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Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
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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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Zonian1, May 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

xk6m6m5x, Oct 02, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

wow big dissappiont here hardley can taste the vanilla yes the beer goes down smooth but i cant even taste chocolate in it maybe its a bad bottle but this is a waste of time , yes a very dark in the glass but thats it nothing more more on and keep looking because this one is just flat

wac9, Mar 09, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -22.5%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Christopher92, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

cjgiant, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Joshuwutphilly, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Hypersomnia, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

beernads, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

SonictheBeerhog, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

pajeff, Feb 22, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with ruby edges. The two big fingers of fluffy head dissipate rather quickly except for a thin layer of forth that hangs around for quite some time. The nose was reminiscent of wet cardboard. The body is light even for an English Stout. The chocolate is definitely present along with a touch of sweetness, but the standard stout qualities are simply not present in sufficient amount.

This offering ends with an odd sour note. This is really not that good of an effort.

57md, Nov 03, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- deep black with a creamy cappuccino head. Decent head retention and lacing and the nitro makes the head quite creamy
S- subtle bordering on non existent. Just some slight roast notes
T- the taste is a little more substantial than the aroma would indicate, but it's mostly a subtle roast malt with a hint of an interesting chocolate flavor
M-silky smooth from the nitro head
O- an above average chocolate stout but lacking in any of the depth you'd expect from a stout

delta490, Oct 12, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque cola color with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee, with some pumpernickel and chili powder and soy.
T: It tasted like rich dark chocolate, with some dry roasted coffee and earthy pumpernickel and mild soy. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with some carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a decent chocolate stout. The scent and taste were basic but good. The body was weak, but the finish was smooth, so it was really easy to drink. Not for aging, more likely for chugging. Meh.

Pencible, Jul 04, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark black with a light tan head that leaves moderate lacing.

S- Dark chocolate, cherry, and chalky notes. There is no roasted or vanilla aromas.

T- It tastes like a chocolate covered cherry. Dark chocolate is very prevalent. There is a hint of smoke and burnt wood.

M- Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

O- It's OK, I was expecting more.

y2jrock60, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.