jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On draught at the Sansom Street Oyster House in Philly. Opaque chestnut brown to near black in appearance with a paper-thin mocha head. Very sweet molasses and maple sugar aromas. Slight chalky hardness (to be expected) with a flavors of burnt chocolate, maple syrup and prunes. Finish is dry and surprisingly clean. If you’re in Philly you must seek this beer out. One of a kind!
smhanna (4) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The problem with Yards’ Love Stout is that once you try it, you’ll never have respect for Guiness again, and until they get this stuff on tap in more places, you’ll be left with a not-so-satisfying Guiness to drink. I guess you could say I really like this beer. If you can find it, DRINK IT. Then you’ll understand.
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque as a stout should be. Nice lingering tan head to contrast the black below. Toasted, pretzel-like aroma. Slightly oily mouthfeel dissipates as bubbles bite the tongue making way for slightly piny roasted grain flavor. Great finish that lngers long so you can enoy the flavor long after the swallow.
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not what I expected. Not sure what flavor elements the oysters add, but this is nicely sweet, strong and full flavored and exceptionally smooth going down.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this with the brewmaster himself. Opaque black body, steady brown head, releasing chocolate malt and earthy aromas. Oysters are not detectable as they impart a mineral quality and nothing else. Rich, dynamic coffee and chocolate flavor bolstered by hidden fruit and grain, fairly light bodied (very porter-like), goes down buttery smooth. Malty and complex while managing to avoid ever becoming sickly sweet, with a moderate coffee finish, lacking the ever-so-slight bitterness my mouth was expecting. Near perfect otherwise.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty with a bit of a roasty texture. Still a very pleasing brew.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hmmm... rich and smooth. A good drinking stout for all ocasions.
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2002 Total Score: 3.9
Rich, goooood stout. Me like, me want again. Goes well with pizza and damn near anything else I can think of.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A delicious stout. Like Guiness but w/ more taste.
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yards Love Stout - 5.5% abv
Was happy to see this on tap at Memphis Taproom the other night. I also had a pint at Yards a few months ago and it was exceptional both times. 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. Yes it is still brewed with oysters, but is no longer bottled. Hope to find this on tap again next week when I’m back in Philly.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good! Opaque with a thin tan head. Lots of coffee in the nose. The palate is rich without being overly sweet. A good blend of cholate malt and roasted barley. The hops play a balancing role. Bone dry finish.