Fort Collins Kidd Black Lager

Fort Collins Kidd Black Lager

Rated 3.530 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Fort Collins Brewery

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Schwarzbier

4.1% Alcohol by Volume

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This dark & intriguing Schwarzbier is brewed with Chocolate Malt and German Tettnang hops for a balanced, Crisp, Clean taste. Dark caramel in flavor with a finish reminiscent of a Smoking Gun.

ID: 12704 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank2753
Overall Percentile94.9
Style Rank14 of 337
Style Percentile95.8
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.596
Weighted Score3.530
Standard Deviation0.394

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  • CRAFTALE 8 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Excellent roast and smoke aroma and taste---especially for a 4.5% ABV brew. Black color with medium tan head. Relatively thin body is to be expected for this style. Label and brand name are memorable.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A promising Schwarzbier that starts out with a huge roasted nose and black colour, but falls short due to thin watery feel and watered down flavour. very drinkable, but better body would help this beer immensely.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    kinda light in flavor and body, but a quite enjoyable brew. medium to dark brown, light tan head. slightly fizzy and light. aroma of light smoke, chocolate and coffee, with a hint of hops. flavor similar. clean and crisp, very drinkable.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Couple of singles from a local store, I've seen this beer around sporadically yet it remains elusive on a regular basis. Mildly smoked lager with a dark body and heavy malty feel. The overall goodness surprised me incredibly.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap @ Bearden Beer Market: thinnish black pour with a tight short head, ample lacing. Big roasted chocolate aromas with a decent dose of hops, a touch of coffee. Taste is rich roasted malts with chocolate and coffee followed by a light hops bitter linger. Very good beer; well done.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a dark, barely transparent chocolate brown with a fairly thick, if none too persistent, beige head. Aroma is strong, oily and smoky, more like that of a fine stout or porter. Flavor is rich, malty smoky with an undertone of unsweetened chocolate and a hint of fine coffee. Texture is smooth, finely grainy and fairly fizzy. Recommended to all who love dark beers.

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is one tasty session beer...Smells of smoke and malt and wood some malt. Pours watery brown with a decent head that lasted a bit. Light body on this one which I would of liked a bit more depth. Finish was smooth and the carbonation was nice. Flavor was a treat. A nice and sweet smoky treat. malt and wood it was a refreshing beer.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Wow. Pop this open and smell the gunpowder. What a novel beer. Pour it. Dark, thin and foamy. Like a soiled dove i guesss. It feels like the old west. This town isn't big enough for the both of us. Now draw! Delicious

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasty, smoky, sweet, with hints of caramel, bitter chocolate, and coffee. Very good for the style.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    As I pour this into my 25cl tulip glass I get a full, roasted aroma. The head forms an initially three finger thick, slightly brown, tan color that recedes at a medium pace. The beer is an opaque black color that shows a stunningly, brilliantly clear, rich ruby hue when held up to the light. Roasted notes take on flavors of deeply browned bread crust, black coffee, burnt grain flavors and a soft, but substantial salty smokiness; this last made me look at the bottle & yep there is some smoke malt in the grain bill. I really like the extra depth that the smoked malt adds to the aroma.

    Fairly light bodied with a touch of sweetness to it that is accentuated by the fact that it is a bit cold. Warming the beer helps a bit, including a boost to the body which seemed a bit thin before. The finish has a touch of chalkiness to it in addition to a thin smoke note that isn't nearly as lush and appetizing as it is in the aroma. A significant roast character provides lost of burnt flavors, a touch of acidity, some astringent burnt grain husk flavors. A touch of fruitiness seems to be here at times, though it is very subtle, but most reminds me of burnt cherries. The roast grain here definitely supplies a bit of bitterness to the finish.

    This has a great aroma to it, but unfortunately the flavor doesn't quite live up to the promise of the nose. Not bad, but the aroma got me expecting something that was quite tasty.

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