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Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Love StoutChocolate Love Stout

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very good

34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 194
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 32.38%
Wants: 18
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-15-2012

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 194
Reviews by metter98:
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color - dark red is visible near the edges of the glass when the beer is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that gradually died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of milk chocolate are present in the nose.
T: Like the taste, the taste has lots of flavors of dark milk chocolate with bits of sweetness and cocoa.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite smooth on the palate
O: I really enjoyed this stout because it had tons of chocolate flavors but was easy to drink because it wasn't that heavily-bodied.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MikeC144
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Boxerjay
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Zonian1
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of ksiazewski
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.96/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of zillo043068
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mikerems
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Christopher92
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of philbe311
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.