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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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476 Reviews
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Reviews: 476
Hads: 1,042
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 101 | 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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Reviews: 476 | Hads: 1,042
Reviews by WAN2RIDE:
Photo of WAN2RIDE
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into red wine glass.

A moderately vigorous pour reveals a rather thin texture, looks like cola being poured, with a one finger beige head that leaves a nice ring around the glass at the level of the brew. A translucent black, a little (very little) light leaks through around the edges revealing a much browner tinge than I'm used to. Most stouts are reddish when held to the light.

Smell...almost none. A slight hint of bitterish roasted malts

Taste is good, but nothing spectacular at all. Roasted malts not really sweet or bitter just somewhat caramel. Nothing objectionable I just expect there to be more flavor there in a stout. <edit> After it warmed and I got a little further in, and started paying attention to other things, I started to notice a milk chocolate flavor. Nothing blatant but nice when it came out.

Mouthfeel is ok. I expected it to be thinner after watching the pour, but it is viscous enough to be stout worthy for me...on the light end but better than a Guinness. The carbonation is higher than I'd like and I'll definitely pour more vigorously next time.

On the plus side I could drink these all night. Not too heavy in body or flavor and absolutely nothing objectionable.

It's great to have the multitude of choices that make this just an average beer. I love American microbrew culture!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of J2L
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of Shakerman
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ricksrealm
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark brown to black, translucent in the light with a reddish brown hue. Light to moderate head, about 1/2" thick, of light brown 'sea foam' bubble consistency. Very light lacing.

Aromas are a complex mix of malts with coffee and chocolate notes foremost on the nose and some earthy notes beyond. Quite pleasant.

The initial rush is definitely a malty chocolate flood over the tongue but not as heavy as you might think for a stout. I wouldn't call this on thin but it isn't as chewy as I like 'em. The texture is relatively creamy with a very light and well tamed carbonation. As you roll it around with your tongue, you can really appreciate the malty multitudes. The finish is rather quick but there is a nice long linger of bitter chocolate that clings to the back of the throat before clearing. Beauty.

I found this brew to be very enjoyable and rather drinkable. There is a multitude of richness in the flavor profile without going overboard. It's still relatively balanced but leans toward the sweet by just a bit. Hops clearly seem to be there but do not play an incredibly noticeable part in the taste. Definitely worth checking out and I would have it again anytime.

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Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with deep red highlights. It has a fluffy brown head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

Its aroma is roasted chocolate and cream.

The flavor is chocolate - kind of sweet, yet roasted and kind of chalky. There is a little raisiney fruitiness and some smokiness (almost like cigarettes). It is pretty dry and has a light bitter finish. Medium bodied, a little watery.

Overall, a pretty good chocolate stout.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.15/5  rDev -38.2%
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

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dditto2
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks good. Smells hoppy. Tastes Hoppy. Very little sweetness and even less chocolate. While the beer was not too bad, its not what I expect from this style. I wanted a desert beer for turkey day, this doesn't cut it. Fiancee is bringing me Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout n I'll be happy and thankful.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of dgfool
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JasonEames
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Steviej369
4.39/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer w/o freshnes information. Pours dark and stoutlike, with just a thin dark tan head and leaving just a scant hint of lacing, above a thin tiny bubble film. Dusty dark chocolate nose, dark malts and more dark chocolate up front. Respectable stout, quite dry in the finish, with some lingering chocolate sweetness. Not bad, worth a try for stout/dark beer lovers

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Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:1/4 inch head, black in color

Smell: burnt malt, and dark chocolate

Taste: dark chocolate and burnt malt. It follows the nose but the flavor is not as strong.

Mouthfeel: dry, medium body, bittersweet, smooth, no carbonation

Drinkability: A very average chocolate stout in every way. You can taste the chocolate and malt, but is far from complex. Nothing jumps out unlike other chocolate stouts I have had before. I will not be looking for this again.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle.

This is my first beer from this brewery. The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a white head. The aroma is pretty basic with chocolate and toffee. The flavor is chocolate with a lot of earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of donunrue
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Poppaweasel
4/5  rDev +14.9%

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle sevred into a nonic glass.

Opaque,black with brownish highlights. 1" creamy tan head dissapated quickly into a thin coat of foam.

Clean roasty aroma with dusty chocolate. Earthy/mineral with subtle nutty carmelled notes.

Clean taste becoming lightly roasty with bittersweet chocolate.Woody,earthy with good balance has an easy pleasing bitterness.

Light to medium bodied,a touch of grainyness. Very smooth,pleasing/enjoyable has a very good aftertaste,makes me want another. Not a great stout,but not a bad one either. worth a try.

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Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.