Chocolate Stout
The Fort Collins Brewery

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The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
American Stout
3.45 | pDev: 13.91%
Mar 26, 2020
Nov 18, 2004
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
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Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 26, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Dalbeast from Wyoming

May 19, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Dec 01, 2016
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Reviewed by OldSwampy from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Neat label but otherwise a pretty straightforward, unexceptional stout. It did not bring the chocolate notes forward that I expected given the name. In fact, it seemed to be just a plain, normal, slightly watery-in-the-finish American stout. No harm done, but not as exciting as a lot of stouts. Dark, dark color, decent head, nose not outstanding, just typical stout malt & hops. The same for the flavor, with some of the more complex and bitter notes in some stouts not present here. Drank 26 July 2016.
Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by Squire from Mississippi

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina

Apr 21, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Aroma: coffee,chocolate, brown sugar, toasted malt.Appearance: dark black, creamy off white head. Taste. Malty. Coffee. Ash. Acid late.Feel. Thin, porter like. Medium carbonation .My kind of beer, but far from the best of that kind.
Rating lowered. Aroma is nice, but Taste falls flat.
Very blah for a chocolate stout.
Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 3.28 by jaketaz from Florida

Mar 23, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by SamuelMiller from Montana

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by psmith161 from Indiana

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by Hopmeplease from Ohio

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Garvey from Iowa

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by SPD656 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by tim007007 from Illinois

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.34 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Feb 05, 2016
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Reviewed by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Dark brown clear body, light tan head that fades to a ring. Looks thin. Nose has mild artificial chocolate and roasty notes, and a root beer-like spice. Flavor is also artificial, mostly chocolate malt and piney mint, thankfully the aftertaste is decently long and has some authentic dark chocolate notes. Sweet. Body is thin with sharp carbonation.
Corner-cutting 'chocolate' 'stout'. Artificial chocolate and weak stout. Good as a no-think dessert beer, but not much else.
Feb 02, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 2.86 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by RDW from Nebraska

Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Look: Pitch black pour with a brown tan head that leaves quickly.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, sweetness, but nothing really stands out

Taste: Chocolate, some black olive and very sweet

Feel: Tastes a little watery could be creamier, low carbonation.
Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by Jeremiah87 from Colorado

Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by BeerNW from Washington

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 2.98 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by akopczyk from Ohio

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Tsuacad from Texas

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by Steviej369 from Colorado

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by erk0607 from Colorado

Nov 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pitch black, seems opaque. Can hold it right up to a light source in snifter and get none shining through. A little more translucent and brown around the edges as it goes down. Head is fine and creamy and tannish brown. Forms film, but otherwise not the greatest retention. Nice legs, but don't last. Strongest aroma is black olives. There's roasty and sweet stout character here if you care to look for it, but not much for distinct chocolate or cocoa. Olive note is still strong in flavor, but is nicely balanced by very dark chocolate flavor. It's about as sweet as nose would indicate, favoring roast, olive, cocoa, coffee, and smokey tang. Full bodied but on the lighter side of it. Chock full of fine, mellow, tingly carbonation. Astringent, semi-dry.
Nov 07, 2015
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Reviewed by SitkaSteve from Idaho

3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a nice level white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Minimal light lacing strings itself around the glass.
The smell had some dark chocolate up front and then a light amount of roasty coffee beans.
The taste was somewhat bitter through the dark chocolate. It seems to allow the roastiness of the coffee beans to be forward in the flavor.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium in body with a light carbonation to it. Therefore, it seems the dark chocolate and roastiness hits a bit more on my tongue in the harshness category, I don't mind that.
Overall, not a bad stout, for a so called "chocolate stout," I'd say closest style on BA is definitely an American Stout, but is lacking a bit in the hops, oh I don't know. Just drink it and be merry, this is good. I'd have again.
Nov 06, 2015
Rated: 3 by onlymurderers from Illinois

Nov 02, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Oct 25, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3 by cvengeance from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by BanditoJunkie from New Jersey

Oct 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of bitter chocolate, lasts
Head small (one cm, aggressive pour), light brown, thin and frothy, rapidly diminishing to broken one to two mm ring and no layer
Lacing – none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of bitter chocolate, not overwhelming; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, not watery but not quite creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 4
Oct 03, 2015
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served in a globe snifter.

Appearance : Dark chocolate body, 100% opaque. Not quite like motor oil, a shade or two lighter. The beige head forms a finger and then recedes to a bubbly ring. Agitation leads to a more fiery red color and a retention of 1/2 finger, lace is spotty and sparse. More head would have given this beer a higher rating.

Smell : Agitating the snifter yields a high hop profile with cocoa plant, cacao nibs, some dark coffee, almond, and charred malts. All of this is about medium strength. What stands out here is the plant and the hop, and then the coffee note is also pretty dominant.

Taste : Very roasted, very dark, and lots of dark chocolate and coffee. A rush of malt comes towards the end and it finishes out with bitter dark chocolate and malt mix. This is one of those chocolate stouts that uses chocolate as an add-in or a prop-up, not a focus.

Feel : Medium bodied, buzzing carbonation, mild dryness on the finish.

Overall : I enjoyed this one. It's not a stout with fruit or milk or oatmeal. Nor is it an imperial stout. It is a coffee stout with high roast presence and dark chocolate enhancements. For what it is, I'd gladly drink it again.
Oct 03, 2015
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