Chocolate Stout | The Fort Collins Brewery

Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
BA SCORE
3.45/5
1,065 Ratings
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,065 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of Hopmeplease
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Garvey
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPD656
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
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.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RDW
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
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.

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Photo of Jeremiah87
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNW
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tourdot
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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