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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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989 Ratings
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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 75 | 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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Ratings: 989 | Reviews: 474
Photo of scott
2.36/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

V.07

I try to never slam a beer, but this was so mediocre-to-bad, that I won't have much that is nice to say about it.
Started out looking good: dark, nicely carbonated with full head. Nose was bland, and the taste was wholly artificial, much like a Sierra Nevada/Saranac dark. Thin, and just hard to drink due to a smoked bitterness. I want a refund. I will trade someone for some Corona.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.43/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a near pitch black with no head to speak of. Smell is rather un-appealing. Some scent of hops and some kind of bad lactose. Taste is pretty much the same, but the hops are more prominent. I think the biggest problem is the flavors don’t meld very well together. They’re both in your face and fighting one another instead of blending together and complimenting one another. It’s very thin and watery for a stout. Good thing it is, because I’m going to make short work of this thing just to get it over with.

Photo of drtacks37
2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dark, dark beer. Minimal tan head and little lacing.

Mmmm. Smells good. Definitely smells of chocolate. Sweet.

Light body... too light. Bitter. Bitterness masks any positive flavor that it may have. There is some standard stout flavor, but ultimately it's just too bitter.

I could probably drink a couple of these in a single sitting, but I don't want to.

Definitely won't buy again.

Photo of cantfindme
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of NJBeer265
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flavor died off in second. Really disappointed.

Photo of flume
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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 ImageFX
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Robyn
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of delta490
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Meh. No aroma or flavor. Who cares what it looks like and/or feels like when drunk.

Photo of cstew31B
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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 deapokid
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Skagnetti
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of kjrod20
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Jackle22
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of HardTarget
2.51/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No date on the bottle

A) Black glass that goes ruby with back light to show clarity, but still holds the Black color: I'm used to getting more of a brown with clarity. Gives up some minor lacing.

S) Cocoa nose with a mild lactic/milk sweetness that gives the beer a milk chocolate element that's rather nice.

T) Loads of oxidation that goes papery and cardboard (no date = brewers bad). Under all that is some mild chocolate malt (roasted grain) flavor, some dark chocolate and a ribbon of coffee bitterness in the finish. The paper notes really took the wind out the sails though.

M) Weak body, mild carbonation, dry finish.

O) Not a lot of chocolate in a pretty weak stout. The result is a lack of body and no support for the flavors that are going on. I wish they'd dial this up a few notches.

Photo of ChadQuest
2.51/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter. A dark brown/black color with coca cola brown around the edges. little head.

S: Not much going on, more roasty then chocolate, To me it smells like a 16oz latte with just one shot.

T: Light roasted watery coffee, a bit of chocolate, but maybe the name is making me imagine it there. Alot like a milk stout but a bit roastier.

M: thin & watery. that's all that can be said.

D: These could be drank all night, as you could probally guess from reading the rest of the review.

I bought this when i was out with the GF hopeing she would find another style besides lambics she loves(girls love chocolate, right?),she thought it was nothing special, so did I. I wont buy this again.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.52/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Pours a dark brown hue with a slim sudsy beige head.

Smell -- Chocolate, roast malt, brown sugar, coffee with cream, and a sprinkling of earthy hops. Slightly sweet, but nice.

Taste -- Dark roast malt, coffee grounds, ash, dark chocolate, and some earthy hops to round out the flavor. Finish is burnt and ashy.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with high carbonation.

Drinkability -- Wow, this one left me wanting. Burnt and ashy meets sweet and chocolaty. No thanks.

Photo of antott0523
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Black coffee with an espresso foam colored head that settles to a thin veil.

Smell: Soft notes of malt including coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal. No apparent hop notes.

Taste: Flat, coffee-flavored seltzer water.

Mouthfeel: Watery with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This one started strong with an attractive appearance and nose, but fell flat on taste and mouth feel. Lacks the depth of malt notes and round mouth feel that I was hoping for.

Photo of tjkinate
2.56/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew just has no character.

A: 1/2 fingered head with some retention topped this black bodied brew and exhibited some lacing.

S: Water, with some bitter chocolate malts.

T: Same as the smell, but with a metallic aftertaste.

M: Light and thin

O: Not a worthy entry into one of my favorite beer styles.

Photo of StarlightSeraph
2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint mug...

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark brown out of the bottle that appears almost pitch black in the glass. Couldn't see any light coming through at all. Took a pretty vigorous pour to get a one-finger light brown head that dissipated rapidly, before I took my first sip. Left very little lacing.

Smell: Not sure what it is, but whatever that general smell you get when you first sniff a milk stout (lactose, I'm assuming), faint hints of coffee. As the beer warmed, hints of chocolate began to seep into the aroma.

Taste: Very bitter coffee, with only hints of bitter chocolate coming through. Definitely does not taste like a "chocolate stout", as advertised, however. The aftertaste is very bitter as well, like coffee that's been sitting out all day. Some light hopiness.

Mouthfeel: A lot thinner and a lot more carbonated than I was expected. Felt almost like I was drinking a soda, and not a beer.

Drinkability: I was disappointed in this one. It was difficult to finish, despite how light bodied it was.

It's a shame about this beer, especially considering how much I like their Double Chocolate Stout. I will definitely grab the DCS instead of this every day of the week. Probably won't be having this one again.

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Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.