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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

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

AP: Deep dark brown, almost black colour with a fluffy 1" tan head that dissipates down to 1/4" made up of tiny bubbles visible along the side of the glass.
AR: Cocoa powder and chocolate cake batter are the initial and strong aromas with black bread, a bit of roast and vanilla.
T: Mirrors the nose with the cocoa powder being the dominant flavour. Black bread and roasted grains are more prevalent in the taste, especially in the finish and aftertaste. A bit of bitterness in the finish like baker's cocoa. Taste is decent and enough to keep me drinking and enjoying, but I can't help think that a bit of coffee or espresso would make this even better. It's the one taste that seems to be missing from this brew.
M: Seemed thin for a Stout. Pretty well carbonated for a Stout as well with an oily kind of finish.
OV: A decent Stout, but not as good as I was expecting. It needs a fuller richer body and a note of coffee/espresso in the flavour to add some complexity and depth and round it out more. I know it's a chocolate Stout and there's loads of chocolate flavour in this, but for me it just needed another dimension to earn a high rating.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, May 15, 2013
Photo of SeanGC
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from a 750 into a tulip glass.

a - pours black and opaque. 2 finger tan head that quickly diminishes. some lacing.

s - vanilla is very present. dark chocolate notes, roasty character. adjuncts really come out, with some toffee malty sweetness complimenting the end.

t - dark chocolate and malt sweetness. vanilla takes a back seat. Enjoyable roasty notes that accent bitterness. However, not acrid bitterness.

m - the body is surprisingly lighter than I had anticipated. Medium body with medium carbonation. slightly astringent.

o - delicious, easy drinking stout with some complexity and depth. I expected more body from this beer, however. Additionally, the flavors weren't very rounded. Sweet on the front, roastiness in the back. Nonetheless, a very enjoyable beer.

SeanGC, May 11, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

ThisWangsChung, May 05, 2013
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Bandi, May 05, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

metter98, May 05, 2013
Photo of aflyershckyfan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

aflyershckyfan, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Slatetank, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Jason1337, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bigfnjoe, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of bespin15
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bespin15, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of beans923
4/5  rDev +4.7%

beans923, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of csrbv
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

csrbv, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

TheFightfan1, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev +4.7%

HopBrain, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Gavage
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.

Gavage, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +4.7%

jagada, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Squidly
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Squidly, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ShemRahBoo, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Bdel34, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of mquinn919
5/5  rDev +30.9%

mquinn919, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of garuda
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.

garuda, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of anvilx
4/5  rDev +4.7%

anvilx, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
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.

ColForbinBC, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Barbie
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Barbie, Mar 10, 2013
Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.