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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 69 | 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 Jeffreaux
1/5  rDev -70.9%

Photo of jpkoch1962
1.31/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from 12oz bottle at 40 deg . Pours a dark dirty brown into pint glass. Thin head quickly disappears within 45 seconds. Translucent, dark brown not quite black. Hints of ruby maroon color when put against the light.

The Stout has a light sweet aroma with burnt cirgarette ash/coffee in the background. The taste fits the aroma. Burnt coffe dominates the front end. Thin gruel like body that is composed of a strange tastes of sweet cloying ashes and burnt coffee that is also astringent. Sweetness lingers in the finish. Had to use mouthwash to clean my palate.

I hate to be so hard on this ale, but this chocolate stout is awful.

Photo of J2L
1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of Burgle1978
1.63/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Resembles ipa to much, not a fan of this

Photo of drone
2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of screwcap
2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of holbrooksj
2.04/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.06/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: dark. Tan head settles quickly and leaves a ring around at the edge of the pint glass. Looks kind of dull.

S: I smell some chocolate but it isn't at the forefront. Coffee and a slight metalic smell are stronger. Surprisingly unpleasant.

T: it is like a bitter coca cola, just not as carbonated. I'm getting more hopps than cocoa or malts. Not like a normal stout at all. Let alone a chocolate stout.

M: Watery body that is highly unsatisfying. Very little carbonation doesn't help it to be smoother. Comes across as almost a tad gritty.

D: not gonna get this one again. I think they missed the mark a little.

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 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 theboozecruise
2.18/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. Dark brown with a small white head.

Smells malty and a little bit of chocolate. Not bold at all, a little bit medicinal.

The taste is a little off. Bitter but not in a good way. Not much chocolate flavor.

Thin, bad aftertaste. I'm not a fan. Maybe I just got a bad bottle and if so I'll edit, because I have a few more from this 6-pack to try.

Photo of cokes
2.21/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark magenta topped with drooping rings of tan.
Cigarette ash nose, laid on top of stale coffee. Looming in the background are some strange vegetable hues. Like olives or cauliflower or something.
Begins with a washed out, tepid roastedness. Actually, it's more smoky in flavor than anything. Quick and vaque. Baker's chocolate arises along with a flash of vanilla extract. More fleshy vegetables, as clued by the nose, as this rides away suggesting smoked olives, burnt broccoli, and seared cauliflower.
This is a kindegarten stout cursed further with rancid subtleties.
I see they haven't improved the old Berger recipe any. I was hoping freshness was the key....I guess not.
How a brewery can ace a smoked lager and completely fuck up a basic stout is beyond me.

Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz
2.21/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: for what its worth, pretty standard looking. midnight black, rocky, kahki colored head, rocky and about one finger high.
S: not much going on here. light aromas of roastiness and mild chocolate. nothing to go crazy about.
T: doesnt do too good here because it tastes kind of burnt. the chocolate is there but i cant get past the burnt aspect. its not an alcohol burn but just like... burnt plastic, or something unpleasant like that. theres a light espresso background, but you have to search to find it. blah chocolate is about it.
M: its on the lighter side for a stout. i still cant get past the feeling of burnt tongue after i swallow. im really not getting into this.
D: take a guess. wont revisit.

Photo of mjmcdonough73
2.28/5  rDev -33.7%

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Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.