72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
750 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
Ratings:
750
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
123
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 750 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Guppy314
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ebmahoney
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nalid66
4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ccg
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RajaSTL
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (no date, but I'm guessing a recent bottling) served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black and letting no light through. Thin tan rocky head with some fine persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Quite chocolaty - dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and vanilla.

Taste: Very sweet. Chocolate again, milk sugars, some bittersweet chocolate, a bit of leafy herbal bitterness, and a hint of char.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and approaching creamy, with some prickly carbonation. A bit of a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A very sweet stout, but that's the point with this beer given the title. I think this would pair well with cookies, but it's good by itself as a dessert. I can only have one per evening though. Well crafted, but I think it needs a bit more bitterness to balance it out.

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Photo of MrHolden
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a 20oz stout glass.

L = Dark with a nice caramel colored head. Lacing and head both disappear rather fast.

S = Dark dry chocolate, slight malt smell.

T = Dark ..rich chocolate. A very slight after-taste that dissapates
F = Smooth, but not thick.

I've had quite a few chocolate stouts over the last year or so, and this is the richest so far. Would I drink this beer again.. yes!

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of zfw
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: nice deep dark brown. Little to no head. Smell: cocoa up front, with dark malt. Taste: like the smell, dominated by chocolate and dark malts, with a bit of a (nice) boozy flavor. Feel: body is thin, to me, for a stout.

Opinions vary on stouts versus porters, but I would characterize this beer more as a porter versus a stout on both flavor balance and body. That said, it's a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of rrafnad
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Feb. 9, 2016
Consumed: Feb. 9, 2016
Misc.: Best before April 4, 2016

Was looking for a porter, stout or imperial stout (etc.), to try and this one piqued my interest. Not the best reviews and the two beers I reviewed from them hasn’t necessarily been spectacular, but let’s go with it.

Poured a dark reddish, black color with 1-to-2 fingers of fizzy, tan head. Minimal spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention. (Sight - 3.00)

Smelled milk chocolate, almost artificial like, wet cocoa, vanilla notes, some dark boozy malts, dark espresso, brownie mix and roasted dark malts. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted artificial creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, wet cocoa, roasty malts, dark toffee, dark espresso and a touch of dark fruits. Very smooth for a 7.2 pct. ABV brew. Super artificial though. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 3.75)

I feel like I slightly overrated this as a 3.75. I usually underrate, but a few things might have put this over tonight. (Overall - 3.75)

3.71 | 84 | B

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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 750 ratings.
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