Double Chocolate Stout brewed by the Fort Collins Brewery - Colorado
The most decadent
creation ever to be crafted in FCB's brewhouse. This blushing black beer is
complimented by a thick tawny head and lively chocolate nose. Deep roasty
flavors, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of
imperializing an already flawless brew. This double chocolate stout is 8.1%
ABV and has 47 IBU's.
Appearance – Poured out black with a half finger of light mocha head that stayed
around and left a nice lacing down the glass.
Aroma – Light and sweet smell with cocoa powder, milk chocolate and vanilla.
Taste – Very smooth tasting brew. Definite milk chocolate and cocoa immediately
run up. It’s sweet but definitely not overpowering. Lingering vanilla in the
taste is very nice. Light roasted malts are there. Finishes with just a small
amount of bitterness.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with lovely carbonation. Feels tingly on the palate.
Leaves a mix of sweet and bitter behind.
Overall – Was afraid this would be overpowering on the chocolate side bit it is
not. Has a very nice chocolate taste with just the right amount of sweetness.
Bitterness finishes it well and makes it a great smooth drink.
Fort Collins Brewery has the only restaurant in a brewery in Northern Colorado
with Gravity 1020. It’s a great starting place with lunch and beer tasting. The
tasting room is open Monday through Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday & Saturday
11am-7pm. Guided brewery tours are offered every Saturday at 1, 2, 3, 4, and
5pm. Tours are free and last 15-20 minutes. Gravity 1020 is open
Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-3pm.
Fort Collins - Colorado’s Napa Valley of Beer
Fort Collins is sometimes called Colorado’s Napa Valley of Beer or the Beer
Capital of Colorado. It is the second largest producer of beer in the state.
According to the American Brewers Association, Fort Collins produces 70% of
Colorado’s craft beer. Fort Collins was a “dry” community until 1969 and now
ranks #1 in the county in volume produced by breweries.