- Kind of acidic and briney... kind of reminds me of eating a v***. Light cholocate and roasty notes. Very unique and a little bit of an aphrodisiac in a weird kind of way.
M- On Nitro this is perfect. Could use a tad bit more body and feel.
D- The oysters get a tad bit overwhelming... however very palatable and would pair well with greasy apps. Sessionable ABV,
03-11-2011 05:06:14 | More by TheSupremeAJ
4.33/5 rDev +13.4%
This is an oyster stout. Oysters are added to the kettle during the boil but don't worry, it doesn't give it any fish flavor! It may be raising the pH, however, due to an addition of calcium. But the aphrodisiac qualities of the oysters did inspire the name. Nice "black" with brown highlights. The aroma is limited, offering roastiness, a little malt, and maybe some alcohol. I guess that's expected for the style. The head is tan but dissipates quickly. Very nice flavor with some sweet malt, a little light chocolate, and a balanced roastiness. Body is a little thinner than anticipated. Finish is long lasting, almost mouth-coating. The roastiness just doesn't want to go away! A nice pint to relax with after work.
07-23-2002 11:39:12 | More by NeroFiddled
Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
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