Chocolate Stout | The Fort Collins Brewery

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,066
Reviews:
480
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
114
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,066 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of pat61
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: dark brown, ½” foamy tan small bubbled head, intricate lacing.
S: chocolarte, dark malts and sweet malt, no hop
T: coffee, caramel are more predominant than chocolate. Chocolate flavors are more dark bitter than sweet chocolate. Aftertaste is chocolate and a slight sweetness.
F: Mouthfeel, creamy, smooth, fine carbonation, medium but very soft fine bubbles.
O: The beer is easy to drink with a nice texture but nothing really stands out.

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Photo of mullehs
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dgsumm
2.61/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very disappointing. Lacked depth. Almost no chocolate flavor.

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Photo of smith_s4765
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This thing is mostly a dud.

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Photo of TBCE
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikey_B
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NJBeer265
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flavor died off in second. Really disappointed.

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep brown with bright ruby highlights, producing 1.5 fingers of deep tan, shortlived, frothy head that leaves a thin wash of lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, coco, roasted malt, toffee & a hint of roasted nuts. Taste is Tootsie Roll & bittersweet chocolate, roast, pepper & a little char or smoke. Finishes dry with a kick of peppery spice. Aftertaste is dry & drawing, lightly bitter coco, toffee & roast nuts with a hint of char. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy but prickly, a little chewy, dry & drawing.

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Photo of Winston3737
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrfrancis
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of edificio5
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Some notes of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, mixed with some caramel and brown sugar, some surprising floral notes of piney hops. However, I’m not getting much in the way of chocolate which is more than a little disappointing as this is supposed to be a chocolate stout. You’d think that there’d be quite a bit of chocolate in the aroma, but there isn’t.

Taste: Good, but not great. Strong flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of toasted bread, some slight smoke, some brown sugar-like sweetness and a touch of chocolate, but not a lot, which is disappointing as the beer is labeled as a chocolate stout. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with some low carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a tasty stout, but due to the lack of chocolate flavor in a “chocolate” stout, it’s a little disappointing. If this beer had been labeled just a regular stout or oatmeal stout, it would be a really good stout, but as a “chocolate” stout, it’s not that great. Disappointing.

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Photo of Drh003
2.15/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is Very thin, champagne like

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Photo of NDsean8
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.15/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

First beer that I had from Fort Collins and I thought it lacked flavor, the taste was bitter and it was over carbonated

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Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 1,066 ratings.
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