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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout - Breckenridge Brewery

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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 01-11-2011)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

Pouring to a very dark brown- almost black- color, this cream stout emits an aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, and some nuts. The foam looks nice at first, but it does settle down rather quickly and leaves only spotty lacing.

This beer has a flavor that is similar to its aroma, but with a few key differences. The tastes of dark chocolate and creamy milk chocolate are obvious and there is also some roasted malt, caramel, a touch of coffee, and some earthy notes. The body of this stout is medium and it leans toward the sweet side.

This is a creamy, tasty stout that would taste great all by itself or with a chocolate and/or nutty dessert. The sweetness isn’t overbearing and the flavor offers some good contributions from several complex tastes. It’s a little more alcoholic than its taste would lead you to believe, so you do need to take this one seriously. It’s a solid, tasty stout all- around and one that should satisfy the stout lovers and others among us.

11-09-2013 01:53:54 | More by BryanCarey
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barczar

Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev +1%

Pours an opaque brown black with a frothy mocha head that lingers. Chocolate and cocoa counter nutty and roasted malt in the aroma. There's a touch of dark fruit tartness, and a hint of tar. Flavor is on the sweet side initially, with chocolate melding with light tart cherry underpinnings, finishing slightly roasty and a touch bitter. Nutty, toasted malt waves throughout, but chocolate sweetness rules the day. The tart character prevents it from being cloying. A little short on the roasty stout character and heavy on chocolate. Guilty pleasure of a beer.

07-26-2014 04:48:20 | More by barczar
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

This is my first brew from Breckenridge, and I'm having it from a bottle.

Appearance: Jet black cannot see through it. It had only a 1/2 finger head with an aggressive pour.

Smell: It smells fresh and like a Hershey kiss.

Taste: I'm getting some coffee notes with a strong chocolate taste overall, only slightly bitter.

Mouth feel: It has a nice feel thick and satisfying.

Overall: It is a good beer and a great start for me from Breckenridge. I do believe this is my first milk stout also so cheers.

06-21-2014 23:37:32 | More by bleedsblu
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-21-2013 23:39:35 | More by Tiernan
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev 0%

12oz sample bottle.

LOOK: Black as night, thick creamy tan head.

SMELL: Burnt sugar, hot fudge, cocoa powder, confections, sweet, hint of alcohol.

TASTE: Creamy, smooth, full bodied, milk chocolate, brown bread, faint molasses, mild roast coffee, sweet finish.

Bold but not pushy, complex but the smoothness makes it sooo drinkable. Damn good.

11-05-2011 05:02:00 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Growler fill, Green Growler Grocery, Croton-On-Hudson, NY

Darkest of browns to near black, darker mocha head, retentive and leaving all sorts of thick and fine stick.

Earty nose, with some dark malts, vanilla and powdered sugar.

Tasty and smooth, more vanilla, dark malts and moderate chalky dryness in the finish.

Super smooth and easy on the tongue, mouth and back of the throat.

Well crafted and quite enjoyable stuff. Happy to get to try this one on draft and in nice shape.

03-03-2012 04:07:15 | More by Billolick
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JayEvans813

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +15.3%

Poured on tap at world of beer south Tampa.

A- pours very dark brown/black with minimal head

S- smells of dark chocolate

T- a delicious blend of 70% dark chocolate with hint of coffee and Milky creaminess

M- finishes with chocolate milk and coffee

A very delicious stout, sweet with the taste of a dark chocolate

08-09-2013 02:43:37 | More by JayEvans813
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-08-2014 14:40:21 | More by KolbMarley
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. One of the heaviest chocolate aromas I have found in a beer.

The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of milk chocolate and roasted malt notes, with some vanilla and cream notes mixed in. There is also a hint of coffee/espresso in the flavor which I really enjoy.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice chocolate beer.

10-13-2011 03:13:31 | More by Mora2000
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-26-2012 13:07:13 | More by Skye1024
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mikejonze

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-29-2014 05:19:51 | More by mikejonze
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2014 02:34:57 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured cold from the bottle, it was a nice dark stout with minimal head. The smell was very sweet, chocolaty, and malty. Very creamy and chocolaty initial taste that turns quite sweet, because of the malts, and then finishes with subtle burnt aftertaste. Very low carbonation which, for me, is a MUST for a stout.

