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

553 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 26
Gots: 41 | 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:
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(Beer added by: emmasdad on 01-11-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Act25
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle pour into a Leffe Chalice. *bought as craft pack at WF so may be a bit stale.
**Came back to upgrade this a bit, with a fresher bottle. More lacing and stickiness, not flat at all. (but still too sweet and pruney, fruit cake for me, at least for summer time - still needs a stinky cheese to go with).

LOOK: Black as tar, thick creamy tan head, but first bottle fades too fast and leaves too little lacing. Flat. Prune juice like.

SMELL: Burnt sugar, boardwalk, cocoa powder, confection kitchen, sweet, prunes, hay, alcohol.

TASTE: Creamy, full bodied, licorice first, a melange of chocolate, sweet brown bread, molasses, roast coffee, prunes, flour less chocolate cake, fruitcake, with a sweet finish. (not much hop bitterness). Given the complexity, the mishmash, this is a last beer of the evening brew.

MF. Flattish, but smooth and fat and juicy.

Overall - Complex and a bit messy. Don't need my beers this sweet. Want some heavy cream cheeses, and smelly rind to go with this. Dessert beer - yes! Winter - beer - Yes! Tastes like an aged stout…. Not as good as Youngs Double or Imperial Stouts I have tried.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, thanks be to doktorzee for bringing this back for me from his tour of Colorado breweries last week.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with ever so slight cola basal edges, and one skinny finger of tightly foamy, sort of creamy tan head, which leaves some nice spider web lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of medium-dry musty cocoa, lightly soured mild solids, a bit of caramelized malt, slightly burnt brown sugar, a touch of cafe au lait, and earthy, mildly bitter hops. The taste is creamy milk chocolate, soft caramel malt, tame gritty coffee notes, and an earthy, leafy astringency, with a teeny weenie booze warming.

The carbonation is present, but typically welcome in its softness, the body a decent medium weight, and quite smooth, with a veritable creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the lactose - both milk and chocolate borne - filling the bill, with little else breaking through.

An agreeable enough milk stout, the alcohol well sublimated, and thus a certain balanced attained. However, there just doesn't seem to be that certain complexity that might carry this higher and farther into one's good graces.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good chocolate beer from Steve in Warren. He added this one in July 2012 and I received in December. Really nice chocolate pudding flavour, that went well with my chocolate brunch. Dark chocolate bodied with a nice head. Very drinkable. One of the better ones I have had from them.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.