Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yards Brewing Chocolate Love Stout

Hey everyone, thanks for coming by!  On Thursday morning, Kerry and I are headed to Virginia for a family member's wedding.  It will be fun, and I get two days off of work for it!  I'm also excited to be able to pick up some beers down in Virginia that I can't pick up in NJ.  I'm hoping to find some New Belgium, Boulevard, Devil's Backbone and Port City.  If you have any other suggestions, let me know in the comments below!

Yards Brewing Chocolate Love Stout
Yards Brewing Chocolate Love Stout

Tonight I am drinking Chocolate Love Stout from Yards Brewing Company.  Yards, out of Philadelphia, doesn't normally release bomber bottles, so when they do, you can be sure it is something special.  This stout is brewed with chocolate and vanilla and is (according to Yards) irresistibly smooth!  Time to crack this one open!

Chocolate Love Stout
English Stout
6.9% ABV
1 pint 9.36 oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass

Yards Brewing Chocolate Love Stout
Yards Brewing Chocolate Love Stout

Yards Chocolate Love Stout pours black with a two finger width, light tan head.  The head fades slowly, and leaves a pleasant lacing behind.  Roasted and toasted malts dominate the aroma, reminding me of toasted bread.  The flavors are roasted malts up front, and a smooth vanilla/chocolate finish.  Chocolate Love Stout has a medium body, average carbonation, and a smooth, sweet finish.

Overall:  Chocolate Love Stout is an above average offering from Yards Brewing.  I just don't think it's special enough to warrant the $8.99 price tag I paid for the bomber bottle.  I do like seeing more big bottled offerings from Yards though!

Have you had Chocolate Love Stout?  What did you think?  Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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