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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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980 Ratings
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gbontrag on 11-18-2004

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Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrfrancis
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of edificio5
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Some notes of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, mixed with some caramel and brown sugar, some surprising floral notes of piney hops. However, I’m not getting much in the way of chocolate which is more than a little disappointing as this is supposed to be a chocolate stout. You’d think that there’d be quite a bit of chocolate in the aroma, but there isn’t.

Taste: Good, but not great. Strong flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of toasted bread, some slight smoke, some brown sugar-like sweetness and a touch of chocolate, but not a lot, which is disappointing as the beer is labeled as a chocolate stout. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with some low carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a tasty stout, but due to the lack of chocolate flavor in a “chocolate” stout, it’s a little disappointing. If this beer had been labeled just a regular stout or oatmeal stout, it would be a really good stout, but as a “chocolate” stout, it’s not that great. Disappointing.

Photo of Drh003
2.15/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is Very thin, champagne like

Photo of NDsean8
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.15/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

First beer that I had from Fort Collins and I thought it lacked flavor, the taste was bitter and it was over carbonated

Photo of tedvr
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a small white head. Faint chocolate smell. Has chocolate taste but not that strong. Somewhat creamy.

Photo of merock1402
4.26/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light but flavorful. Was expecting a heavier taste and feel.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinks more like a bock than a stout. Not much chocolate to speak of.

Photo of GatorCoop
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claspada
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wernickejc
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much chocolate flavor here

Photo of Klister
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfcaa193
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of inSTIGator
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrouly
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Stout pub in Atlanta where it is listed as "House Chocolate Stout".
Only had a thin head from the tap and this didn't last long. An appealing aroma filled with chocolate and dark bread.
The flavor had more toffee than usual and less really dark roasted grain. It does have plenty of dark roasted malt flavor but minimal char and smoke and is lightly sweet until the mildly bitter aftertaste.
As per appearance, light carbonation with a body that's a touch too thin.

O: pleasant and recommended stout.

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Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.