Chocolate Love Stout | Yards Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
Very Good
257 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Rifugium on 02-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,625
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
257
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hey black color,just above average carbonation but with a medium creamy feel. Aroma is roasted coffee and malt with milk chocolate. Taste is identical,a little more complex than the aroma. A very good stout that I would get again

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled the new 2017 version from a bottle at the brand new 5th & Spring Garden location. A little bit of sprice is noticeable in this awesome sweet stout. Way better than the regular ol’ Love Stout, yall, The new place is pretty dope too!

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Yards Love Stout, 6.9% brewed with dark chocolate and sensual malts
S: from the bottle sweet chocolate, from the glass a bit skunky
L: Pitch black with a tan head
T: Chocolate and then this skunky taste, the chocolate is not sweet, just like pure cocoa, or cacao nibs. I think this
beer doesn't stand the test of time because it went very bad. I think the place where I bought it had it sitting for a long time. I got it on special and that is the reason why it tastes bad.
F: medium
Overall: I am guessing that maybe this beer doesn't taste skunked if it wasn't left out too long. Although, I have had some stouts that had been sitting around for 8 months and they were still very good. All I know is this just doesn't taste right.

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Photo of Norm_99
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great taste, a little on the weak side.

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Photo of mbjb0720
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Pours nice and black showing a little light around the root beer edges. I ended up with almost two fingers of light brown, foamy head that yields good lacing and slowly settles to a quarter finger.

The nose is robust and full of chocolate and coffee aromas along with notes of vanilla and caramel malts. It tastes in line with the nose but unfortunately not nearly as robust. The flavors are there but taste a bit watered down. Not to say the taste is bad, it's just a little disappointing after the rich aroma. Medium to full in body it is creamy and very smooth.

Definitely an easy drinking stout. The kind you can enjoy several of in one session.

Recommended!

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roberto11232
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthVorador
4.89/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryften
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwferrie1
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 dsa7783
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a jet-black, ebony hue with moderate frothing. Strong aroma replete with hints of mocha, espresso, and chocolate. Good stuff.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MMOSNN
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - pitch black with a one-finger khaki head that disappears and leaves little retention or lacing.
Smell - I'm really digging the aroma on this. It smells like rich chocolate cake along with notes of coffee, roasted malts, and brown sugar.
Taste - not as rich as in the nose. That chocolate cake element isn't present, and the roasted malts and coffee bitterness are strongest, even though there is some semisweet chocolate that kinda lingers.
Feel - not as full-bodied as expected, kinda thin actually, good carbonation, it has that slick finish that I'm not a fan of in stouts.
Overall, I was most blown away by the aroma since that chocolate cake note is not very common, but I was disappointed that I didn't taste it as well. The body is sub-par for the style. Regardless, it's a worthy chocolate stout, especially considering it isn't an imperial.

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Photo of tone77
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of chocolate, light coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, light bitterness, smooth and easy drinking. /Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer worth trying.

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Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 257 ratings
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