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Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-15-2012

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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured dark into a pint glass. Almost completely opaque. A good bit of foam, which was a lighter color than I expected. I couldn't smell anything. There was something there, but it was too faint for me to smell. The taste was good. Strong chocolate. Maybe too strong for some palates, but great for mine. Some cherry notes, a little roasted malt. No alcohol warmth, which for a 6.9% beer is good. I would have preferred a little more malt and roastiness to go with the strong chocolate taste, but since I like chocolate I happily drank the beer. It also had a creamy consistency which was pleasant.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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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.

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4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

I've seen this one in beer stores for quite some time now. Love the artwork, love the idea of a chocolate stout brewed with vanilla. Hope it's tasty!

Glass: Jolly Pumpkin Snifter.

Appearance: An aggressive straight-down pour produced a finger and a half of khaki colored head. The bubbles are super fine, almost like a nitro stout. Color is completely black, even when held up to the light. Head dissipates within about five minutes to a thin foam on top of the beer with a thicker ring around the edge. Lacing sticks relatively easily to the sides of the glass.

Smell: A dark cocoa nib bitterness lies at the forefront, with an almost equally balanced milk chocolate smell following shortly behind. Vanilla, as the name suggests, is found in the background. Kind of straight forward, but I like it!

Taste: This almost reminds me of an easier drinking Stone Espresso IRS. Or a slightly more bitter Sam Smith's. I am digging it. Dark chocolate bitterness is at the forefront, and remains all throughout the sip and well into the aftertaste. While the bitterness is always present, milk chocolate and vanilla intermingle in the background as well. The bitterness is perhaps just a little much within such a sweet and mellow beer.

Mouthfeel: Light body, with light carbonation. Probably my least favorite aspect of this beer. Definitely could be a tiny bit thicker.

Overall: I am very happy I finally decided to buy this one! A great beer that is hurt a little bit by a weak mouthfeel and perhaps a bit too much bitterness, but overall one that I would easily enjoy again in the future.

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Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.