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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

533 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 23
Gots: 37 | 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 hopsolutely:
Photo of hopsolutely
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a near-black with minimal chocolate covered head that disappears quickly, leaving no lacing. A surprisingly muted aroma of roasted chocolate malts with coffee tones. The flavour is more robust, with a nice blend of chocolate milky creaminess and coffee grounds' bitterness in the finish. Roasted dark and chocolate malt tones in the body transition nicely from caramel sweetness to hop bitterness. There's enough dark and milk chocolate flavours to suit the name without being cloying. Mouthfeel is oily, as befitting the 7.2% ABV, but increased carbonation would help my personal enjoyment of this bottle.

hopsolutely, Dec 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

barczar, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bleedsblu, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Tiernan, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Billolick, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of JayEvans813
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

JayEvans813, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KolbMarley, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mora2000, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Skye1024, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of mikejonze
3/5  rDev -22.3%

mikejonze, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

NilocRellim, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of ChaseBacon
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChaseBacon, May 16, 2014
Photo of juicebox
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

juicebox, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

rwilde, May 27, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

chinchill, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Zonian1, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cmwilliq, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Trashcat, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

LXIXME, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JMS1512, Jun 13, 2013
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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.