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Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Love StoutChocolate Love Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is a three finger khaki shade with layered foam thickness. Layered foam thickness, folks! That's worth bonus points by itself.

S: The aroma is straightforward; dry, powdery chocolate is backed by a touch of vanilla. Maybe hints of cream pop up here and there.

T: Chocolate makes itself known immediately, before transitioning to caramel and vanilla in the middle. Some chocolate flavors return in the finish, backed by a subtle mineral note. This one does a great job of striking a balance between being easy drinking and being dessert-like.

M: I think the body could be a little thicker, and a little creamier as well. The finish is mostly dry, however a touch of chocolate sweetness continues to linger. Despite my complaints about the lack of decadence, this is unbelievably quaffable.

O: It's not the most complex stout by any stretch. However, the way it delicately balances drinkability with a rich chocolate flavor just impresses the hell out of me. I could easily crush a 750 of this and not grow tired of it.

05-05-2013 17:52:34 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-05-2013 02:48:00 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

05-05-2013 02:04:07 | More by metter98
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-28-2013 02:03:17 | More by aflyershckyfan
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

I had this on tap at O'reilly's served chilled in a shaker pint.

The color is deep brown with tan cap with good retention and lace sticks well. The smell is malty with a light chocolate malt presence with roasted grain esters and mild yeast fruitiness. The feel is deep and roasted with layers of malt and creamy body with a semi bitter and dry finish.

The taste is great, lots of roasted stout flavor with yeast taste that has a light mineral and dried fruit element with a cocoa taste that is slightly bittersweet with some toasted malt flavor balancing with light spice and astringency of dark grain. The overall flavor is excellent and this is a nice take on the style. I would probably drink this anytime it is avaiable as it is pretty darn drinkable.

04-22-2013 16:28:04 | More by Slatetank
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-22-2013 15:13:49 | More by Jason1337
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-15-2013 01:06:30 | More by bigfnjoe
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bespin15

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-15-2013 00:02:30 | More by bespin15
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%

Utterly black stout...light tan head. The smell is of roasted coffee and ain't licorice. Rotated grains. The taste is moderately sweet...dark fruit, almost wine like at times. Medium-light in body. Dark and rich in flavor. Some spicy hop flavor in the hind-taste. Lightly warming. This is a welcomed, straightforward beer.

04-07-2013 02:09:29 | More by Suds
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beans923

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2013 16:50:31 | More by beans923
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-05-2013 12:58:50 | More by csrbv
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-03-2013 23:19:49 | More by TheFightfan1
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2013 18:18:18 | More by HopBrain
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: pours a dark brown almost black color with a 1/4" head that lasts a while. Some nice lace develops during the session.

Smell: chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of earthiness is detectable by the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, some soft prunes flavors, and a hint of vanilla. Bitterness in mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start smoother and a bit velvety at the finish.

Overall: an enjoyable chocolate stout. Slow sipping and satisfying.

03-31-2013 17:56:10 | More by Gavage
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-31-2013 04:43:18 | More by jagada
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Squidly

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2013 18:03:55 | More by Squidly
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-18-2013 07:14:59 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-17-2013 00:33:23 | More by Bdel34
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.9%

03-15-2013 23:54:09 | More by mquinn919
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

A - Black, tan head has good retention and lace.

S/T - Very similar to the standard Love Stout with a wee bit more powdered/dark chocolate in the finish.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, but stays mostly smooth. Would like a bit more of a full body.

O - Chocolate flavors nicely integrated into the standard Love Stout without being dominant.

03-15-2013 12:13:48 | More by garuda
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anvilx

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2013 04:45:43 | More by anvilx
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

750mL bomber poured into a tulip

The body sits a deep, dark brown with just shy of two fingers of khaki colored head. Good retention, as this fell to a thin layer with some dots and lines of lace inside the glass.

Milk chocolate, mild roast, slight coffee, and a bit of an earthy hoppy bitterness.

The flavor profile follows the nose. Heavy dose of milk chocolate with some roast. A touch of earthy bitterness. The roast is a bit on the char side of things. The vanilla advertised on the bottle lends a mild sweetness in the finish, but is otherwise really light.

Medium body with a smooth feel. Not quite rich and luxurious, but on the approach.

This is a simple chocolate stout. A nice integration of flavors. Well made all around.

03-11-2013 21:45:38 | More by ColForbinBC
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Barbie

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2013 20:44:48 | More by Barbie
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wac9

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -25.9%

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

03-09-2013 02:03:34 | More by wac9
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2013 03:34:05 | More by oline73
Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.