nearbeer (5372) - 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. 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. 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. islay (2677) - 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 isn’t a bad beer; it simply isn’t very good. raymow (1602) - 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.
RAYBOY01 (2011) - 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. 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 don’t meld very well together. They’re both in your face and fighting one another instead of blending together and complimenting one another. It’s very thin and watery for a stout. Good thing it is, because I’m going to make short work of this thing just to get it over with. User37895 (3042) - - 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! Nuffield (4169) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2007
I had this for with dinner on a lovely May evening in Minnesota. It hit all the expected spots, not brilliantly but nicely. Deep black, moderate lacing. Roasted and rather rich aroma and front, tame middle, some suggestions of roasted malt but not deep in the sense of chocolate. Moderate finish, not especially hoppy (which is good in my stouts). Average bottled palate. Good, solid drinker. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
This pours a very dark mahogany body with a creamy, light cocoa head. Good lacing. The aroma is chocolatey with a fair amount of roasted malt. Medium-bodied, it tastes of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt with a bit of barley, and a light touch of weak coffee. Some hop bitterness is detectable near the finish, balancing the ale out nicely. Pretty decent.
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