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Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed with chocolate from Colorado’s very own Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., this Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout is full of rich, toasted chocolate notes with hints of dark fruit. 72 Imperial will take you where you need to go. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, bakers cocoa, and burned toast. Taste is chocolate milk, chocolate, and almost booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is sweet with a nice, rich chocolate taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Black pour. Tan head. Aroma of roast dark chocolate malt. Taste follows nose with a nice creamy quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1423) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Pitch black pour into the glass producing a tall and creamy tan head. The head has fine carbonation bubbles and decent retention.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained but bitter dark chocolate, powdered cocoa, creamer, and a slightly smokey and roasty aroma is present. The aroma is balanced and a bit too weak to be fully enjoyed.
Taste: Creamer lays the base for hints of smoke, roasted malts, fig, dark chocolate and powdered cocoa, in no particular order. This is balanced nicely, a bit mellow, but nice to drink.
Palate: Soft full body, mild carbonation.
Overall: A very nice stout that wouldn’t stand out among any heavy hitter, but finds a spot still. It’s a reserved beer with good balance and good complexity. This would suit mild desert dishes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
72 opens with a pour that produces a quickly fading tan head over an opaque black body. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is lightly sweet, chocolate milk, dry cocoa powder. Smooth and creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
12oz bottle into Le Guinness 2010 - nose is coffee and milk chocolate. Sip adds nothing but emphasizes the roast of the coffee flavor. Chewy. Considering how strong the dark chocolate bitterness is, it’s fairly sweet. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (860) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-13-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a nearly pitch black with a thin brown head. The head faded relatively fast giving a moderate level of lacing. Smell – Pleasant roasty and chocolate notes are nice and heavy. The roast of is darker-bitter chocolate malts with only the faintest bit of sweetness hidden within. Taste –The taste is as the nose would suggest. Roasted chocolate flavors are heavy up front and throughout the taste. Along with the darker chocolate in the beginning, that are some notes of espresso mixed in. Toward the middle, the bit of vanilla sweetness that was detected in the nose comes into fruition, but is soon largely lost again to a more bitter cocoa flavor at the very end. Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a lower level of carbonation. It’s creamy body makes it sooth the tongue. This soothing is only enhanced by the very lightness of the carbonation, which gives the beer a chance to “cling”. Together the two characteristics create quite a nice mouthfeel Overall – This was a nice roasty-more bitter stout. It has nice chocolate flavors and a very nice mouthfeel. Not to shabby.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a very dark almost black color with tan head. Chocolate is strong on the nose, some cream as well, and roasted malt character; follows onto the palate. Very smooth and creamy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raesmama (22) - - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 This beer is good. It's a little heavy , but I like that ;) def a winner in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3750) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bakers chocolate aroma. Black, thick tan head. Chocolate, ligtly swet, raisi s. Full body, creamy, hot. Good dessert beer.


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