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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

480 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | 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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illini4x4


4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2012 05:32:44 | More by illini4x4
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-14-2012 05:30:02 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 00:08:44 | More by spinrsx
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-11-2012 00:10:52 | More by bluckbeyes
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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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khargro2

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-09-2012 00:48:46 | More by khargro2
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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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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-05-2012 20:07:46 | More by Johnhaley1989
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nickfl

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 04:38:48 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 04:38:30 | More by kylehay2004
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-23-2012 18:29:40 | More by waiting4lunch
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-21-2012 02:21:23 | More by ChopsMeister
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Boto

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a very dark opaque brown color. There was a dense tan head that lingers and leaves some lacing. The aroma is lighter than expected. Chocolate, some roastiness and a hint of sweetness. Some milkiness also. The taste is nice. There was a milky/silky mouthfeel. The taste has chocolate malts, some roastiness, a hint of citrus malts and a bit of lactose. Nice.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 14:10:08 | More by Boto
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Brad007

Vermont

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost bought Wachusett's example to compare against this but decided not to. I want something unique instead.

Pours a pitch black with a thin brown head into my glass. Well, it's bog-standard color for the style.

A bit of cream and cocoa pop up in the nose. Carbonation isn't so welcome though. Then again, it could just be acrid?

Slick and delicious. Think cocoa and cream but with less cream. It has the characteristics of the style down pat (slick mouthfeel, etc).

Lingering cocoa and cream in the mouthfeel but otherwise, nothing special to write about. Not sure how it qualifies as an "imperial" as alcohol is still a paltry 7.2%. Export stout perhaps?

Good choice if you like milk stouts, which just aren't that common around here.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 03:33:29 | More by Brad007
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark (nearly black) brown color with almost no head

S: Very leathery, along with some roasted malts, dark chocolate, and anise. Some lactose present as well

T: Again, leathery with some roasted malts, lactose sweetness, hints of milk chocolate towards the finish, and a very light hop bitterness again towards the end with the chocolate

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation, very smooth from the lactose/cream element

O: Not the best chocolate cream stout, but a solid one that is worth a shot. If you like some sweetness and chocolate but don't like to be overpowered by it (say for example, Choklat would have these overpowering characteristics for a lot of people) then this is a stout for you. Definitely an enjoyable stout, especially for desert

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:46:42 | More by BEERMILER12
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-03-2012 04:22:08 | More by Nutwood
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tmcelman

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

09-02-2012 00:53:23 | More by tmcelman
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-31-2012 22:37:36 | More by EigenBeer
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours creamy, dark, and rich looking with a small brown head. Aroma with big chocolate notes, light roast, and definite lactose presence. Flavor follows with massive chocolate and lactose--like some chocolate milk--but with a nice roast that balances this out and keeps it from cloying sweetness. This could be a dessert beer, but it really doesn't have to be. Nice all around.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 20:10:59 | More by BMMillsy
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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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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.9%

08-18-2012 01:32:32 | More by captainbearcat
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown with a ring of tan head, some lace as well. Smell is quite roasty with lots of chocolate bittersweet and milk, coffee grinds, some milky/lactic notes and very light hop. Taste is sweet and roasty, big chocolate flavours, coffee, lightly bitter, some lactic flavours in the finish, roasted aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, medium body, smooth creamy/milky feel. Solid stuff, and went down quite quickly, something I could revisit gladly.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 11:57:41 | More by peensteen
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-17-2012 02:14:11 | More by aaronblain22
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2012 04:42:57 | More by zonker17
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Mitchster

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$3.29 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale, Munich, Caramel, and Victory malts as well as Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Dark Chocolate. Hopped with Fuggles. Fermented with California Ale yeast. 11 IBU, 7.2% ABV.

Appears filtered. Pours out to a clear black, forming a creamy dark tan head with average retention and sparse lacing. Carbonation is on the low side, ~2.0 carbs or so. The nose opens with a tootsie roll type "fake" chocolate liquor type aroma, lots of black walnuts and vanilla. Very little to no hop nose. Mouthfeel is very soft and creamy with a rich body. You can tell the california ale yeast didn't get to an FG much lower than 1.020. Lots of residual sweetness, but not overly syrupy...more of a dessert beer. The taste is a recap of the aroma...lots of chocolate, black walnut and vanilla, then a VERY mild bitterness...almost nonexistent.

Not too shabby...rich and decadent, but it would certainly be better if it were just fermented with cocoa powder instead of chocolate. I would also ferment it with a yeast that has more esters, just with a high mash temp to ensure enough residual sugars.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:37:10 | More by Mitchster
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.