Chocolate Love Stout | Yards Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Love StoutChocolate Love Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rifugium on 02-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by Dodo2step:
Photo of Dodo2step
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg

A- dark black opaque color. NIce 3 finger head that is tan and caramel colored. Very simple.

S- chocolate, toffee and caramel notes. They all complement each other well and it is strong in the toffee.

F- A sweet chocolate toffee type of flavor. I get the hints of vanilla which makes this very nice and smooth.

M- smooth and creamy stout that is a medium light bodied stout. I would expect it to be thicker but this is good.

O- great stout....well done.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks nice-- pours a dark brown almost black chocolate color.
Created a nice long lived head with a tight knit light brown head that eventually combined into the surface of the beer. Laced the walls of the glass.
A mild nose-- with a hops note.
Flavor-- Yards labeled this libation as a Stout-- I'd call it more of a porter than a stout. Has chocolate notes at first but quickly melds into a benign flavor-- has some hops bitterness, toasted malt balancing the hops... but there's nothing particularly notable about the general flavor.
Mouthfeel is mild and smooth finish.
Overall this is a mild flavored and mild mouthfeel stanced beer.
This is a nice stout-- but I'd call it a porter rather than a stout.

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Photo of MikeC144
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Boxerjay
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Jammyman
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of wattoclone
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not much chocolate compared to other versions of this style. Priced on the higher end as well. Has a funky, fruity dunkelweisse character which is not what I like in a stout. A stout should have roasted malt upfront and whatever other flavors second, IMHO.

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Photo of briandaube
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cfadams17
2.96/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Damian74
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of zillo043068
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mikerems
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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