Love Stout
Yards Brewing Co.

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Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #46
Ranked #21,381
3.79 | pDev: 12.4%
Aug 22, 2022
May 16, 2002
Very Good
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Notes: Our brewers have poured their hearts and roasted malted into this rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy, mouth feel. We will not apologize for any amorous affairs resulting from the consumption of this beverage.
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Rated: 4.23 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a thin mocha colored head. Aroma has notes of cocoa, roasted barley with a light cream note coming through. Taste has notes of roasted malts, barley, cocoa, a hint of coffee, some light creamy notes with a mild earthy bitterness on the back end. Light sweetness does come through in the flavor profile. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Sort of drier on the finish. Overall a very enjoyable stout - I feel like this would be amazing cask conditioned.
Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour.. nearly black with big fluffy mocha head. Lasts awhile with nice lacing.

S: Dry and roasty... grains and light coffee.

T.F: Dry and roasty, just like it smells. A bit of espresso and dark chocolate. Some earthy hops and grains. Well carbonated... medium to light bodied. Smooth/creamy. Dry finish.

O: A somewhat above average dry Irish stout. Easy drinking... nothing special but I'd have it again.
Dec 20, 2020
Rated: 2.93 by Dbot from Delaware

Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

May 13, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by valianes from Canada (ON)

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 23, 2019
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Rated by howardnss from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Small tan head. Nice but unremarkable stout.
Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark stout with a hint of earthiness. Tastes of chocolate with some caramel as well in this brew. Some yeast, some malt, overall a solid beer to drink.
Aug 19, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a tan foamy slightly thick head with medium retention, light soapy lacing, very dark basically black color

Nose nice roasty malt, roasted barely with plenty of coffee and dark chocolate, cocoa notes, touch of nougat and caramel, no char, hint of earthy hop, bit of sweet candy

Taste dark roasty malts, plenty more roasty coffee but also a little acrid char, sight burnt malt, light vanilla, dark chocolate, spicy earthy hop with medium bitterness from hops and dark malts, char and a little yeasty note, dry medium bitterness finish, dark chocolate, char and burnt coffee lingering

Mouth is medium bod, richer, a bit creamy, medium high carb

Overall mixed, or had good qualities but gets to acrid burnt roast and a bit yeasty, but good hops, nice bitterness, good nose, just that overly roasted burnt malt
Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 3.33 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by cafequaid from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by mmhannon from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by plaid75 from New York

May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Unknown vintage; drank 12/26/14 @ Wharf Rat.

Brown hue.

Khaki nitro head; a curtain of tree-rung lace.

Salt water & milk chocolate nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Fresh earth, cream, sea salt & milk chocolate flavors; all quite mild.

Easy to drink but not very memorable.
May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

Mar 22, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle in a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Thin head over a clear but very dark brown body. A little spotty lacing.

Coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma along with faint dark bread.

Flavor: mildly bitter. Coffee and brown bread are dominant.

Medium-full body with light carbonation.
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 3.32 by srruth5 from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark color, mostly black, with a hint of ruby. A modest head soon dissipates.
Aromas are mostly subdued. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cream, and nutty malt.
The flavors contain hints of dark chocolate, roasted and nutty malts and a bright and light acidity from the black malts. Overall there is a moderate coffee bean like bitterness along with a hint of hops bitterness.
Medium bodied, gently carbonated and very smooth. The finish is dry.
Not complex but balanced and well crafted. A nice session stout.
Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 3 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 06, 2018
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Rated by DrWho from Pennsylvania

2.94/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It is hard for me to describe this beer so I won't, is it terrible, no, would I drink it again, no!
Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Rockhead from Virginia

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.8 by spartacat300 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 3.08 by BigMustyElbows from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 2.96 by Cunny123 from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by BFCarr from New Jersey

May 23, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Vylo from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2018
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Sampled in March 2018 from 12oz bottle in pint glass. Bottled on date listed on the bottle was 12/22/2017.

Appearance: Pitch black, dark color, with a thin dark tan head. The head lasted a moderate time, and left a little lacing on the glass, but not a lot.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some chocolate and some spice and hops bitterness aromas. There was not as much chocolate as their Chocolate Love Stout.

Taste: Full-bodied with nice balance of malt and hops. There is a hint of sweetness and caramel flavors that may be due to the malts, but it is balanced nicely with pronounced coffee flavor, and a little bitterness from hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, and smooth. Very creamy. Moderate alcohol which matches with the 5.5% on the label.

Overall: Overall, this is an interesting stout. I like it better than the Yard's Chocolate Love Stout, which had too much sweetness from chocolate flavors.
Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by JTBrewer from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2018
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Black with a nice tan head that dissipated quickly into a rocky film. Left some nice lacing.

S---Roasted malts. Coffee with a little bit of chocolate.

T---Coffee & chocolate, but not really as flavorful as I was hoping; certainly not luscious like the bottle said.

F---Smooth & creamy just like the bottle said. Their marketing department is batting .500, which is probably pretty good as far as salesmen telling the truth goes. Lots of carbonation gives it a light, almost bubbly feel.

O---I haven't been very much of a Yards fan. This is their best beer that I've had.
Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Black color. Thin white head that sticks to the glass. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Taste matches, with these notes accentuating a solid roasted malt backbone. Lingering milk chocolate finish. All around a pretty good stout.
Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 2.97 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Dec 25, 2017
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