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RATINGS: 340   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3028) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has roasty cocoa and just a faint hint of anise. Flavor has lots of dark chocolate but not bitter...more roasty...one dimensional but tasty. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/chocolatey...almost burnt...with a dry and bitter finale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3575) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured an almost black color, with aromas of all chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is cocoa, chocolate, dark malts, touch of coffee, and a slightly boozy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (989) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roast malt and cocoa. Nice lookin dark with persistent tan head. Cocoa and coffee headline the flavor, with caramel, vanilla and banana. Dry, hearty feel. Flavors nicely balanced. Pepper and clove notes. Great stuff - i will look for this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: pours solid dark browns bordering on black under a broken khaki head. Swirls with little change.
Nose: malted milk balls, chocolate covered ash and brittle, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate vanilla, and chocolate graham crackers. Undercurrent of red wine tannins with plum skins mingling with the grape skins.
Palate: where oh where did the nose go? Massive puckerage with lactic acidity, truckloads of leather bretty funky tannins, and musky red wine. Bitter brittle semisweet European chocolates. Dry leather tannic finish – prune pits and black fruit skins. Warm milk – slightly soured but not turned. Raw vanilla bean and black root in the back.
Final Thoughts: from description to name to aroma all was expectedly well…and then the flavors hit and YOWZA! Even after a couple more glasses before the keg blew, I was still quite unsure how I felt about this beer from Fort Collins. Equal parts love and equal parts derision, I’d like less funk and more chocolate. It is a Double Chocolate Stout after all…and yet the sour funkhead in me couldn’t get enough. You’ll just have to taste for yourself to reach any potential conclusion.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours almost black with a creamy tan head. Plenty of sweet chocolate, cherry, coffee and licorice on the nose. Taste is creamy, coffee, chocolate milkshake, rich malts. Very creamy mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grundlepaste (10) - - APR 18, 2012
Very smooth dark chocolate aftertaste. Very deceiving beer for 8.2 abv. Color is appropriate for a chocolate stout. Very dark effervescence as the one I had was on nitro, which could explain the smooth start to finish. Very much appreciated.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
Big bottle, poured a black color with a pretty generous head. I smell a lot of coffe beans, as well as cocoa and vanilla. Light sweetness. Medium body. Thick and creamy texture. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Rich thick flavor. Tons of chocolate with a good coffee backing. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5648) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
Tap @ grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! This one at Fort Collins taproom. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, rich dark chocolate, notes of fruit. taste is malts, both milk and dark chocolate, cherry notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250212

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluffy (1499) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
a solid entry from Fort Collins. dark roasted grains with a cocoa backbone and a warming alcohol with no astringency. lots of toffee, some coffee, some milkiness and rye bread in there too, but not too heavy. really well done.


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