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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

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
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

Serving type: bottle

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
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smonice

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2013 21:38:20 | More by smonice
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Nocontrol1977

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-26-2013 02:37:53 | More by Nocontrol1977
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ESeab

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-26-2013 00:58:00 | More by ESeab
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-24-2013 19:38:51 | More by OriolesFan1008
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larryi86

Delaware

4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a big four finger beige head.

S- Roasted (almost burnt) malts, some chocolate, some coffee.

T- Creamy chocolate, just enough vanilla, some caramel malts, touch of roasted malts and coffee, great balance of flavors.

M- Silky smooth, creamy, light to medium body.

O- Another solid beer from Yards and I can't wait to pick up more. Great balance and mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 22:10:25 | More by larryi86
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-22-2013 04:29:16 | More by pajeff
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2013 16:56:28 | More by zillo043068
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-18-2013 14:42:37 | More by deapokid
Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.