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Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-15-2012)
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WVbeergeek

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

How I miss the glory days of Yard's Love Stout (the first oyster stout) I had ever consumed, it was delicious. Today's standard version is more of a dry Irish, and rather boring stout I'm happy to see a new variation.

Pours a decadent dark black it absolutely absorbs all light, khaki tan head rises above the rim of the chalice. Creamy textured head speckled uneven lacing.

Aroma has milky dark chocolate notes, hints of vanilla beans. Very mellow dark roasted malts the chocolate comes off as powdered chocolate/cocoa.

Surprisingly light in flavor, creamy dark chocolate, roasted malts, hint of vanilla. Flavors are fine but for a big bottled 750 ml release from Yard's I would expect a bit more body and texture and full on flavor. This is just a bit thin, in flavor and body.

Mouthfeel I mentioned a big lighter than I was expecting, medium bodied even carbonation for a big stout in a big bottle it just comes off thin.

Overall, not worth 8.99 a bottle, enjoyable drinking stout but nothing more nothing less.

06-09-2014 20:41:38 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%

A - Two finger's worth of lopsided and slightly rocky froth that is tightly packed yet fluffy and dark khaki in terms of color... Modest retention... What's left is a full layer of rich creamy frothy goodness... The color is a sleek glossy ink black that lets no light penetrate... A slight bit of sticky lacing clings to the glass...

S - Dark chocolate right off the bat... Hints of coffee... Caramel... Some lightly roasted malts... Rich and warming... Fairly straight forward, but there is a surprising bit of depth and complexity to this one...

T - Slightly sweet to start... Sweat cream... Vanilla... Caramel... Nougat... Next comes a wave of roasted malts... The dark chocolate doesn't appear for a finish and it only lingers for a bit... A very light kiss of licorice on the finish as well...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Sleek and smooth... Limited carbonation... Somewhat dense... The finish has a slightly chalky texture...

D - An exceptionally drinkable English Stout... I'm a big fan of Yards and this offing only furthers my adoration... Solidly above average in all facets and teetering on exceptional in terms of aroma and flavor... The 6.9% ABV makes this one an easier drinker by stout standards and is something I would indulge in regularly if it came in 12oz bottles instead of bombers... Regardless, do yourself a favor and pick a bottle up next time you see it, you won't regret it...

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A- dark black opaque color. NIce 3 finger head that is tan and caramel colored. Very simple.

S- chocolate, toffee and caramel notes. They all complement each other well and it is strong in the toffee.

F- A sweet chocolate toffee type of flavor. I get the hints of vanilla which makes this very nice and smooth.

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O- great stout....well done.

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Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.