72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout - Breckenridge Brewery
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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
3.4/5 rDev -11.7%
12oz bottle served in a snifter.
pours the customary stout dark brown, sits an opaque black; aggressive pour yields a finger or so of tan head with modest retention and some patchy lacing evident. nose offers milk chocolate with secondary notes of vanilla, roasted malt, and leather.
taste is middling, not really living up to expectations. the chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt are all there, but just doesn't strike the chords i was hoping for. for one thing the chocolate presence is vaguely artificial. medium bodied mouthfeel with carbonation on the lower side of medium.
overall, it's OK. i didn't have to choke it down but nothing i'd trip over myself to obtain again. too many other better takes on the style out there IMO.
10-30-2012 22:23:41 | More by BostonHops
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
I had this beer at their BBQ place at the brewery.
Beige starting head that leaves some stringy ring lace. Near black color where no light passes through.
Mild darker malt aromas.
Lots of darkened toast flavors up front, bordering on burnt. Slightly sweet, but there is no real chocolate flavor here. Well-balanced presence of hops--they take the back seat, but prevent the beer from being to coy. Think porter with a higher level of hop. Smooth aftertaste of toasty, darker malts. Rich body with a spritzy level of carbonation.
10-23-2012 16:23:37 | More by smcolw
3.13/5 rDev -18.7%
Six pack purchased for $10.99 at local Fine wine/Beer store. Poured dark (as expected). Very little head but maybe poured a little too cold.I am a hop-head at heart so rating an Imperial Stout is not my forte.
Mouth feel is thick, taste is coffee then chocolate follows with that hint of cream/smoothness at the end. Aroma is just slightly alcohol that cannot be tasted.
Overall this is a good beer but as a Hop-head I don't have much to compare it to but I would call it a good beer. Nothing is bad at all. A style that I am just not used to but I appreciate the complex tastes that comes along with it. This beer showcases all the good things a stout brings to the table.
10-20-2012 16:30:15 | More by Kraeusen
3.53/5 rDev -8.3%
12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for 3.50$
Appearance - Black/Brown colour with with an average size fizzy/frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, light smoke
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and some roasted/toasted nuts. There is also a bit of a smokiness and a bitter coffee flavour and some vanilla. It ends with a grainy chocolatey slightly aftertaste.
Overall - An okay beer.. there's something about it that just doesn't seem right. I feel like I can taste a bit of cheap booze flavour, but maybe I just have a bad bottle.
10-13-2012 00:08:44 | More by spinrsx
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
A - Pours with a small head of off white foam on top of an opaque, black body. The foam settles rapidly and leaves little lace on the glass.
S - Earthy chocolate with some musty coffee notes and a bit of caramel.
T - Lots of caramel and toffee up front. Some smoky coffee in the middle and a finish of earthy chocolate and light toffee.
M - Medium body moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
D - Not bad, the elaborate, compound named description implies something a bit more complex than what you get, but it is still an enjoyable beer. Really just a slightly smoky chocolate stout.
09-27-2012 04:38:48 | More by nickfl
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
A; no head to speak of on a jet black body.
S: cream, vanilla, milk chocolate, light coffee and roasted malts. some oak
T: cream and vanilla dominate with coffee and roasted malts taking a back seat yet this one isnt too sweet which is nice. milk chocolate throughout. perfect degree of sweetness.
M: moderate carbonation and medium to thick body.
Overall: just the right amount of sweetness. nice amount of coffee and cream although the coffee is mild and not too bitter. certainly a nice combination of drinkability and flavor for the style.
09-27-2012 04:38:30 | More by kylehay2004
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.