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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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The most decadent creation ever to be crafted in FCB’s brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4226) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours dark / brown black. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of coffee. Roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout Oh, my, it finally happened, a beer label that uses the phrase "imperializing". I didn’t know that was acceptable terminology yet. Lovely watercolors on the imagery, though. Deep black, slim cocoa-tinged head. Roasty, toasty aromatics, full flowering of the cocoa bean. On the tongue, it’s pleasure aplenty, rich, delicious, full bodied, long finish, chocolate lingering long, with coffee flavors below. Tasty, tasty stuff! "Imperialized", though? ...maybe...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3326) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2008
22oz bottle-Pours black with a nice fairly loose tan head which emits an aroma of coffee, smoke, bacon, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor begins with coffee and roasted malt on this full bodied brew. It then fades into more malt , smoke, and then the chocolate kicks in on the back end along with some dryness and a little chalk. A pretty decent tasting brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle from Midtown in Nashville. I was going to get one for Ross, but when I called him from the store, he did not want it because it was only rated 79 (note, he also turned down a Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout). Now that little whiny bitch is crying because I did not send him one. Aunt Flo must be visiting this month

Pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma of dark roast, coffee, and balsamic reduction. Full bodied with prickly carbonation. Initial flavor of dark bitter unsweetened chocolate, black patent malt, and coffee. Mid palate, the texture thins out a bit, and has notes of cheap red wine, along with a moderate residual sweetness. The finish is where this goes downhill. It has a harsh bitterness and astringency, making me think of strong cheap coffee. The name is misleading, and I am not sure about the sweet stout classification on this site.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bomber from Total Wine. I was glad to find this one since my buddy who can get these beers NEGLECTED to buy me any. That would be smitty the cocksucker, the one who blows Robert Plant, the anal pirate of Nashville. Thanks, I’ll remember that when it comes time to send you your beer. This beer is the first bomber I have seen from Fort Collins, so I decided to pick one up. Pours out pitch black with a thick brown head on it. Smell is full of roasted malts, chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is where the beer proves that it is a ’double chocolate’ stout. It is pretty much like drinking a Hershey bar with alcohol. Smooth too, and very rich. The 22 oz bomber was quite an undertaking but it was well worth it. Nice stuff actually from a brewery which I do not typically care for.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
22 oz bottle. Aroma of bitter chocolate, dried coffee grounds, buttered toast, grassy hops and alcohol. Pours a dark brown with a thin and quickly disappearing khaki head. Medium bodied on the palate with notes of bakers chocolate, astringent malt, cold press, pepper and creamy oatmeal. Lasting bitter, and slightly astringent finish. Nothing special here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2008
[bottle] shared by BDR. Pours black with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and roasted barley. Flavor is lots of chocolate, some coffee flavors, and a building bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Bomber courtesy of illinismitty. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate, molasses, some roast. Tastes drier than the chocolate stout with some bitterness and chocolate thrown in. Not bad, but I liked the regular version more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. Poured black with a frothy tan head. Appears highly carbonated. Roasty aroma with chocolate of course. Mocha flavor with hints of roast. Medium body. Tingly carbonation. medium bitterness that ends with a slight roast/coffee aftertaste. (Rating from March ’08)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Smells, as one might expect, like chocolate. Seems a bit thin at first. Anyway, the best way I could think of to describe the flavor is like if you took chocolate milk instead of cream and poured it in coffee. Nice stuff, actually.


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