Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery
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3.38/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: The beer pours a very dark color, almost pitch black. There is a little white colored head in the beginning, but it quickly dissipates. The brew leaves behind some lacing. For a stout, nothing really stands out here, but it isn't bad either. I would have liked the head to be stronger though.
Smell: The smell is very malty, with strong overtones of chocolate, as one would expect. The smell is simple, sweet and inviting.
Taste: The initial taste is a mild splash of hops and malts, with a small hint of chocolate in the background. Surprisingly, the chocolate character is subdued, which is a bit disappointing. The finish is malty and a little dry, leaving behind an aftertaste much like that of a mild coffee. Overall, the initial taste is a little underwhelming, but the finish has some variety, which saves the beer from mediocrity.
Mouthfeel: Thin and rather carbonated, which is contrary to what I would expect from a stout. Not quite what I expected.
Drinkability: Since the alcohol content is average, and the taste isn't overly rich, it is easy to put these down.
For some reason I remember the earlier bottles of this having a stronger chocolate taste. It's possible that this beer loses its freshness quicker than normal. For what I had, this is average. I would recommend Young's Double Chocolate Stout over this as a better example.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2008 01:24:14 | More by Romulus141
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