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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

575 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 01-11-2011

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Photo of rkarimi
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of shand
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

This is a great looking stout. It pours out black with a thick mocha colored head. The head retains and laces very well. The aroma isn't doing it for me, it's a bit faint, and I'm mostly just getting garden variety roasted malt. The taste is excellent, this is really a superiour milk stout. It has great creamy lactose and malt flavors that pair nicely with the smooth milk chocolate and roasty coffee. The finish is just like chocolate milk. The mouthfeel is light and lightly carbonated, and the drinakbility is very good. Overall, this is a great milk stout.

Photo of Countfapula
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black body smooth creamy light beige khaki head, forms thick with fine bubbles. Even speckled lacing left behind, aroma comes off a bit muted with shades of dark chocolate and cream. A bit of toffee and caramel with dark roasted malt base this smells balanced not too dessert like. Sharp sweetness cream based, with roasted malts bringing dark chocolate and hints of mild coffee. Smooth balanced and drinkable flavors are well coordinated, it's a very nice beer especially as it warms up a bit even more flavor bursts. A hint of sourdough tartness or yogurt like quality is in there, and it actually works with the sweet and lactic notes that come with a good cream/milk stout. Impressive beer from Breckenridge, I'm glad I didn't give up on them their imperial series typically doesn't disappoint. Mouthfeel even flowing carbonation creamy textured, medium to full bodied. Not a harsh bone in it's body, smooth all day very nice impy cream stout. Overall a beer I would recommend to friends and dedicated beer drinkers alike, excellent quality from first to last sip.

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of chocolate, malt, and sugar.

T: Tasted of coffee (a light amount), chocolate, malt, milk, and a slightly burnt quality. A very focused, robust (for the style), tasty beer.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a creamy, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is an enjoyable, well done beer. I'm not the biggest fan of milk stouts, but this was a winner.

Photo of Huffaroma
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of KC9LDB
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of FoilagedMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of bookerandy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of asicilianonj
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of tomfneph
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an opaque inky black beer with 1/4 inch creamy tan head that was short-lived. The predominate smell is roasted chocolate malt, coffee, and dark fruit. The taste is moderately sweet, creamy, mocha. The mouth feel is surprisingly thin for a stout and probably the weakest aspect of this beer. The 7.2% ABV is well hidden. There is no bitterness. I much prefer Southern Tier Chokolat or Mocha to this effort by Breckenridge.

Photo of salvy31
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Mdog
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, ok head.

Smell: Milk chocolate predominates, lighter than many stouts of its strength, but good.

Taste: Nice milk chocolate and mocha flavor. Sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light feel, very drinkable for 7.2%.

This was a nice milk stout where I enjoyed the milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate flavor. Sweet, but not too sweet, and a light mouthfeel made this a very easy drinker.

Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of teyuders
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of JustinWhipple
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You get your money's worth of flavor from this medium-strength dark ale. A nice foam-up in the tall glass. Very dark, near black. Lots of suds on the tongue. Nice aroma of roast malt and chocolate.

It really tastes like dark chocolate, even to the slick mouthfeel. Modest bitterness, a stew of roasted malt flavors with dark caramel, cocoa, and some burnt sugar. A pleasant concoction with a surprising tart aftertaste. I keep thinking there are pomegranates in here somewhere.

Brewery says it is brewed with chocolate, Fuggles hops, California ale yeast, and several malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel, and Victory. One of the better offerings from Breckenridge, I think. From the 12 oz single bottle bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that doesn't stay around for too long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, milk chocolate, and some dark fruit and coffee. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some molasses. However, for a chocolate stout I was expecting more chocolate in the flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and goes down easy. It's a decent enough brew overall, I think it's worth trying. Single bottle purchased from Liquor Barn.

Photo of DaGrizz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.