jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2002
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
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 (1915) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2007
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. MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Black like a cup of strong coffee. Head was caramel amber like the foam from root beer.
Nose: Roasted Malts, Coffee, Slight sweetness.
Taste: Smoky hickory, chocolate, coffee, slight moleasses syrupy note. Some sweetness. Creamy.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, Few small soft bubbles.
Overall: I would pair this with anything Cajun style, but you could even match it with Brie toasted almonds and French baguette. Nutty qualities as well as mushrooms would complement it as well. PhillyBeer2112 (2819) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2001
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
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
Very malty with a bit of a roasty texture. Still a very pleasing brew. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2002
hmmm... rich and smooth. A good drinking stout for all ocasions.OnTheTrail (493) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
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.
Pours black, big medium brown head. Rich chocolate aroma, some cocoa powder. Taste is cocoa some sweet malt, a little cola. Mouthfeel is mwdium, smoothly carbonated. More accessible than some Stouts, but enjoyable. Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
A delicious stout. Like Guiness but w/ more taste.