Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
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