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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gbontrag on 11-18-2004)
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Photo of adkrogue

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Black, mocha head. B+ lacing, really thin head.
S: chocolate malts.
T: Slightly bitter aftertaste. not overly chocolate. Not horrible but really not a lot to say about it.
M: If you care, its a medium body for a stout, not at alltoo heavy.

Mediocre. Sorry FCB. Pains me to say it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 04:12:01 | More by adkrogue
Photo of Tucquan


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-11-16 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque brown with a 2-finger mocha head that fades to 1-finger quickly with light-moderate lace.

S - Nutty, milk chocolate and light roasted grain. Not very strong.

T - Initially nutty then a darker chocolate and more bitter roast than the smell. Mild earthy spice and hop bitterness. Aftertaste is a touch metallic, then roasted astringent bitterness. Not bad at all.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth, not thick/creamy, fairly bubbly.

O - A pleasant chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 11:33:46 | More by Tucquan
Photo of zachary80


2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

No visible date on the bottle. Label indicates the chocolate is from chocolate malt; doesn't seem that there is any actual chocolate added.

Pours black with a very minimal beige head. Nice lacing.

Aroma is primarily chocolate, very enticing.

Flavor is weak for a stout. Hardly anything to note.

Mouthfeel on this stout is way too thin. Watery, low carbonation.

Overall a slightly below average beer. Aroma is good but everything else is lacking. Wouldn't recommend

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:14:58 | More by zachary80
Photo of burningsnailman


4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-16-2012 03:13:12 | More by burningsnailman
Photo of tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-15-2012 19:22:58 | More by tclapper
Photo of whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-15-2012 04:41:23 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of cvm4


3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black brown with a one finger head that doesn't waste any time disappearing. Thin lacing once drank down some.

S - Chocolate with a malty character to it.

T - Roasted malts with some smokeyness in the front. Afterwards, hints of coffee appears along with a burst of chocolate.

M - On the lighter side of medium. It's not a heavy bodied stout.

O - It's a well balance stout that I'd consider this a session stout. Just a no frills good drink. One that won't fill ya up because it's so heavy but also won't knock you on the ground with a high abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 23:56:16 | More by cvm4
Photo of mastodonj


3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a pleasant surprise altogether.

Solidly dark brown with good lacing.

Chocolate with a smokeyness and oaky flavors.
Backed up with good bitterness and some malt.

The best feature is the full creamy mouthfeel.

Definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:13:06 | More by mastodonj
Photo of khargro2


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-11-2012 19:18:43 | More by khargro2
Photo of IPAylor


3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-04-2012 20:02:47 | More by IPAylor
Photo of ohtheguilt


3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-04-2012 03:52:54 | More by ohtheguilt
Photo of Mjmoon15


4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-04-2012 02:33:20 | More by Mjmoon15
Photo of Luigi

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out almost pitch black with a fluffy two to three finger tan head. The retention is good as it keeps lacing sticking to the glass. As well as, a blanket of foamy/creamy head still the last drop.

The aroma is sure enough semi-sweet chocolate and mild roasted malt up front. I can even pick some leafy bitter hops. The only problem for some people is the aroma is not in your face. I like the balance.

The flavor is full of deep roasted malt, hints of coffee, and of course semi sweet chocolate. There is a bitter hop presence. But, with bitterness of the roasted malt.... they seem balance out well.

This ale is rather lighter bodied than I expected this stout to be. Most chocolate stouts are creamy and thick. This one is medium bodied. Finished dry and mildly bitter. This is a very easy stout to drink and could make a great session beer.

Overall, I would drink this stout again.. and again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 04:32:51 | More by Luigi
Photo of DarthKostrizer


3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1/2 inch tan head and very good retention that settles a nice collar and some spiderweb lacing

Smell: Cocoa nibs upfront with some sweet vanilla hiding behind the cocoa

Taste: Not at all like the nose. The beer is roasted malt forward with a slight ash note some slight licorice notes mid palate and come coffee picks up the back end

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation

Overall: This is a very drinkable and affordable chocolate stout. Definitely recommended and probably my favorite Fort Collins beer

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 04:00:19 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of Grebdioz


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-28-2011 03:09:24 | More by Grebdioz
Photo of iBeer16

New York

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a very dark black with a 2" chocolatey head that leaves a lot of lacing when it settles.

S: the smell is of very sting chocolate obviously due to style. Furthermore, it has a sweet, roasty malt aroma

T: most strong taste is cocoa, also has a strong roasted flavor. Malls are very sweet and the roast flavor adds to a great overall flavor. The body is not too light but not too heavy.

M: consistency is very smooth flavor, solid and similar throughout. The roasted flavor really wakes up the palate and is very enjoyable.

Overall, I enjoy this beer. I liked the combination of the sweet chocolatey malts and the roasted malts make for a great overall flavor. Easy to drink and full of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 05:39:02 | More by iBeer16
Photo of gatorbreath


4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle -> pint glass

opaque dark brown pour with a mocha head getting live and leaving a good trace of lacing, milky chocolatey mocha and cocoa notes hitting the nose with the same on the palate, some malty grain offsetting some full bodied chocolate flavor very well carbonated and solid go-to if you dig stouts...actually enjoy it better than the older brother..2x chocolate

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 05:47:45 | More by gatorbreath
Photo of Mario61Aler


3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-24-2011 20:29:43 | More by Mario61Aler
Photo of jophish17


2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

12-24-2011 11:45:14 | More by jophish17
Photo of 1p5v


4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

12-23-2011 20:27:35 | More by 1p5v
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-21-2011 18:17:43 | More by Hoagie1973
Photo of stealth


4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-20-2011 09:14:30 | More by stealth
Photo of Triples


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-20-2011 03:37:21 | More by Triples
Photo of Dodo2step


3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


From notes:

A- quite black and a brown head that disspiates rather quickly for a stout. Opaque and no light filters through.

S- light chocolate malts and cocoa powder hints.

T- cocoa, coffee and grain. Not bad for a complement.

M- heavy and creamy. not as smooth though as i would like. rough on the palate and down the throat.

O- a decent chocolate stout. an average stout though.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 21:57:40 | More by Dodo2step
Photo of GBRunner24


4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-14-2011 22:50:52 | More by GBRunner24
Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
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