Would I buy it again? For the price of the four-pack... No. There are much better stouts available, but definitely worth a grab for something new to try.

11-25-2012 22:39:33 | More by NilocRellim
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ChaseBacon

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-16-2014 19:49:55 | More by ChaseBacon
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juicebox

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-14-2014 00:44:28 | More by juicebox
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-30-2013 02:20:23 | More by Cynic-ale
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +21%

Poured from 12oz bottle into stout glass. Clean brown pour, jet black in the glass with visible carbonation, lets no light through. Fizzy dark tan head which dissipates leaving lovely lacing and film. Smell is sweet, smooth, coffee and chocolate, all in balance. Taste is similar; coffee and chocolate bitterness predominate up front, with a sweet silky finish that goes perfectly with the velvety mouthfeel.

04-13-2013 02:24:49 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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rwilde

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-27-2012 20:17:09 | More by rwilde
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%

Pitch black body smooth creamy light beige khaki head, forms thick with fine bubbles. Even speckled lacing left behind, aroma comes off a bit muted with shades of dark chocolate and cream. A bit of toffee and caramel with dark roasted malt base this smells balanced not too dessert like. Sharp sweetness cream based, with roasted malts bringing dark chocolate and hints of mild coffee. Smooth balanced and drinkable flavors are well coordinated, it's a very nice beer especially as it warms up a bit even more flavor bursts. A hint of sourdough tartness or yogurt like quality is in there, and it actually works with the sweet and lactic notes that come with a good cream/milk stout. Impressive beer from Breckenridge, I'm glad I didn't give up on them their imperial series typically doesn't disappoint. Mouthfeel even flowing carbonation creamy textured, medium to full bodied. Not a harsh bone in it's body, smooth all day very nice impy cream stout. Overall a beer I would recommend to friends and dedicated beer drinkers alike, excellent quality from first to last sip.

06-17-2012 16:45:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-07-2012 23:01:00 | More by chinchill
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-09-2012 03:55:13 | More by Zonian1
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2014 21:39:31 | More by LXIXME
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2013 13:51:40 | More by JMS1512
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Brenden

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

The tan head atop this beer is thick and dense, just taller than one finger and well sustained at that state. It only falls very slowly and leaves lots of almost chunky webbing and netting below a ring before alternating to patching and heavy spotting.
Chocolate seems like part of the bills but doesn't bring all the decadence it could. The roasty base supports it well. There's a bit of caramel/toffee sweetness, necessary to even out a charred woods note that almost goes astringent and likely would without it. Roasted coffee rests underneath as part of the overall effect, and just under all of that is some meaty nut. It's more powdery on the nose and slightly more fudgy on the palate. It does have a sort of lactic creaminess to it, which clues me in to its nature despite only imperial stout being in the description available. It doesn't have as much of the sweetening and smoothing effect as some of the masters, but it almost reaches it.
It has a richness to it and has the body of an imperial stout, big and full. It's thick, but not terribly heavy. The robustness is felt as well as the roast, as it leans toward the dry end when wood and underlying roasty effects kick in more strongly than sweetness from middle to finish.

03-28-2014 18:36:27 | More by Brenden
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CloudStrife

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Pours a dark dark brown appearing black in the glass. 1 finger khaki head that is gone within a minute. No light gets through this beer.

S: Initial smell has some dark chocolate malts and a hint of coffee. Some of that milk stout sweetness is in there too. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

T: Mild chocolate flavors with a good amount of sweetness. A little coffee in the background. Sort of an odd hop finish. Lingering milky taste.

M: A little thin and watery, especially for an imperial stout. On the contrast it is pretty easy drinking because of that.

Overall an enjoyable milk stout with good chocolate taste. Worth a try but not something I would buy a 4-pack of. With the added ABV they could have added in some more flavor.

05-06-2012 23:26:50 | More by CloudStrife
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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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