NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Nice roastiness in the nose with a hint of chocolate, though mostly coffee and roasted grain. A bit thin in body. leathery and some pepper coming across in the taste. If this had more body, it could be a pretty good stout, but as it stands, comes up a bit short. Nice though. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Shared by blankboy with garthicus and tupalev. Opaque black, thick, smallish tan frothy diminishing pour. Roasty, slightly sour burnt malt, light herbal, stale coffee. Taste - same, dry, coffee beans, mild, cocoa. Light body, nice roasty astringency - quick finish, bitter mint/herbal aftertaste. Good, not much chocolate. garthicus (2926) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2008
Blankboys bottle: Shared with Paul, Harry and Jeff. Appearance: Pitch black, small cream head. Aroma: Smokey, chocolate some chocolate too. Flavour: Smoke and chocolate, leather and spice. A short but sharp finish. Really nice, very enjoyable. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours dark / brown black. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of coffee. Roasted malt. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout
Oh, my, it finally happened, a beer label that uses the phrase "imperializing". I didn’t know that was acceptable terminology yet. Lovely watercolors on the imagery, though.
Deep black, slim cocoa-tinged head.
Roasty, toasty aromatics, full flowering of the cocoa bean.
On the tongue, it’s pleasure aplenty, rich, delicious, full bodied, long finish, chocolate lingering long, with coffee flavors below.
Tasty, tasty stuff!
"Imperialized", though? ...maybe...
Headbanger (3992) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2008
22oz bottle-Pours black with a nice fairly loose tan head which emits an aroma of coffee, smoke, bacon, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor begins with coffee and roasted malt on this full bodied brew. It then fades into more malt , smoke, and then the chocolate kicks in on the back end along with some dryness and a little chalk. A pretty decent tasting brew. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle from Midtown in Nashville. I was going to get one for Ross, but when I called him from the store, he did not want it because it was only rated 79 (note, he also turned down a Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout). Now that little whiny bitch is crying because I did not send him one. Aunt Flo must be visiting this monthross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma of dark roast, coffee, and balsamic reduction. Full bodied with prickly carbonation. Initial flavor of dark bitter unsweetened chocolate, black patent malt, and coffee. Mid palate, the texture thins out a bit, and has notes of cheap red wine, along with a moderate residual sweetness. The finish is where this goes downhill. It has a harsh bitterness and astringency, making me think of strong cheap coffee. The name is misleading, and I am not sure about the sweet stout classification on this site.
Bomber from Total Wine. I was glad to find this one since my buddy who can get these beers NEGLECTED to buy me any. That would be smitty the cocksucker, the one who blows Robert Plant, the anal pirate of Nashville. Thanks, I’ll remember that when it comes time to send you your beer. This beer is the first bomber I have seen from Fort Collins, so I decided to pick one up. Pours out pitch black with a thick brown head on it. Smell is full of roasted malts, chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is where the beer proves that it is a ’double chocolate’ stout. It is pretty much like drinking a Hershey bar with alcohol. Smooth too, and very rich. The 22 oz bomber was quite an undertaking but it was well worth it. Nice stuff actually from a brewery which I do not typically care for. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
22 oz bottle. Aroma of bitter chocolate, dried coffee grounds, buttered toast, grassy hops and alcohol. Pours a dark brown with a thin and quickly disappearing khaki head. Medium bodied on the palate with notes of bakers chocolate, astringent malt, cold press, pepper and creamy oatmeal. Lasting bitter, and slightly astringent finish. Nothing special here. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2008
[bottle] shared by BDR. Pours black with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and roasted barley. Flavor is lots of chocolate, some coffee flavors, and a building bitter finish.