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Double Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout

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390 Ratings

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: russpowell on 01-30-2008

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Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Steve, 650ml into a tulip.

Dark brown, lighter brown head with light retention decent lace. Nose has rich chocolate notes with some light fruity and roasty character. Taste has some bitter bakers chocolate, some caramel, medium roasted coffee. Medium full feel and satisfying body for the style (even though it's on the lower end for an imperial stout). Quite a nice beer all round.

Photo of Will_Turner
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a frothy, dark tan head 2" high. It drops to a solid, well retained 1/2" borderline creamy topper. Good lacing.
Smell is heavy on the cardboard with baking chocolate, toast and a couple of very faint notes that might have been malt and pepper but I couldn't be certain of that.
Taste is more balanced with roasted malt, dark chocolate, light rum note in the aftertaste.
Full bodied, smooth, drying slightly in the finish. Warming throughout. Nice beer overall though the nose needs some work.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black body beneath the thin tan head which caps lively bubbles of carbonation and disappears quickly to leave only faint lacing.

Aromas of semi sweet milk chocolate float from the glass, as well as some faint earthy hops.

The flavor consists of milk chocolate malts and bitter roasted coffee as it warms. There are also faint woody notes or earthy hops.

This beer is fuller in body and almost chewy with medium carbonation and a bitter finish.

More of an American Double with hints of chocolate than a traditional chocolate stout but still pretty tasty.

Photo of sbbb
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber with no apparent freshness dating. Pours a deep black body with a two-finger light tan head. The head dissipates fairly quickly but leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is faint; light notes of chocolate, malt, and dark fruit.

The flavor is a little better than the aroma and follows it closely. The roasted malt flavor steps up and brings a slight bitterness to the mix, while the chocolate takes a step backwards. Some other light notes of raisin and toffee complete the taste mix.

A bit light in the mouthfeel for a "double" stout. Not impressive enough for me to revisit in the future, but worth a try if you're a big fan of chocolate brews.

Photo of Tpsauer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of facundoCNB
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a dark brown almost black with a 1/2" of foamy light brown head. great lacing.

S - grapes, chocolate, caramel, toasted grains, coffee, tabacco

T - a hint of initial bitterness, followed up by a black coffee taste.. hints of chocolate, definitely tasting a lot of toasted grains. leaves a sweet bitter after taste

M - slightly creamy, coats the roof of your mouth. a hint of bitterness causes the cheeks to cringe a bit now and then throughout the session

O - overall, this is a solid stout. it could use a bit more character, but you can't beat it for the value (picked up a bomber a little under $5). have to remember to pick up another bottle next winter.

Photo of Immortale25
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours an opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that doesn't retain much before plummeting to a thin, wispy ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly patch of surface foam. Average lacing.

S- Full-on dark chocolate along with some coffee. Mostly on the roasted side.

T- Deep, dark chocolate malts that aren't sweet, but rather bitter and make a good backdrop for the drink as a whole. The coffee flavor also surfaces after a few sips.

M- Quite chewy and smooth, but not slick enough to be considered creamy. Medium carbonation.

O- Kind of one-sided, but it's one of the more enjoyable brews I've had from FCB.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Double Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.