Chocolate Stout brewed by the Fort Collins Brewery - Colorado
A velvety smooth
mouthfeel, satisfyingly roasty flavor and medium body make this brew
positively seductive. Subtle hop bitterness rounds out the character of
roasted barley and chocolate malt in this proven classic. Chocolate Stout
took home the gold at the 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This stout goes
great with a traditional steak and potatoes dinner. ABV: 5.3. IBU's 33.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Very dark, almost black, except for velvety walnut brown highlights when held to
the light. The head is dark almond and fleeting, leaving little lace, but does
leave a film on the glass with each swirl.
Rich, roasted malt and coffee is followed by unsweetened chocolate. The
exquisite simplicity of the aroma requires warmth to shine as some pine resin
makes a nice contrast.
There is a good dose of bitter, black coffee with baker’s chocolate. This is
followed by some measure of pine sap and hops. All in all, for a stout, this one
is fairly clean. There is a chocolate/coffee confection as well.
Chocolate Stout has a medium body, is dry and more carbonated than most stouts.
It has a velvet texture and modest astringency.
A good drinking beer from a pint glass, this is better for social occasions and
would easily mix well with bar food.
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.
The Fort Collins Brewery
The Fort Collins Brewery is a microbrewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. We
have been open for 7 years and provide 7 full time brews and a whole slew of
limited release offerings.