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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Snifter on tap at Alive One in Cincinnati. Six dollars. Black color. Good thin light brown head, good lace. Nice smooth crisp lighter carbonation, dry finish. Good bitter sweet taste. Satisfactory chocolate flavor, of darker variety. Satisfyingly chocolate. I’m impressed. A lot of "chocolate" stouts are weak on the chocolate, but this one delivers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Sampled in a bomber in Boulder. Pours with a huge head on it, which was suprising. Overall the flavor is quality and very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6124) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
6/23/12. 22oz bottle. Black pour with a nice tan head that cuts but laces in plentiful sheets. Rich chocolate aroma that lands somewhere between milk and dark. Underneath there is touches of coffee mixed with a slight bit of fruitiness. Slightly less sweet flavor than the aroma that shows roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate and a touch of chocolate milk. There’s also bits of caramel and lingering dry, roasted coffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
I found this a bit boozy and blah, and tasted of coffee. In fairness I been drinking some nice RIS’s and this one just fell short comparitivly. not impressed, but was drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3178) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3837) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1019) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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