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Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

890 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | 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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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

03-22-2014 20:21:53 | More by MarvinSnyder
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-22-2014 01:01:29 | More by habaceeba
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-20-2014 01:19:57 | More by TheTinDoor
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

03-16-2014 04:10:28 | More by DuffDaddy
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-09-2014 14:31:16 | More by Drknight
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mjgrady

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-09-2014 04:31:23 | More by mjgrady
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-08-2014 23:21:57 | More by vfgccp
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-08-2014 13:02:50 | More by bubseymour
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-07-2014 02:43:55 | More by LooseMoose1978
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tedstriker

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -22.5%

Ugh. So not that long ago, I'm pounding Coors Light, Keystone, High Life, whatever. Then, ALL OF THE SUDDEN, the people I drink with decide we can do better and I'm drinking stouts, porters, imperial whatevers, double chocolate somethings, and who knows what. Now, I'm all like, "this chocolate stout is too thin. Waaa." Tell you what, if you like beer, but aren't a total snob about it, then this beer will do you fine. But if you obsess about "mouthfeel" and "lacing" and "who cares, Doug, let's just get wasted already!"....sorry that one doesn't apply....this beer will disappoint you. Not much body to it, kind of seems like they took a Heineken and threw a couple Hershey's Kisses in the wort. Ok, not a Heinie, that was mean, but you get my drift. Expected better, not thoroughly pissed about it.

03-05-2014 03:35:28 | More by tedstriker
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -22%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is about a finger high, with a khaki shade. It's somewhat soft and creamy, but not impressively so. Retention isn't fantastic, either. A decent ring of lacing is left behind, which seems to fade away with time.

S: Well, there is some chocolate...just not a lot of it. I pick up a mild note of floral hops, too. There's also some roasted malt, and even more in the way of nuts and caramel. Closer to a brown ale than a stout (much less a porter), but really not bad at all. I kind of expected worse.

T: Just like the nose suggested - it feels like I'm drinking a brown ale. A mild wave of brown sugar and chocolate opens it up, transforming into a gently roasted dryness on the finish. Touches of floral hops appear at times. Since they didn't add actual chocolate (just chocolate malt), I can forgive the mildness of the chocolate flavor. There just isn't anything here to 'wow' me, though.

M: I like how dry and crisp it is. It just isn't very substantial feeling. I believe a great stout should dry AND luxurious feeling; frankly, this is a bit watery. Come to think about it, it's not even that dry, either - I'm feeling some residual sugar on the palate. Only when the semi-zesty carbonation fades does this really make it feel any richer.

O: Rather bland and unassuming. I knew this wouldn't be Choklat, but did it have to be this boring to drink? It's an okay gateway craft beer, though.

EDIT: It's becoming more watery as I drink it. Time to drop the scores some.

03-03-2014 19:29:54 | More by ThisWangsChung
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-02-2014 16:16:53 | More by rudabegga9
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BMESSER88

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2014 22:20:35 | More by BMESSER88
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ninaturner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-01-2014 22:11:24 | More by ninaturner
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours a black brew with hues of ruby on the edges. Decent tan head dissipates to a moderate ring leaving good amounts of lacing.
Aromas of light chocolate sauce, mild roasted grains and creamy sweetness. Some bread and a hint of nutty aroma as well.
Taste starts watery and then moves to light chocolately flavor. Bits of coffee and an almost smokey flavor. Finishes just a hint bitter with an easy going lingering bitterness from some earthy hops.
Medium bodied but easy to drink. A bit watery at the beginning. Otherwise good.

A decent brew that could use a bit more umph. Still pretty good, just a tad watery. I like the drinkability though

02-27-2014 00:19:07 | More by Thads324
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djchrismac

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.3%

02-25-2014 22:28:19 | More by djchrismac
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tgatort

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-23-2014 03:36:57 | More by tgatort
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-22-2014 23:01:39 | More by appetiteforparis
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bossmanbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-22-2014 01:32:32 | More by bossmanbuzz
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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longisland1983

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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chalkda01

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Ralphs66

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

02-18-2014 23:09:06 | More by Ralphs66
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

02-18-2014 05:30:29 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2%

So, the local convenience store near my office put in a few taps and started selling growlers. I picked up this brew to give it a try. It is a dark, opaque brown color with a tan head. It smells like a dry beer...some chocolate, but also lots of roast. Nutty and full. The taste is dry with some malt and a creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

02-15-2014 03:09:00 | More by Suds
Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.