RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Chocolate malt and roasted barley provide the dark color and fully body of chocolate stout. Toasy accents and a hoppy dryness add to this smooth brew. An old time favorite youll remember.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (3672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
6/13/2007: Fort Collins Brewery Chocolate Stout pours a dark brown color with a medium-size, foamy tan head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is yeasty with some roasted malt and fruitiness to it along with a lactose-like quality. It is really quite unappealing. The flavor is roasty, but there really isnt very much chocolate flavor. The finish is quite roasty/bordering on near burnt with some dark chocolate nuances. The flavor seems to worsen with each drink.. Overall this beer is on the sweeter side and has a medium to medium-full body. It is smooth on the palate with an average level of carbonation. This beer goes down quick, but I think it might be because I am trying to get it finished up and over with so that I can move on to something better!

12 oz bottle from The Hop Shop in Indianapolis, Indiana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 12, 2007
Pours a deep dark black with a tan head. The aroma is a mixture of chocolate and coffe with some hints of dark fruit. The flavor is smooth and has a roasted flavor. There is some chocolate to the taste but it is weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (5178) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Bottle. Opaque black with small head that tries to last. Aroma is coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Taste is sweetish on the front then smoked wood, resiny hops, and chicory coffee. Palate is smooth and a bit dry, with a medium body. Quality beer, but just too much char-roasted barley flavor for my tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. A pretty nice, well rounded stout. Drinkable and full flavored w/o a ton of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is predominantly roasted malts, slight cho and a little lactose sweetness. Flavor is again mostly roasted malts, with a smidge of hops and some cho/coffee notes. A little thin and on the watery side. Nothing offensive, yet nothing of note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
islay (2459) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Simplistic aroma features roasted coffee beans, a touch of tar, and some hops. Pours a near black dark brown with a dark amber hue and a small amount of short-lasting tan head. Produces some lacing. The flavor begins sharp, lemony, and bitter. I expected a chocolate sweetness implied in the name to emerge thereafter, but the flavor fails to progress to such a state. Surprisingly light, slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Soft in the palate. Low in carbonation. Easy to drink. Fort Collins Chocolate Stout isnt a bad beer; it simply isnt very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (1527) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
A pretty good chocolate stout. Not very high in alcohol (as many beers of this style). Dark, rich color and malty chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Sample thanks to Cornfield: Bid rich and roasty aroma drifting from the intensely black pour. The flavors were roasted barley, chocolate, cocoa, espresso, and burnt brown sugar. The palate was just a touch too thin, but not distractingly so. The hop bitterness shows up mainly in the finish...quite strong but not oppresive. Very well made beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Poured a near pitch black with no head to speak of. Smell is rather un-appealing. Some scent of hops and some kind of bad lactose. Taste is pretty much the same, but the hops are more prominent. I think the biggest problem is the flavors dont meld very well together. Theyre both in your face and fighting one another instead of blending together and complimenting one another. Its very thin and watery for a stout. Good thing it is, because Im going to make short work of this thing just to get it over with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle courtesy Shag/Clash. Poured a nice dark brown color, almost black, good initial head and lacing. The aroma was chocolate and lacto notes. The flavor was rich chocolate with some lactic notes, a lightly roasted bitter aspect at the end of each sip, certainly not bitter, though, and obviously not hoppy. Mouthfeel was slick and oily, a nice finish with each sip. Thanks, Matt, a nice one!

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