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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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very good

623 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 31
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: emmasdad on 01-11-2011

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Ratings: 623 | Reviews: 144
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Shady McGRady's, poured chilled in a tulip fromt he 12 oz bottle.

The color is the darkest opaque brown verging on black with thick medium brown head that falls to a ring of beads. The smell is very much like iced hot cocoa -creamy and sweet aroma with cocoa powder and vanilla in the nose. The moutfeel is pretty full with a lot of sweetness coating the mouth as a sweet stout feel should be, yet it adds a dryness with the alcohol leaving the palate a little more dry after each sip with moderately high carbonation.

The flavor is good with nice chocolate notes and some caramel malt backing with a mild hint of spice or the impression after the carbonation washess over the tongue. This is a pretty decent flavor of stout with mild creamy sweetness from lactose I am assuming. The finish is semi-dry from the sugary almost syrupy aspect. Overall this is a good beer, not the best, but it has nice flavor and it hides the 7% + abv well.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Virtually black, medium brown head.

S - Chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, subtle hints of burnt brown sugar. Molasses cookies, and a touch of sweet coffee.

T - Chocolatey but not ultra sweet. The chocolate notes are more like chocolate cookies or cake, with hints of frosting. A sweet mocha flavored candy bar. Cocoa dusted grains, dry biscuit.

M - Slick and mildly viscous. The faint carbonation lends itself to the body and richness of this beer.

O - A tasty one, sweet but not annoyingly sweet. Tasty chocolate notes and dessert-like thoughts. Still a good stout body and slick feel.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = poured into frozen tumbler and only got a slight head. Color was nice chocolate

S - nice dark malty smell

T - you can taste the notes of chocolate w/o it being overbearing. good stout flavor

M- carbonation not overbearing but enough to keep fresh if you are a slow drinker

O - worth buying again but not the best CCS I've had.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Breckenridge's 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. It's been a while since I have had a brew from Breckenridge and this one sounds pretty good, I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but It's fairly fresh since it just showed up. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- I really like the label of this beer, it looks nice, goes with the name, and I'm a sucker for Silk screened bottles, it's eye catching and it looks nice. It poured a nice black color that didn't really let any light come through and it had two fingers worth of medium tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with medium amount of sweetness that had a milk sugar like aroma to it and was followed by some medium roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and a very light amount of coffee that just barely shows up. Up next comes a creamy milk sugar and lactose like aroma that is just enough for the style. This beer had a nice aroma that was true to style and true to its name.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that had a light milk sugar like flavor to it followed by some medium dark roasted malts, milk chocolate, and a slight bit of coffee towards the finish. After that I get some sweet and creamy lactose flavors. On the finish there's a lighter amount of medium bitterness followed by a sweet cream, roasted malt, and chocolate like aftertaste. This was a good tasting beer and it was very true to style, I enjoyed the taste.

M- Smooth, creamy, silky, on the lighter side of medium bodied, with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation The mouthfeel was nice, but I wish it was just a little thicker.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a good example of the style, it had pretty much all the things that I look for in the style and the added chocolate aspect was nice and true to it's name. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth and the flavors held my attention well, I could drink a couple of these, but this isn't the type of beer I would session, it has good drinkability for the style. What I liked the most about this beer was the how true to style it was, it was just what I want and expect from the style and it had good balance, the appearance was also pretty good. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it wasn't bad, but it would be nice if it was just a little thicker. I would buy this beer again when looking for a nice Milk Stout, I enjoyed it and it was priced right so I would buy it again and I would recommend it to anyone who likes the style. All in all I was happy with this beer, I've been let down a couple time by Breckenridge, but this one turned out pretty good and I would for sure be interested in trying more of their brews. It's not a favorite Milk Stout, but I think it's good and an enjoyable example of the style. Good Job guys, this beer was better than I expected.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark pour with a tan head and a burnt sugar nose. The taste continues the burnt sugar, but also cocoa, caramel, roast coffee, more sugar and dark chocolate. All of the right flavors for a dessert stout, with a silky mouthfeel, but almost too sweet. Nothing to make it stand out, although it's a good dessert stout that would probably be fun to pair.

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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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