Yards Love Stout

Yards Love Stout

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Brewed by Yards Brewing Co.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Style:  Oyster Stout

5% Alcohol by Volume

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An English style stout made with pale and dark English malts, English noble hops and 150 whole oysters -- shell and all. The oysters are thrown into the brew kettle during the boil stage of the brewing process, adding calcium to the wort. The result is a passionately smooth stout. (Mysteriously, a large number of friends gather in the tasting area of the brewery during the brew.) First Place Winner of 2001 Bloomsday Stout Challenge(beating Guinness and 3 other Irish stouts in a blind taste test!). Available for Fall & Winter consumption on draught and in bottles.

ID: 7309 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank6724
Overall Percentile87.4
Style Rank8 of 39
Style Percentile79.5
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.450
Weighted Score3.371
Standard Deviation0.611

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  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Black, but light comes in easily at the edges. The light tan head is slightly sandy and fades to a thin, lacey film. The aroma is charcoal and walnuts. The acidic roastiness comes across a little harsh. The flavor explodes with the acidic burnt malt almost covering up a bit of dark chocolate. A not-quite nuttiness follows up with a light, lingering bitterness finishing it off. The body is a bit too thin. Beef up the body of this stout and you’d have an excellent stout.

  • FOZAPD 474 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Yards Love Stout poured a deep black colored body with some brown hues around the edges. It had a medium tan head that left some lacing. The taste was very smooth with coffee and chocolate flavoring throughout. This is one of Yards best offering.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    SLOW POUR required. Even the head has a head. Thank goodness there was a sink nearby, it was like a volcano erupted. Now the head has finally mellowed (10 mins). Aromas of dark coffee and chocolate. Color is as dark as a stout should be. Taste is of...tin? According to the label the batch is made with oysters - not sure if that is what is causing this, but it is not mellow as described by the brewery. It's OK, but I will have a difficult time gagging down six of these.

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 4.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Two words describe this bottle conditioned stout. Coffee and hops! Yards of Philly has earned my respect in the past, and this one increases that respect. Large foamy tan head sits on top of the black hue that displays a very slight hint of brown when held up to a light. Scents of coffee and toasty dark malts abound with this one. The tasty burnt espresso like java notes are assertive and smooth, with a dry hop finish that is noticeable but not over blown like with a lot of micros. This one gets 5 stars, even though oyster flavors were nowhere to be found. I think I am in love!

  • MKOBES 550 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Very nice roasty stout. Dark in color with a nice head. Really enjoyable beer. Its a little sweet. More like a porter than a stout. Good.

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 2.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    My first from the yards, kinda weird tastin, but then again i think all the west coast stout has fucked with my perception. I didn't taste any oysters and I'm damn glad for that. It kinda gave me a power porter feel, good and roasty.

  • EYEDRINKALE 939 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark brown with big popping bubbles. Aroma was sweet coffee and bitter chocolate. I didn’t taste any oysters in this but it was smooth with a clean dry finish.

  • DICKMILLER 341 reviews
    rated 2.5 19 years ago

    Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

    Not a good tasting beer of this style. It has a slightly sweet taste that did not sit well. It is not something you would want to go out of your way for.

  • SUDSMANPA 346 reviews
    rated 4.0 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours with a dark to black color and loses its head quickly – although you can still feel the carbonation on the tongue. This one supposedly is brewed with oysters in the kettle - if there is any hint of them in the flavor, however,it is in a very slightly sandy aftertaste – and that’s it. Actually, the flavor is pleasantly burnt or bitter in character(with the bitterness coming from roasted malt and not hops)and the body is somewhat, although not extremely, heavy. I liked it.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.3 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Poured a dark black, although not opaque color with a small tan head, with no lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and maybe even some sea air. Taste is sweet and fruity, also roasted malt is noticed in the taste. Hops are also noticed quite well in this brew. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. This is much better as a fresh bottle, but for some reason did not hold up well so I took some off from the overall score.

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