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Double Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

381 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 01-30-2008)
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4.78/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is strong and smoky with firm tones of fine coffee and unsweetened chocolate. It pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a nice tan head. Flavor is rich, like a fine and slightly sweet mocha with hints of molasses and licorice. Sublime texture is smooth and tingly, quite pleasing.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of AdamMY
4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is typical for a stout, deep nearly pitch black color, with a light brown foam head.

The Smell is nice, though a little simple. Honestly reminds me of a Chocolate milkshake.

Taste is incredible, lots of chocolate, slight hint of nicely roasted coffee, good bit of cream, and a nice hint of chocolate flavored kids ceral.

The mouth feel is so incredibly thick and creamy, I feel like I could cut it with a knife, and stab it with a fork like a nice plump piece of cake.

Photo of Ithaca204
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of TexIndy
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got from Ummagum. Poured from a 22oz bottle (no dating info) into a pint glass. It was black with red highlights when held against a light. Good carbonation with slow sliding lace that doesn't stick. It had a small brown head that quickly dissipated into a partial carb fed foam and a collar.

The aroma was on the weaker side until it reached room temp. Was very weak and disappointing till halfway thru when the aroma really started to unfold. Roasted dark chocolate malt and coffee. The taste was really good especially as it warmed up and the flavors unfolded. Great chocolate taste with good balance on the coffe. Starts off sweet and then the bitter from the choc and coffee hit and finishes with a not too bitter end. Their regular Chocolate Stout is one of my absolute favorites and this one earns a place next to it. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Good carb levels as well.

Overall, another great beer from a great brewery. FBC is a vastly underrated brewery that hopefully will get it's due one of these days. Highly recommend. Not available here but would be a several bottle purchase per season if it was. For now, I'll have to rely on my best bud Ummagum to ship me some. (Note: this is a perfect example of why it's important to re-review when you can. My original review was from a bottle that I shipped to myself. It must have been bad because the beer was not very good and I gave it a bad review (one and done). Got another shipped to me and it was awesome. Glad I did that or I would have missed out on a great beer)

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of rowew
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 oz bomber. ABV, but no date. Label is a nice mountain painting, in dark red and brown colors.

Appearance: Very dark, almost no light through. Nice dark tan head. Average retention and lacing.

Smell: Coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

Taste: Interesting - a bit more carbonation than I expected, but a nice full mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors, as well as a good amount of roasted malt.

Overall impression: Nice, and very drinkable. I enjoy the regular chocolate stout, and this is a nice step up from there.

Photo of AMo
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fort Collins Brewery Double Chocolate Stout pours a dense, opaque black with a short stiff tan head. The smell is mild of roasted malts, with a slight coffee like aroma. Taste is mellow with a dark chocolate background. Five minutes into this double duce everything just explodes and gets ten fold better. Mouthfeel is exceptionally silky smooth, medium dense, with a slight carbonation that is just enough for a perfect feel. Every degree this comes up in temperature the drinkability gets better and the flavor begins to fly out. I almost think this would be worth trying room temp, but I thoroughly enjoyed how this just kept getting better and better till done.

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4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/03/08- Purchased at Chuck's Wine and Spirits in Chagrin Falls, OH. $5.99 price tag.

Presentation- 22oz bottle with no freshness info found. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Deep brown colored pour with a 3/4 inch off white head. Lacing is spotty and minimal.

Smell- Nice notes of chocolate malted powder, some roasted malt and maybe even a bit of vanilla.

Taste- Very flavorful for a lower abv double stout. Lots of rich milk chocolate flavor. Malt is medium to a higher roast level. Hops are held in check, but still come out and play a bit. Overall flavor meld is very good.

Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel...chcoolate goodness aftertaste with a middle of the road carbonation level.

Drinkability- Really liked this one. Good bang for your buck and a great flavor profile.

Photo of hosehead83
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a big, thick head of tan foam.
Aroma-Chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted malt
Taste-Big roasted malt flavor, chocolate, coffee with cream, nice hop bite that compliments the milk chocolate sweetness. Warming alcohol in the finish.
Overall, rich, creamy, well-balanced and tasty.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is espresso bean black. A thick dark tan head retains well and there are thick foamy lines of lacing.

Aroma is silky sweet with cocoa and rich chocolate.

Taste is like melted bittersweet chocolate chips. There's only a faint chalkiness.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

Overall, not complex, just extremely delicious and perfectly made. 8.5% ABV is undetectable.

Photo of jeffmonarch
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 6 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Dark brown with a thick medium tan head that stays for a while.

S - Rich milk chocolate smell. Almost like a chocolate milk.

T - Lighter than I expected but really good. Really mild chocolate flavor with a bold stout taste. Good malt. Overall I love the flavor.

M - Full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great beer!!!

Photo of joepais
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to brentk56 for another fine bottle from black booty. I poured this into a snifter and it produced a good finger worth of tan head that settled to a thick lace. The body was big and black, no light coming through it at all.

Aromas of sweet milk chocolate were the first thing that hit me then a slight roastiness comes into play as it warms. The flavor comes on the same way but with a tinge of bitter toward the end. The mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation that helps out on this one.

Good drinkability I think I like this one better than a few other chocolate stouts I have tried. So I'll give it a must try If I was searching out Chocolate stouts and this one was around it would be in my hands.

Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Pours a very nice black color, nice small creamy tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is big on malts, chocolate, toffee, and caramel. Some nice tones of vanilla as well. The taste is a big chocolate mess, lol, malts, nice touch of vanilla. Medium body. Very drinkable, I like this one alot, very tasty.

Photo of danielharper
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black body with a slight brownish tinge, opaque, with a moderately-thick brown head.

Smell: Wow. Strong aromas of chocolate and bitter coffee, with a nice dry chocolate malt underneath. Slight hints of caramel. Very strong and unexpectedly aromatic.

Taste: A dry maltiness up front, bitter and dry with hops, with a coffee-tinged sweet aftertaste. It reminds me a lot of Rogue's Chocolate Stout, and coming from me that's high praise. The alcohol is well-hidden, and the flavors just pop right out.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, somewhat thick, proteins coat the tongue.

Drinkability: Dangerous considering the alcohol. Very enjoyable. Worth a try for anyone who's looking for a good impy stout.

Photo of abrand
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

23 ounce bomber poured into pint glass.

Man do I love this style of beer

Pours a opaque brown/black color with minimal creamy off white head that bubbles to disintegration rapidly. Smells of chocolate, coffee and bitterness malts. Quite a pleasant aroma, very nice. Taste is lots of chocolatey alcohol, is there any possible better combination? Mouthfeel is medium bodied and drinkability is high with alcohol being well hidden by the pleasant chocolate taste.

Overall very enjoyable beer from a great brewery.

Photo of wyrobert
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%

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Double Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.