Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a slightly thick, watery dark brown-black color with a good-sized creamy tan head with shorter retention but good cling and lacing. Its roasty aroma featured a blend of earthy tones with malt, including caramel, toffee, and chocolate. The taste was sweet with notes of chocolate, caramel, a bit of coffee and some lighter earthy, grainy bitterness at the finis. The beer had a pretty wet and watery mouthfeel with low carbonation and was a touch and creamy. voyageurmike (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Poured into shaker from bottle. Dark opaque brown with fair-sized tan head and some chocolate aroma. Not so much chocolate to the flavor, mainly just malt. Mildly bitter finish but not long - it’s too watery a beer to leave much of an aftertaste. PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 10, 2015
Chocolate-hued and thick in appearance, with a dense and sticky sandy tan head. Aroma is nice -- Cocoa powder, milk, splashes of coffee and sourdough. The flavor is mild, for a chocolate stout. Soft cocoa in the front is followed by the soft bite of roasted malt. Very clean, balanced finish. Almost a little too insubstantial -- I’d like more lingering chocolate. Poundable, though. Drjohnrock (805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Fort Collins variety pack purchased at The Party Source. Opaque brown color, nice firm roasted malt/chocolate nose, good flavor like the aroma plus coffee-like notes. Only negative note is a slight medicinal/chemical taste without which this rating would be higher. Still well worth trying. AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with mostly lasting medium khaki head. Excellent lacing. Roasted coffee, light chocolate malt and citrus hop aromas. Dark malt heavy up front with a light chocolate malt and coffee bean finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Not a flavorful stout. Very watery in texture and flavor. Strong roasted grain flavor. Slightly bitter. Smells roasted to the nose
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beerandhockey8 (403) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice dark brown, almost black with a dark brown head. Nose is heavy coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, mostly bitter with hints of sweetness as well. Finishes sharply with a lingering taste. Not a bad beer, just a little on the flat side. Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head, no retention, no lace.Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Roasted malt aroma, mild coffee.
Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, iced coffee.
Thin body for a stout, more like a porter.
On tap at Ethyl & Tank in Columbus Ohio. Fort Collins chocolate stout is a dark brown black beer with a thin head of tan bubbles. nose is rich dark chocolate with a nice black coffee hint. Taste is more roasty coffee, dark chocolate goodness resolving into very nice bitter chocolate finish. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is about a finger high, with a khaki shade. It’s somewhat soft and creamy, but not impressively so. Retention isn’t fantastic, either. A decent ring of lacing is left behind, which seems to fade away with time.
S: Well, there is some chocolate...just not a lot of it. I pick up a mild note of floral hops, too. There’s also some roasted malt, and even more in the way of nuts and caramel. Closer to a brown ale than a stout (much less a porter), but really not bad at all. I kind of expected worse.
T: Just like the nose suggested - it feels like I’m drinking a brown ale. A mild wave of brown sugar and chocolate opens it up, transforming into a gently roasted dryness on the finish. Touches of floral hops appear at times. Since they didn’t add actual chocolate (just chocolate malt), I can forgive the mildness of the chocolate flavor. There just isn’t anything here to ’wow’ me, though.
M: I like how dry and crisp it is. It just isn’t very substantial feeling. I believe a great stout should dry AND luxurious feeling; frankly, this is a bit watery. Come to think about it, it’s not even that dry, either - I’m feeling some residual sugar on the palate. Only when the semi-zesty carbonation fades does this really make it feel any richer.
O: Rather bland and unassuming. I knew this wouldn’t be Choklat, but did it have to be this boring to drink? It’s an okay gateway craft beer, though.
EDIT: It’s becoming more watery as I drink it. Time to drop the scores some.