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Double Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark brown, almost black. The head is light brown and luxurious; milkshake thick. The lacing is superior.

Nose is toasted malt with some acidity. There is also wood and chicory. And, of course, some chocolate.

Taste is very chocolatey; milk chocolate. There is also a bit of coffee, as well as campfire; toasty like s'mores. It has a slight hop finish and a tangy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel has a good bit of carbonation. It is almost too much; as it does not mesh well with the decadent flavors. Unless, of course, you like chocolate egg creams. It is more smooth than creamy.

Overall, this is a great brew. The flavors never overwhelm, and it is easy to drink. You do not notice the high ABV at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 03:45:52 | More by dorianmarley
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azorie

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-05-2012 20:26:03 | More by azorie
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IPAylor

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-04-2012 20:03:22 | More by IPAylor
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2012 03:53:10 | More by ohtheguilt
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2012 01:48:49 | More by PEIhop
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a matte black body with a finger of pillowed, ecru foam. Sheet-inducing, coating lace on the descent.

Smell: Moderately sweetish scent of caramel, chocolate, and roast -- it seems less coarse, roastwise, than I recall it being in previous years. Little hints of fruit, little hints of the alcohol within.

Taste: A sweet flavor of caramel paired with roasted, coffee-accented malts, almost ahead of the chocolate quality. Roasty astringency, but there's a moderate hop bitterness in there as well. Small hint of fruitiness underneath the maltiness. Semi-sweet, chocolaty (though not necessarily semi-sweet chocolate) finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Doesn't have the Mister Wonka confectionery quality of a Rogue Double Chocolate or Southern Tier Choklat and is more akin to a Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, particularly as there's no actual chocolate used. I liked it well enough and like the aforementioned stouts as well, so, it's really just up to what you want: candy bars or no candy bars.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 17:58:17 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1.5 finger milk chocolate head with lots of lace on a very dark body with light getting through. Light chocolate and smokey aroma with coffee notes. Flavor is a nice balanced mix of both chocolate and coffee, nearly perfect. A somewhat tangy finish. Full body and light to moderate carbonation. Very drinkable for a double with the flavor being very balanced. A nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 02:14:39 | More by kylehay2004
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18%

12-24-2011 11:45:09 | More by jophish17
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Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-23-2011 02:08:26 | More by Durb777
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kojevergas

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a 3 oz sampler glass at Fort Collins Brewing's tasting room. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of good cream, nice thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Light rich chocolate. A very mild strength aroma.

T: Nice chocolate tones, some caramel, and nuts. Pretty simple for the style. Fairly well balanced. Not as much chocolate as expected.

Mf: Smooth and wet until the third act, which is quite dry and coarse. Not suitable for the style. Would be better with cream and/or on nitro-draught.

Dr: Drinkable but lackluster. I wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 20:40:35 | More by kojevergas
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark black with a mountain of dense, brown head that has great retention. The nose has notes of roasted malts and coffee. The taste is dominated by coffee and roasted malts with only the slightest chocolate notes coming through in the finish. This is actually pretty bitter for a stout. There's a pretty intense hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but thin and dry. It's well carbonated and drinkable though.

I'm disappointed in this one. The name says chocolate but it's hardly there. The coffee notes dominate throughout, the bitterness is a little much, and the mouthfeel is far too dry for me. It is ultimately drinkable, and not a bad stout by any means. I just don't think I'll seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 15:17:39 | More by tdm168
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-14-2011 05:46:22 | More by alamode
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

12-09-2011 07:04:26 | More by DoctorB2B
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-04-2011 01:21:55 | More by pavpav12
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice dark looking brew with a creamy brown head on top. The smell of the beer was chocolaty like it should be with some roasted malt aromas. The taste of the beer right from the fridge was a little metallic. Once it warmed up though the sweetness came out nicely and was rather good. The mouthfeel wasn't too bad, I think it should have been a little more oily and less carbonated. Overall it's not a bad brew to try.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 02:48:05 | More by Knapp85
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-01-2011 06:03:13 | More by rab53
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18%

11-28-2011 23:44:34 | More by crobinso
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Pours 2 fingers of light tan colored head. thick lacing. Good retention. Color is all black.

S. Smell is roasted malt. A little bitter coffee smell. Some dark chocolate aroma. Pretty traditional stout smell. Nothing amazing, and not overly chocolate smelling.

T. Taste is roasted malt. A strong bit of bitter coffee and black chocolate. Some smoother milk chocolate flavors come out as the beer warms. Tastes like a pretty average stout. Not a lot of any flavor going on. Bittersweet taste with the little bit of chocolte flavor there is providing the sweeet, balanced against some bitter coffee flavor.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium carbonation.

O. Doesnt really stack up as an Imperial Stout. As a regular stout this is a decent enough beer. With a name of Double Chocolate stout, I was expecting quite a bit of chocolate flavor which this did not deliver.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 22:09:18 | More by siradmiralnelson
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-21-2011 22:46:40 | More by twowheelssoar
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -18%

11-21-2011 18:02:33 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-18-2011 21:54:18 | More by TheBishopco
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-18-2011 19:21:39 | More by waiting4lunch
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

easily fort collins' best beer. hands down. pours absolutely black with a 3/4 inch off-white head. smells like espresso beans and english toffee. flavor is nto toffee sweet but is buttery like that, with a bitter cocoa/coffee finish. heavily roasted malts provide epic body and mouthfeel. the mouthfeel of this beer just murders it, perfectly balanced, mild carbonation, thick but palatable, smooth as knob creek. 8.1 abv works wonders as well. lookin forward to my next one!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 04:20:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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CrookedStill

Alabama

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-16-2011 01:45:25 | More by CrookedStill
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 01:47:09 | More by oline73
Double Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.