Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle
Iíve got no idea where this came from but a tick is a tick. Hiding in the fridge it must have been overshadowed by everything else. Itís not the worst beer in the world but after just a few sips I found myself so indifferent that about half was a drain pour.
Aroma / Appearance - The chocolately brown pour lived up to expectations. The bubbly ring of head, however, was a bit on the off side as it had this strange yellow tint. Coffee and slightly stale chocolate milk were mildly appealing at best.
Flavor / Palate - The taste of light bodied chocolate milk was meh. Coffee, probably Maxwells or something similar, did not help either. The sweet lingering mouthfeel made me want to reach for anything at all. It is far from the worst beer I have tried but being weak bodied and thin it is not good either.
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a finger of light brown head. Settles in minutes with thin sheets and rings of lacing. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, mild roasted malt, mild alcohol. Flavor is chocolate up, building slightly with a front fading into a sweet, mildly roasted finish. Quite mild and sweet throughout. Flavor could be bolder/stronger, ABV could be higher but itís not necessary and Iím not sure this beer could mask much more alcohol as is. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. A light chocolate stout, very drinkable, throw in some lactose and make it a sweet stout.
phaleslu (4427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle at Gordoís. Pours a dark, pretty much opaque coffee brown with a small tan head. Notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts, toasted nuts, dry grains, and stale brownies. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, roasty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Solid chocolate stout.
Europa326 (8) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
My second favorite from the Fort Collins lunchbox (the first being: Kidd Black Lager) this chocolate stout is slightly sweet with a seductive aroma, and though somewhat lacking in the chocolate flavor category, makes up for it with an excellent deep malty flavor with notes of coffee, molasses, and prominent hops. Smells just the way you think it would: like roasted dark chocolate. It pours dark with a very pronounced tan head which doesnít last incredibly long, but leaves a nice lacing. The taste is very malty with a mild chocolate flavor to provide sweetness and a very bitter hoppy finish. Itís a bit too watery (which dampens its otherwise perfect mouth-feel) and Iíd defiantly say the coffee flavor overpowers the chocolate, which in turn ends up getting overpowered by the hops as the taste finishes. This beer does a lot, maybe too much. I remember very much enjoying my first sip and then gradually becoming more and more underwhelmed as I continued drinking. Still, itís a good stout for someone who isnít looking for anything too sweet and enjoys a nice hop kick, like I do.
edgallow (1076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Taste is nice malts, chocolate and coffee.
bigtaster (396) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, large light brown head, black opaque beer. Tonight of chocolate in aroma, reminds me mostly of baking chocolate. Light body for a stout, flavor is immediate dark chocolate, going into long cocoa finish with hints of anise. Overall fairly enjoyable, not necessarily what I look for in a stout.
atlrizzob (83) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown visual. Odour is sweet molasses. Tastes like molasses and roasted malt with a slight hop-chocolate finish. Pretty good stout with good MOUTH FEEL. Good first impression from Fort Collins.
UncleKorm (249) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a small lasting tan head and great lacing. Moderate aromas of cookie dough, molasses, and malt. Initial flavor is light sweet to a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are malt heavy, a nice roast level on the barley gives it a classic stout taste, a light lime citrus bite, and some molasses. Medium bodied, watery texture, lively carbonation, and a lasting malt flavor on the finish. This is a good beer. It suffers from itís name "Chocolate" Stout. Sorry...way too many other stouts that nail the chocolate flavor. This beer does not. Had FCB called it "Malted" Stout, folks might rate it higher. Good beer, but not what it claims to be.
fattybladdy (193) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a deep black with hefty amount of tan head. Taste is roatsed malts, chocolate, coffee, some sweetness. A bit watered down but still decent.
slatermcs (49) - - MAR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to pint glass. Mild roasted malt aroma. Moderate head, thin lacing. Very mild chocolate flavor intermixed with roasted malts. Very light bodied. Overall weak flavor and much too thin bodied