Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yards Love Stout

Went to Jose Pistola's today for a bite to eat.  Had a great chicken burrito and a nice chat with the bartender Greg.  They had the new release of Yards Love Stout on draft so I gave it a try.
The most noticeable thing is that it is a really beautiful pour.  The head is thick and creamy and had a nice cream flavor.  Not much smell to go along with the pour, but the taste made up for it.  Really smooth, really creamy.  Sort of reminds you of Guinness, but way better.  Yards apparently changed the recipe this year and brewed it using oyster shells for the first time in a few years.  I can't say I noticed any oyster or fish flavor in it but it must do something since you see oyster stouts from time to time.  Still, Love Stout should be pretty cheap in the Philadelphia area and it is a super easy drinking stout so definitely give it a try.


  1. Oysters don't add any taste, but the proteins they contribute give the beer more body.