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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

500 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

appetiteforparis, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

CWhite, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of acelin
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown with a minimal head, minimal lacing. From the bottle into a pint glass.

Smells of chocolate, some sweetness, dark roasted barley. Some alcohol.

Taste is smooth, thick, and almost chewy. Lots of sweetness, some dark fruit, creamy, roasted bread, mollasses, and vanilla.

Overall an ok beer, nothing amazing. There are better beers in this category.

acelin, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of irongator
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

irongator, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.1%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

amadeom, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Lukass, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jpd7374, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jrohrbacher, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.9%

MN_Beerticker, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of DrIPA
4/5  rDev +3.9%

DrIPA, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -22.1%

LJWalker, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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 deonreds
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

deonreds, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

olbubba, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of tswater
4/5  rDev +3.9%

tswater, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BostonHops, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of TomClem
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

TomClem, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

smcolw, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Kraeusen
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Kraeusen, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

illini4x4, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Stevie_Janowski, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

spinrsx, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bluckbeyes, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Zonian1, Oct 09, 2012
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.