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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
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:
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Added by emmasdad on 01-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,796
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
756
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
128
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Ratings: 756 |  Reviews: 159
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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Photo of rrafnad
2.78/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therica
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from a tap filled at Castle Liquors, Williamsport, Maryland hours ago, poured into a pint glass.

A = Dark licorice, with a modest tan head but plenty of lacing.

S = Dark dry chocolate with candied fruit, modest whiffs of starch.

T = Dark burnt chocolate, mixtures of candied fruit and an occasional up-front sweetness that seems elusive.

F = If I savor it in my mouth I can find the thicker milk effect but I miss it if I gulp too quickly. Very nice feel, some dry chocolate on the tongue and a little candy sweetness coming and going.

Overall, an excellent creation.

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Photo of jfurrow
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcloud2
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PunkAndPorters
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black, like used oil. Tan head with a nice lacing. Smells of dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste fell a little short. Some mild chocolate, coffee and a slight taste of vanilla. I expected it to be a lot thicker than what it actually was and it kind of disappointed me. Still not to bad but wouldn't go out of my way to buy again.

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

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: [4.00] The beer is black with no light coming through it. There is a full finger of creamy tan head. Overall it looks nice in the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (7.2%) I can't find any date info.

S: [3.25] A lot of dark fruit, plums, raisins, something sweet like corn syrup, roasted malts.

T: [3.00] Mild chocolate, coffee, vanilla (all dialed way down) leading into roasted malts.

M: [2.75] Carbonation is a bit more prickly than I like in the style. (It has the word cream in there and that also sets a mouthfeel expectation). No lingering off tastes. The finish is roasted malt flavor.

O: [3.00] Nothing that makes this stand out. It is very middle of the road. The words "Chocolate Cream" build up an expectation for aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. I don't think this beer met any of those expectations. It is not bad - there are just many better options out there.

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Photo of brett606
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 756 ratings
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