72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
BA SCORE
74.7%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 756 ratings
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emmasdad on 01-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,037
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
756
Liked:
565
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.62%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
128
Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken in Summer 2012:

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass. Cost was $3.00 USD.

7.2% ABV. Imperial stout.

APPEARANCE: Pours a half finger worth of head of khaki colour. Head consistency is okay - okay creaminess, fair thickness. Average (~2 minute) head retention.

Body colour is a solid black. No yeast/lees are visible within.

Looks appropriate for the style. Very conventional.

AROMA: Cream, roasted barley, robust dark malts, vague hints of chocolate. A mild aroma overall.

TASTE: Creamy flavours, roasted barley, dark malt/schwarz malt sweetness, and plentiful chocolate (suggesting specialty chocolate malt). Not particularly rich or vivid, but enjoyable. Could use more roast to provide more balancing bitterness for all that sweetness.

It's tasty but simple. Slightly imbalanced. Built decently. Not real complex or subtle.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet. A bit too thick. Not quite soft or creamy enough to really accent the chocolate. Would be better with more dryness and coarseness to highlight the roast. Suits the flavours decently enough, but fails to elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Hides its ABV quite well. A tasty beer for what it is, but not unique or special. A solid offering from Breckenridge at this price, but overall it won't dazzle discerning drinkers.

B- (3.32) / WORTHY

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
2.32/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout, 7.2% ABV, 11 IBU. Pours thick and black, with a one finger tan head. Nose is chocolate, cream, and malt. Taste follows, slightly sweet, not much bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, creamy with a bit of carbonation burn. Overall excellent.

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Photo of WhiteHendrix
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE: February 3, 2017... OCCASION: celebrating what the doctors term a successful surgery for Mom... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... dark black body as expected, with a half-finger of creamy brown head sitting confidently atop... cocoa bean, coffee bean, vanilla, band aid (in the vein of Islay scotch), cookie dough and bourbonesque suggestions.... dry at the start, mild through the mouth, and full at the finish... lingers with lactic sweetness... cola qualities make for an interesting palate... chocolate milk, slightly briny, vanilla and cookie dough--a dessertif for certain, with an alcoholic heaviness that belies its 7.2% ABV... worth the selection in my Wegman's winter pick six, flavorful and drinkable...

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bongobeer
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black color.

Dark khaki head; frothy lace.

Milk chocolate nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Cream soda meets chocolate taste. Not awful but pretty blah.

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Photo of williahd
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OldDirty
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a creamy khaki head. Molasses and malt aromas. Roasted sweet malt flavors really dominate everything else. Creamy decent mouth-feel. Overall, a nice beverage, but (for me) any chocolate flavor is entirely missing in action... disappointing since it's in the name. Alternatively, I found fantastic chocolate flavors in "Founders Porter" or even a very available "Edmund Fitzgerald Porter".

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Photo of Stoutsman
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ebmahoney
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nalid66
4.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ccg
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

'72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
Look: Thin layer of light tan foam, small amount of lacing. 3.75
Smell: tons of chocolate and roasted malt. 4.0
Taste: chocolate, malt, brown sugar. Not the strongest flavor, but pleasant. 3.75
Mouthfeel: Light and airy. Easy to drink, but could use some more body. 3.5
Overall: It may not knock your socks off, but it's quite a nice dessert stout. 3.75

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Photo of AlexSenft
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RajaSTL
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 74.7% out of 100 with 756 ratings
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