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Chocolate Stout | The Fort Collins Brewery

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1,065 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
fortcollinsbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gbontrag on 11-18-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
480
Ratings:
1,065
pDev:
13.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
115
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,065 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of akopczyk
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsuacad
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steviej369
4.39/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erk0607
4.02/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
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.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
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.

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Photo of onlymurderers
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvengeance
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
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

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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.

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Photo of Seabass1964
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This chocolate stout pours a medium blackish brown with a light tan head of lacing that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and excellent lacing. Nose of a touch of chocolate, light coffee, and a dash of smoke. Flavors follow the nose with a touch of dark cocoa that melds with a cola flavor and subtle notes of coffee on all sides with a watery hops and bitter malt finish. Mouth feel is medium high carbonation that has a watery mouth feel and watery milk chocolate aftertaste. One dimensional, but still a decent session brew for the stout lover.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Brown-black with a light tan head. Poured into a pint glass.
S: Mostly coffee, with a little dark chocolate
T: Fairly dry with some coffee flavor and a balanced, but noticeable bitterness.
F: Not as smooth as I expect from a stout, perhaps because of the bitterness.
O: I don't get a lot of chocolate out of this, as the name would suggest, but it's a tasty and drinkable, if not particularly groundbreaking, stout.

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Photo of Kubrickx
2.56/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,065 ratings
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