Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
3.95/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Opaque, letting no light shine through whatsoever. Minimal Carbonation, and very small
(nearly non-existant head. Minimal lacing.
S - Very Subdued. Hints of chocolate, espresso, and barley come through.
T - For a chocolate stout, the taste is very weak. In fact, I think this beer could be considered the first chocolate stout light beer. This isn't to say this beer is unpleasent. In fact, it increases this beers drinkability when compared to so many other chocolate stouts; unlike those, this brew can't be considered a desert beer.
M - The bottle asserts that the mouthfeel of this brew is velvety smooth. I agree. It doesn't leave the aftertaste of many of the oil slick chocolate stouts out there. I guess it depends on what an individual considers the proper mouthfeel for this varity of stout, but I am pleased with it.
D - For a chocolate stout, I have to give this one a five in drinkability. As far as this one is concerned, it's very easy to partake a few more than a couple, if you get my drift.
All in all, the watered down taste of this brew might gift deductions from BAs out there, but not this one. I do think they probably should have included some type of light labeling, though. I can't see giving this beer an A rating by any means, but it is a solid B. Try it sometime, it is interesting.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 19:32:08 | More by SimplySinister
More User Reviews:
2.68/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Ugh. So not that long ago, I'm pounding Coors Light, Keystone, High Life, whatever. Then, ALL OF THE SUDDEN, the people I drink with decide we can do better and I'm drinking stouts, porters, imperial whatevers, double chocolate somethings, and who knows what. Now, I'm all like, "this chocolate stout is too thin. Waaa." Tell you what, if you like beer, but aren't a total snob about it, then this beer will do you fine. But if you obsess about "mouthfeel" and "lacing" and "who cares, Doug, let's just get wasted already!"....sorry that one doesn't apply....this beer will disappoint you. Not much body to it, kind of seems like they took a Heineken and threw a couple Hershey's Kisses in the wort. Ok, not a Heinie, that was mean, but you get my drift. Expected better, not thoroughly pissed about it.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 03:35:28 | More by tedstriker
2.7/5 rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is about a finger high, with a khaki shade. It's somewhat soft and creamy, but not impressively so. Retention isn't fantastic, either. A decent ring of lacing is left behind, which seems to fade away with time.
S: Well, there is some chocolate...just not a lot of it. I pick up a mild note of floral hops, too. There's also some roasted malt, and even more in the way of nuts and caramel. Closer to a brown ale than a stout (much less a porter), but really not bad at all. I kind of expected worse.
T: Just like the nose suggested - it feels like I'm drinking a brown ale. A mild wave of brown sugar and chocolate opens it up, transforming into a gently roasted dryness on the finish. Touches of floral hops appear at times. Since they didn't add actual chocolate (just chocolate malt), I can forgive the mildness of the chocolate flavor. There just isn't anything here to 'wow' me, though.
M: I like how dry and crisp it is. It just isn't very substantial feeling. I believe a great stout should dry AND luxurious feeling; frankly, this is a bit watery. Come to think about it, it's not even that dry, either - I'm feeling some residual sugar on the palate. Only when the semi-zesty carbonation fades does this really make it feel any richer.
O: Rather bland and unassuming. I knew this wouldn't be Choklat, but did it have to be this boring to drink? It's an okay gateway craft beer, though.
EDIT: It's becoming more watery as I drink it. Time to drop the scores some.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 19:29:54 | More by ThisWangsChung
Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
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