abcfan (890) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the best brew I have ever had by Yards. Pours deep red, almost purple in color. Aroma is sweet candy yeast and malts. Taste is chocolaty, yet fruity. Very smooth on palate, sticky finish with slight alcohol burn.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. The aroma has banana, dark fruit, brown sugar, and a little booze. The taste is chocolate, banana, raisin, fig. Pretty nice.
gripweed57 (1301) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Translucent dark brown with a reddish hue. Large creamy tan head. Yeasty toasted malt aroma with notes of brown sugar, cocoa and dark fruits. Flavor upfront is roasted malt, cocoa, banana and dark caramel. Chewy dark malt flavor comes through with more dark fruit and spicy hops. Finish is bittersweet and dry. Although it has hints of Belgian style, it is more an American dark ale. Very good none the less.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aromas, raisiny, red apple, light banana. Pretty clear bronze with a decently lasting off-white head. Pretty dry, slightly boozy, earthy and fruity notes create a pleasant balance. Medium bodied.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From AC Beer Fest 2013. The aroma is bread, fruit. The flavor is just like the aroma. The appearance is clear yellow/amber, white head. The finish is pepper. Quite good.
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head and a dark brown, ruby and violet tint when held up to a light. Aroma of malt, alcohol, pit fruits, raisins, earth, yeast and some bananas - very nice and a good blend of a dubbel and trip, with the smell favouring dubbel. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavours with a lot of pit fruits, some earth and medicinal notes and hints of light spices overlayed with sugars throughout. Aftertaste shows a strong yeast note, some alcohol, bananas again and a good pit fruit sweetness. Overall, a well-crafted beer that blends styles, but shows a nice complexity and flavour profile - great to try! I just wish this wasn’t in such a large format bottle. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$7.91 sampled at home in Washington on 06-September-2013.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Usually Belgian beers are not my favorite, but to my surprise this one from Yards is very tasty. Aromas of caramel and chocolate with an appearance of a medium to dark amber. Would love to try more from Yards!
Ed5388 (3049) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Pizz5116 that he picked up from the brewery. Thanks bro! Poured a dark amber brownish color with almost no head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is nice. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, sweet raisins, yeast, and a mild nuttiness. Good stuff.
Maverick34 (2893) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Pours deep auburn. Some fruit and fig and caramel Malt and candy sugars. Nice enough
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville. Clear red, medium sized creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, bready malt, raisin. The taste is bready malt, raisin, spice, anise. Medium bodied, dry, chewy.