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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

500 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man what a rare treat! Had a 5oz pour of this at my local Beer nutz in a flight.

A - Pours a dark chocolate black that has a clear ruby haze to it (kind of thin for an imperial) and a good amount of lacing.

S - Very impressed I get solid coffee roast, bakers chocolates, and fresh cocoa nibs.

T - Taste is all mentioned smells in balance. Starts with sweet bakers chocolate then moves to the taste of cocoa nibs (better than I though it would be) then finishes with a solid bit of roast but not very aggressive to make it bitter or burnt tasting.

M - Medium bodied and very full flavored.

Overall this beats both the Samuel Adams Chocolate stout and the Penn brewery Chocolate meltdown by a mile! Flavors are balanced and complexly layered. It's a shame this isn't brewed all the time.

DrDemento456, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz sample bottle.

LOOK: Black as night, thick creamy tan head.

SMELL: Burnt sugar, hot fudge, cocoa powder, confections, sweet, hint of alcohol.

TASTE: Creamy, smooth, full bodied, milk chocolate, brown bread, faint molasses, mild roast coffee, sweet finish.

Bold but not pushy, complex but the smoothness makes it sooo drinkable. Damn good.

Jason, Nov 05, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Capone's. Poured a dark black with no head. No lacing. Smelled of roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Tasted well-balanced and complex, with notes of chocolate (less bitter in the taste than the nose), coffee, sweet malts...a touch of vanilla.

Full-bodied with minimal carbonation. Goes down smooth. More of a "dessert beer" due to the heavy nature of it. Very tasty and recommended!

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black with deep brown hues on the edges. Average sized, whispy, bubbly, foamy, khaki colored head. Average retention leaving some patches of lacing.

S - Not as strong as I'd expected. There is some chocolate (both milk and dark) along with some toasted/charred malt (including oat). Some vague coffee and anise, or maybe dark fruit, aroma.

T - This is more like it. A big dose of chocolate, both milk and dark but more of the former. Also some creamy, vanilla flavor. Some charred and roasted malt (again some oat maybe?) and hints of coffee back up the chocolate. A touch on the sweet side but definitely not solely a dessert kind of beer.

M - Medium body with average to below average carbonation. Fairly creamy.

D - Easy to drink chocolate stout. Big chocolate flavors but nothing overpowers and it doesn't get too sweet. I would gladly get another.

Notes: Nice beer with big chocolate flavors. Nose is disappointing but the taste makes up for it. Good amount of milk chocolate, but it doesn't get too sweet. A well executed chocolate stout.

FreshHawk, Oct 14, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. One of the heaviest chocolate aromas I have found in a beer.

The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of milk chocolate and roasted malt notes, with some vanilla and cream notes mixed in. There is also a hint of coffee/espresso in the flavor which I really enjoy.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice chocolate beer.

Mora2000, Oct 13, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight chocolate, hint of oatmeal, hint of hop, and hint of bread. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, chocolate, hint of oatmeal, and a hint of hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Tone, Oct 04, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At first I thought the bartender might be to blame, but after reading a few reviews it might be the beer. The beer showed up with no head whatsoever, so I got no aroma at all. The first taste was exceptional, however. I got fresh ground coffee, vanilla, and toffee from the flavor profile. The chocolate profile was so small or nonexistant as I could not pick it up. Perhaps the chocolate is intended as part of the aroma, but as there was no head I could not detect anything.

Barring all the negatives, it still was an excellent beer. I would still recommend it to a friend, and perhaps with a knowledgeable bartender, its full range could be enjoyed.

scarne92, Sep 24, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured into a pint glass, a dark, opaque black, disappointingly with no head at all. Deep aroma of dark malts, dark chocolate and a touch of smooth coffee. Complex, malty taste, with lots of creamy chocolate, as the name would imply, dark malts, a bit of coffee, vanilla bean, a definite essence of plum detected, and just a touch of smoke. Heavy-medium body, and quite nice overall.

Rifugium, Aug 23, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Flying Saucer Eleventeen anniversary party.

A: Dark dark, black/brown. Little tan head with light lacing around edge

S: Light choco smell. Malts roasted.

T: Big malty flavor, then the choco and creaminess hits. Love the slight spices.

Mf: almost coke like slight fizziness.

Oa. Like it a lot. I like choco stouts and crean stouts, choc cream is awesome.

shoky01, Aug 21, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sipped this on the 3rd of July watching fireworks. It's really good to be in Denver.

Pours a black, glossy concoction that supports a dense, off-brown, small bubbled head. Lacing is thin but attractive.

A double chocolate beer, but doesn't have a powerful punch of chocolate. It's there, to be sure. some vanilla, black grape skin, molasses and roasted malt. It's a smooth aroma

The taste is nice, almost too nice. It should be complex, but it's really pretty simple. It's not a bad thing. The chocolate is subtle and solid throughout. It's smooth, not a dark chocolate bite or cocoa powdery. hint of vanilla promotes the smoothness. Some faint coffee and dark plum without the sweetness.

overall a good beer; put it next to their vanilla porter and it may be a nice counterpart

Mebuzzard, Jul 04, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Breckenridge in Denver, CO.

Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch khaki colored head that fades to a thin film on the top of the beer. Nice distinct rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, dark bread/biscuits, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Taste is of the dark roasted malt, coffee beans, and dark cocoa powder. This beer has a good level of carbonation and is very crisp yet smooth in the mouth. Overall, this is a great stout that I would drink a lot of if it were offered in CA. One of the best beers I was able to try in CO.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 15, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draft tonight at Lizardville and I'm glad that I got a chance to enjoy this beer.

I had the beer served in a snifter glass with a deep black body and a chocolate colored head that left a nice sticky lacing around the glass.

The aroma was dominatd with milk chocolate and malt.

The flavor was great, the sweet chocolate hits you upfront with notes of vanilla and a few hints of of smoke. This is a sweet beer but very enjoyable at the same time.

The mouthfeel was solid, the body was very creamy and easy to drink. Overall I enjoyed the beer and though it was on the sweet side it was a very enjoyable imperial stout.

Dan3279, May 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing lots of coffee and dark chocolate (what a surprise), along with some underlying light vanilla and leather. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet beer, and I appreciate the fact that nothing seems to be overdone in this beer (not too much chocolate or coffee in the flavor profile). The beer is medium bodied, with a fairly long, chocolately finish. Alcohol is nicely integrated into the flavor profile, adn the beer is not at all hot, heavy or tiring on the palate.

Nice enough beer, but Max's happens to have the Youngs Double Chocolate on tap as well, and this beer is no where close to that great beer.

John_M, May 08, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap tonight at the Breckenridge BBQ location at 471 Kalamath in Denver. Poured an opaque black, with a little slightly off-white head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and coffee/cream. Medium to full bodied, creamy, with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and freshly ground coffee. Wish I had had time to stay for another.

emmasdad, Jan 11, 2011
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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
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