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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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The most decadent creation ever to be crafted in FCBís brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1319) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bomber Bottle from Champanes, this beer had a dark brown pour and made a one finger light tan head that receded to a thin cover with a few open areas and ring at the edges of the glass, this beer left some spots and partial rings of lacing on the sides of the glass, I found no sediment in the bottle, this drink had aromas of chocolate, milk chocolate, toasted and roasted malt and a hint of coffee, chocolate and molasses sweetness, the chocolate was out front in this beer, it had flavors of chocolate, toasted and roasted malt, a little grainy, chocolate and molasses sweetness, the finish did have some bitterness and it gave a nice balance to this brew, the mouth feel was about medium or a touch less, some creaminess on the palate, and average carbonation, the nose had a nice chocolate and sweetness with some roasted malt to give a balance to this brew, this beer was easy to drink, I did not notice the 8.1% alc., this stout was a nice, smooth drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
You could tell me this is an Impy and Iíd believe you. Perhaps it made a difference that I tasted this from a large wine glass rather than pint glass or whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1205) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
March 31st, 2011 - Double Chocolate Stouts typically occupy a very special place in my heart, and a rather indiscriminate place around my gut. They afford me the occasional luxury of drinking my beer like it was chocolate milk, and reminding myself how purely delicious and wonderful that ambrosia seemed when I was younger. Now, chocolate milk is a creamy glass of guilt and fat. But where the magic faded for chocolate milk, itís re-appeared with the Ft. Collins Brewery Double Chocolate Stout. Deep and dark brown and with a tan head and strong lacing with medium bubbles, it looks like it might indeed be made of chocolate, or has some strong chocolate ancestry at least. The aroma is cool and wet, like rain on parched earth, and features some chocolate, but it is neither dark nor dry. I also detect the wholly separate smell of cacao nibs, brighter and more fruity. The aroma is a little chalky, and includes some token smells of charred beef, just to prove its stout credentials. Moving to the flavor, we find itís not a dark chocolate stout, but semi-sweet and semi-bitter, a bit like high quality Ghiradelli chocolate chips. The moderate carbonation lets a lot of flavor through the carbon dioxide traffic. Bright and acerbic, with a quick drop in the aftertaste to a long, char taste, this brew is desperately trying to show off both its chocolate and its stout sides, but the best it can do is turn left and right quickly enough to make it look like a blur. Even the chocolate side tastes a bit light and restrained. After looking for inspiration on Ratebeer, Iíve found some of the commonly acknowledged hops in the flavor, and maybe some of the caramel other reviewers have reported, and some of that espresso bitterness too, but not much else. Otherwise, this is a stout thatís trying to mask itself with some semi-sweet chocolate, and for the most part it works, even if it tastes a little bit cobbled together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8543) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at the restaurant Gravity 1020 next to the brewery on October 9, 2012
Very dark red color, light brown head. Malty, chocolate, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Roasted aftertaste. Roasted scent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle thanks to my brother, dougefreezy. Pours a cola black with a brown head. Strong aromas of chocolate, coffee and roast. Taste is a milk chocolate with a nice coffee balance. Some hops present also. Very creamy mouthfeel, almost milkshake like. This beer is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours extremely dark and thick with a large brown head. Great balance of chocolate and roasted flavors to this without overpowering each other.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mellocello (43) - - AUG 17, 2012
Drank from a 22 oz. bottle. Very dark color. Has a equal balance of chocolate and coffee notes. Both of which sit nicely in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haugeberg (71) - - AUG 17, 2012
Poured into pint glass. Very sweet, Hershey syrup like flavor to the beer. This beer would be best with a nitrogen pour. Quite refreshing and light for a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Awesome chocolate stout. It drinks more like a regular stout but it is full bodied and full flavored, it just is soooo drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (326) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours a nice dark black hue with a caramel colored, small-bubbled small head. aroma carries molasses notes and clear cocoa. Had to fight to smell the coffee. Taste was sweet but carried no surprises given the aroma. Perhaps a bit too bitter. It does not conceal a high ABV. It does have a nice cocoa finish.

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