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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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951 Ratings
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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
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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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.72/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.12/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Tastes closer to a black IPA than a chocolate stout. It'd get a significantly higher rating as a black IPA, IMO.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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2.72/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.04/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first beer from The Fort Collins Brewery, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations aren't amazing due to this beer's current ratings.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark chocolate brown colored body; appears opaque black in the glass with about a finger and a half of tan head. Leaves behind some decent strands of lacing. Looks well enough for what it is. 4

S - The smell is pretty faint and neutral for a chocolate stout, but a brief whiff of authentic chocolate / cocoa does strike me at first. After that, it is basically all chocolate malt roast / char. Inoffensive, but it needs to be amped up. 3

T - The taste follows the nose - roasty, bitter chocolate malt, notes of char, cold coffee, and perhaps a very faint hint of milk sugar / lactose, but it could just be the impression. 3.5

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, roasty, and bitter. Goes down easy, especially with the moderately light abv. Nice carbonation. Nice for what it is. 3.5

Overall, a simplistic and generic approach to a lighter abv stout, but it's not the kind of beer that leaves a lasting impression. Nice to have tried it, and I look forward to trying more from this brewery, but this isn't an offering I would seek out again.

The Fort Collins Brewery Chocolate Stout -----3.5/5

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty black with a real good head and fair lace, head was lasting.

Aroma is a bit muted compared to the taste. In fact aroma is WAY muted compared with taste. I'm only getting hints of what I'm getting in the taste. Flavors include some coffee, a touch of roasty and burnt, and quite a bit of chocolate, no hops.

Body is less than I'd expect for a chocolate stout. Thin, more like a brown ale, lingering mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate flavored finish.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.