72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
BA SCORE
3.86/5
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:
#9,245
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
756
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
128
Trade:
1
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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

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of thatche2
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
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 -3.9%
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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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 756 ratings
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