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Chocolate Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 9
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 WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

How I miss the glory days of Yard's Love Stout (the first oyster stout) I had ever consumed, it was delicious. Today's standard version is more of a dry Irish, and rather boring stout I'm happy to see a new variation.

Pours a decadent dark black it absolutely absorbs all light, khaki tan head rises above the rim of the chalice. Creamy textured head speckled uneven lacing.

Aroma has milky dark chocolate notes, hints of vanilla beans. Very mellow dark roasted malts the chocolate comes off as powdered chocolate/cocoa.

Surprisingly light in flavor, creamy dark chocolate, roasted malts, hint of vanilla. Flavors are fine but for a big bottled 750 ml release from Yard's I would expect a bit more body and texture and full on flavor. This is just a bit thin, in flavor and body.

Mouthfeel I mentioned a big lighter than I was expecting, medium bodied even carbonation for a big stout in a big bottle it just comes off thin.

Overall, not worth 8.99 a bottle, enjoyable drinking stout but nothing more nothing less.

WVbeergeek, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

erialbill, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Brdlist
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Brdlist, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of brheuer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

brheuer, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of wingnutz27
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

wingnutz27, May 25, 2014
Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dactrius, May 14, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Zonian1, May 12, 2014
Photo of bleedsblu
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Let me first say being from a burb of Pittsburgh I have no love for Philly.
The appearance is dark as night, very nice. The head is about half finger length that dissipated rather quickly with some lacing.

Smell: This beer finally has a strong smell of chocolate. I like stouts and this beer doesn't disappoint.

Taste: Right on this stout tastes of chocolate, one of the best, actually the best Ive tasted so far.

Mouth feel: Its thick but not extremely thick. The chocolate and vanilla linger on the tongue.

Overall: This is an outstanding beer. It is not a big ABV at 6.9% but the overall outstanding qualities make up for it.

bleedsblu, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Raseky, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Damian74Shensky, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jl2414, May 05, 2014
Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Morey, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev +5.3%

JohnParadee, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of bigdeuce
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent three finger head. Opaque dark color. Chocolate malts and vanilla bean on the palate. Creamy and smooth. The body is a bit thin, but consistent. Nutty, malty, finish. Caramel and slight hoppieness. Great lacing down the beer. Easy to drink and satifying with a bit of late cherry tartness. Great for cool weather sipping. Yard's is a good brewery and they stack up well with the many, great Pennsylvania brewing companies.

bigdeuce, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Russf3181, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

wonothesane42, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

KJ2013, Apr 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

cjgiant, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jpd7374, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kerry4porters, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

crag, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ZEB89, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

pjkelley82, Mar 15, 2014
Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.