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Love Stout | Yards Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by pezoids on 05-16-2002

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Reviews: 178 | Ratings: 536
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of drtth
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out an expected black color with a 1/2” light brown head that shows some retention before receding to a ring of foam and and a thin island. Sipping leaves both speckles and legs of lacing.

The aroma seems slightly smoky with some definite coffee and dark chocolate.

As expected from the nose there's a hint of roasted and almost smoky character and rich malty flavor here. There are definite touches of coffee and dark chocolate.

Medium to light body with slight crispness from the moderate carbonation. The finish begins with a mix of sweetness and bitterness from the light coffee and dark chocolate flavors and gradually tapers off to end in a bitter dryness that leads easily to the next sip.

I’ve enjoyed this stout and would be happy to have another. In the world of big beers and Imperial stouts its easy to forget the simple pleasures of a lower ABV, lower intensity stout with gentle but comfortably full flavors. If what you are looking for to drink are the big flavors and intensities of imperial stouts this beer is not for you. But if you want to relax and enjoy a low ABV but fairly full-flavored stout this is a good place to start.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: November 12, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: a rainy night looking forward to Friday... APPEARANCE: dark black body, as expected; brow, fraying head settles thickly, exhibiting creaminess and consistency... AROMA: chocolate and coffee immediately, as promised; some nuttiness in the malts, but the sweetness and toasted promise is clear and present--a pleasure to inhale... PALATE: creamy early, somewhat smooth in its middle, and lingering in its warmth late... a bit heavy and flat at the finish as well... TASTE: a silky sweetness begins the profile, and its toastiness is palpable but dry; peaty notes make for a rounded, relaxed flavor overall... OVERALL: a stout with little to complain about...actually, flip that--a stout with a lot going for it, and prop to Yards for getting it right...phenolic fragrance detracts slightly from the experience but overall, a solid styling...

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to the light the bottom is brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a few patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of chocolate and coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of cola along with notes of chocolate malts and hints of coffee.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, somewhat smooth, and a little airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter bodied nature of this beer makes it go down very easily, making this quite drinkable. This would be a good stout for the warmer months when you don't want something too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Real nice pour,a ink black color with nice big,sticky,rocky head.The aroma is slightly medicinal and chocolaty.Taste is like milk chocolate and creamy,with some slight burnt notes.A real nice brew Iam glad I got it.I wanna try this on tap sometime,will look for it next winter.

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Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DavyJones
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Herze
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alonso2468
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell seemed off and the body was light for the style. That said this beer is super smooth and sessionable. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, sugar, roasted malt, and light coffee. Really tasty. I will have to pick this up again.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz long neck brown bottle with crimped-on cap into a nonic glass.Saved this one to review on Valentines Day with the name of the beer,thought I seen at one time on the label that this beer was brewed with oysters. Not on this label.

Opaque,coal black with a 1" tan head,decent retention,not much lacing.

Very roasty aroma,burnt smell,carmelly. Woody and earthy with subtle fruit notes.

Very roasty taste,burnt tastes,woody/earthy with some dark fruit tastes, a bit of tartness to the finish.

Light mouthfeel,smooth,slightly watery. Good drinkability with the lighter body.
Nothing exciting a good, tasty, stout could drink a few of these.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a fingernail of beiger around the rim and the vast majority of the top. The aroma is chock full of dark malt and creamy lactose. The flavor is primarily that of sweet dark malt. The mouth is silky smooth and creamy.

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Photo of PretzelsNBeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of far333
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oyster stout...hence the name? Deep mahogany colored with a HUGE light brown chunky head of meringue that sloooowly sinks, leaving loops of lace all around the glass as I drink.

Aroma is rich and inviting, lots of stuff going on here - chalky cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, molasses, some raisins and toffee, some spruce and hop undertones, but no oyster.

Mouthfeel starts off watery but then turns carb-tingly, and a slightly tannic pucker leads to a thin flavor of light cocoa, caramel, and some malt, but the malt is a little sweeter than the aroma might suggest. A bitter chocolate/coffee finish followed by some lingering hops.

Body is a little thin, and flavor leaves me wanting for something more.

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Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Soonami
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Nitro at Local 44.

Yards' Love Stout was charcoal black with a very fine, firm, mocha head. Served on nitrogen, it looked very much like Guinness Drraught with the cascading waterfall of tiny bubbles. The smell was faintly chalky with dusty roasted grain. The taste was chocolately and had acidic roast at first that progressed to a pronounced milk caramel candy and flowery finish. The beer was silky smooth, with tiny soft bubbles.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a dark almost opaque cocoa cola brown forms a big tan head leaves behind even streaks of lacing. Aroma has a somewhat mineral character to it I'm guessing this is due to the oyster shell addition to the boil behind that is an herbal hop tone with dark roasted malts bringing about cocoa powder and bready chocolate notes. Taste has a smooth even flavor faint cocoa touch of bitter chocolate the roastiness is great touch of mineral bittering hops English tradition mellow flavorful and smooth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated silky smooth I'm sure this would be crack on cask. Drinkability definitely a wonderful offering from Yard's which has been at times hit and miss with me so smooth nice and refreshing with more than ample enough flavor to challenge the senses.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of glid02
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at Jose Pistolas in Philadelphia.

Pours black with a 1.5-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of medium roasted malts with slight amounts of mineral aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells, but more robust. Smooth roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of semi-sweet chocolate. Midway through the sip the flavors dry out just a bit and carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall this was a solid beer - I'd like to try it on-tap as opposed to nitro as I bet the smell would be sufficiently enhanced to make this beer better overall. Still, it's worth a shot in whatever serving method you find.

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Photo of acurtis
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to Yards to get my beloved Love Stout. When I arrived at the chalk broad I noticed Love Stout said "Not Available". Getting ready to leave I noticed that they had just tapped a Cask of Love Stout! My friend mentioned that I had wanted some and Kevin was so kind to pour my friends and I five free samples. Large samples at that. It was exceptionally fresh and smooth. Dark with small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet, Smooth and flavorful. The oysters really add a nice compliment to the roasted malt flavor. I came back the next day and had another pint, it was again exceptional but had lost just a touch of its freshness. Kevin again hooked each of us up with a pint for nothing. What a great guy and group of guys there at Yards.

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Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BraveMountie
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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