72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
755 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:
755
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
127
For Trade:
1
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Photo of brocktune
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dcotom
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajilllau
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not thick and had a sour taste. Chocolate was overwhelming in Taste and smell.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raisingfable
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crusher
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zatch90
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A : Pours a dark motor oil black, an obsidian hole of all that is dark. 0% transparency. The head is beige, slightly pink or burgundy, which is the mark of a truly characterized imperial stout head. 2 fingers, then gradually resolves at 1 finger, leaving an almost peanut-butter looking lace on the sides of the glass (like a jar).

S : Some dark anise, licorice, burnt malts. Faintly behind that is a bit of coffee, cocoa, milk/cream, and oats. I was expecting more lactose and more chocolate but maybe that will come out in the taste.

T : It's solid, has a high hop presence, and ends very whip-creamy. At the forefront are charred malts, roast coffee; towards the middle it hits with lactose/creamer and... a slam of exciting carbonation tag-teamed with a hit of sharp hop. Ending is whipped and creamy. Delicious.

F : It starts milky, and then a lovely, tremendously perfect burst of carbonation sets in, and it ends charred/dry with that faint hit of creamy lactose.

O : This isn't quite the home run I expected it to be (after all, it's sold in these huge bottles), but it's still a solid stout worthy of a try. I'd have it again, and may even buy it if I can find it on sale.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richardbeerlover
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A-Sox
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Appearance is dark brown with not much head and sticky lacing.

Nose is musty milk chocolate with cocoa nibs and cola and red fruit.

Taste is very sweet. Cream is readily apparent. Chocolate soda. Biscuit.

Mouthfeel is clean with light carbonation, mild alcohol, and clean finish.

Overall, remarkably sweet. Not that interesting.

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72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout from Breckenridge Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 755 ratings.
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