Double Chocolate Stout | The Fort Collins Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
415 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor
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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by russpowell on 01-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
415
Reviews:
201
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 415 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of TheHopsman
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chocolate color. Has a sweet aroma with notes of chocolate. Flavor is some chocolate with a bit of a heavy sweet syrup taste. Leaves a little bit of a light aftertaste. Overall not bad but definitely needs more refinement.

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Photo of caadcock
1.54/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Libeertarian
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black and opaque, cola-like around the very edges. Seems thick, with fine, filmy, desert mud colored head, not very thick, but retaining well. Smells a little earthy and roasty, coffee more than cocoa, but more grainy than anything. With faint but fake banana-like alcohols/esters, even fainter toffee notes, and substantial boozy and metallic suggestions. Taste is a kick in the teeth. A strange, perhaps overwrought medley of flavor, like a very dark Belgian with too much roastiness and hops but not enough vinegar or alcohol. Sweetish throughout, almost nondescript but similar to the fake banana as described in aroma. A little chocolate and toffee, but decent grain, smoke, and coffee flavors splashing up as it ebbs and flows around the palate. Harsher booze may seem slightly hidden by these sweet and robust qualities, and the carbonation, but it soon comes into its own in the occasional heat or pepper breath while drinking and a mild, lingering warmth after each swallow, building up in mouth as the beer level goes down in glass. Earthy, roasty, and herbal aftertaste. Body is medium or thereabouts, syrupy with suds that aren't too aggressive, only slightly tingly at first before mellowing to almost cream. And as mentioned, at least some warming effects from alcohol. Honestly, it could stand to be more astringent than it is. Not a top shelf Imperial Stout (although I'll likely end up overrating it compared to most), but quite good nonetheless.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black very thin tan head that leaves quickly. You can smell the coffee and some chocolate aroma slight oak smell. Taste is a little odd something there I cant put my finger on on the back end, taste of coffee and chocolate little smoke maybe what ever the back end taste is not very good. The after taste causes the feel to be off as well almost taste like its over carbonated maybe? Overall not a beer I liked much or would have again.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RajaSTL
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alarmclock314
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chessiejackson
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Wamba
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tt_andy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkansasTraveller
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MPSTARR
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dataylor21
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrainBamage
2.32/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours dark black with a thin lace of head. Has bourbon aromas which aren't very strong for 8.5% ABV. Flavor is masked by the extreme bitterness. Bitterness sticks around for awhile and almost seems artificial. In the end it's quite flavorless, masking bitterness, and no discernible chocolate taste to it. Not recommended.

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Photo of tedvr
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a decent enough stout, and not too sweet which is a good thing. But if your going to call it Double Chocolate Stout, I expect at least a little chocolate in the flavor profile. Again, not bad, but I won't need to revisit this one again.

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Photo of bwgassman
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Double Chocolate Stout from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 415 ratings.
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