Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fort Collins Chocolate Stout

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You didn't think I was going to forget about the beer today did you? Hell, no! Today I'm drinking my first beer from Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. That would be their Chocolate Stout. I got this guy on my recent excursion to the Orlando Total Wine. Sounds yummy!

There are some chocolate and malty scents to begin with, not overly pronounced. If you get a deep whiff, you might smell a little plum and dark cherry, too. Taking my first sip, you get mainly burnt and roasted malty flavors, and any chocolate is buried way in the background behind those two. This beer is not sweet at all. Rather, there are some coffee and hops flavors that provide plenty of bitterness. Very subtle dark fruit flavors also appear. The beer is pretty thin for a stout, and it is not that smooth. The carbonation is noticeable, but not bad. I just wish I got more chocolate in my chocolate stout and that this was slightly sweeter. The finish leaves nothing behind and is about the same as the rest of the beer--a bit too bland. That's all, except...

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