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Double Chocolate Stout - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

361 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of BB1313
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with brown hues and light getting through; huge khaki head that fades slowly and leaves great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are very malty. Lots of cocoa and milk chocolate. Some roasted barley in the mix. The flavors are nice, but typical. More milk chocolate. Some hints of vanilla and expresso. It's not too bitter. There's a subtle sweetness to it. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied. It feels light, but it's smooth and creamy. This is an extremely easy drinking stout.

This Imperial Stout is enjoyable, but it's nothing too special or out of the ordinary. It's your typical/safe example of the style. There's nothing wrong with it, but can easily get lost in the shuffle. Chocolate is there, but it's not too roasty. Basic, but fine.

BB1313, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of golf4collet
3.25/5  rDev -11%

golf4collet, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of 71CrazyOtto
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Impulse buy for 5 bucks at the store.
Cracked her open and breathed in pleasant chocolate.
Poured dark as expected with very good lacing.
Taste though was of burnt malt. The beer was drinkable but absence of chocolate in taste but only smell (why Fort Collins why?) left me not wanting to try this beer again.

71CrazyOtto, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of freemanj
3.25/5  rDev -11%

freemanj, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

socon67, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

UncleAddie, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DmanGTR, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

TBarJr, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

KlayWey, Aug 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

boyessen, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

rpandre2, Aug 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

pheelingIt, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

B_King, Jul 17, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev 0%

rkarimi, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

BGsWo22, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

ajtorres311, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

TheHumanSkeleton, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of RickS95
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours mostly black. There are lighter shades of brown peeking around the sides, but it's safe to call it black. The head forms gradually, up to a finger thick, with a light brown shade of multisized bubbles....resembling a root beer head. Retains well and has moderate lacing.

A little smoke in the nose to go with faint licorice, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Nothing in the nose is overwhelming or aggressive.

While the taste isn't bad, there's an artificial note to the chocolate. Maybe that's the 'double' part of the equation. It tastes like chocolate, but more like chocolate syrup. Lots of roasty grain notes. Any hop presence is muted by the malts.

It's fairly creamy and has plenty of sweet, but there's still that aspect of chocolate syrup that I can't get past. It's still got a nice feel to it, plus there's some high ABV to help out. Fairly thick and full bodied, it's got a bitter hotness in the syrupy finish.

It's a decent beer. I bought a four pack and am happy I did. Should be careful as this site lists the ABV as 8.1% as does their website, but the bottle shows 8.5% so sipping is advised.

RickS95, Jun 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

RichH55, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Damian74Shensky, Jun 08, 2013
Double Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.