TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pours blackish brown with a sienna hue. Tall frothy brown head that seemingly lasts forever. Aroma is slightly bitter with dark chocolate and coffee being dominant. Taste is more coffee and chocolate but more bittersweet than expected. The mouthfeel is a oily and bitter while there is a tad bit of tartness towards the bittersweet finish. It’s odd that this slight sourness comes from nowhere. Not a bad beer at all! smhanna (4) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
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. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Draft at the Grey Lodge awhile back. Nice sweet stout. Had a good roasty flavor. A little oily. Most likley from the oysters. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Sweet, lightly roasted chocolate, plenty of lactic flavors here. Body was very smooth and almost thick. Ends with some bitterness, more roast, and a long sweetness. Good stuff. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Pours brown and settles black with an average sized tan head. There is an aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. It smells big and as if it is a bit chalky. There is a sweet roasted flavor that is nicely filling. Great sweetness and quite smooth. Thanks to DocLock for this one.
aracauna (3651) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2004
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. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 I can’t get enough of this beer. Dark in the glass with a dark tan head. Smells of chocolatey goodness with a hint of nuttiness. Couldn’t taste the oysters but I knew I was in love. Got lucky and caught it at in the brewery’s tasting room fresh from the line. A great beer and a personal favorite. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Dark brown mahogany with a ridiculous, cardboard brown head - huge and long lasting. Smells of chocolate and a peppery, dusty scent. Tastes of chocolate and very bitter hops, again, smokey and dusty. Not bad, not great. Give it a shot if you see it. Purchased at Chevy Chase wine and spirits in Washington, DC. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2004
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. raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
A very good sweet stout - great color and aroma. I love almost all of Yards brews - plus, they're local.