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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - 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 (2173) - 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 (1728) - - 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 (1421) - 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 (23) - - 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 (3913) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Une mousse collante flotte sur cette robe de soirée. Mon nez perçoit d’emblée des notes de sirop chocolaté, de mélasse fruitée et de vanille grillée. Mes papilles découvrent des notes rôties et une fine acidité de torréfaction enrobées de chocolat amer et de tire d’érable très foncée. En bouche, je constate un corps de moyenne densité avec une texture bien crémeuse et un pétillement modéré à doux. En finale, les notes chocolatées sont vibrantes et rendues amères par les malts rôtis. Plaisant à boire. Ce stout chocolaté est bien balancé.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle: Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours black with a small tan head. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. Same in the mouth. Good, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (534) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours brown/black, little to no head. Nice coffee aroma here, also a hot cocoa tone. Taste is coffee/chocolate/roast malt. Nothing too sweet or gimmicky. Nice and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into shaker. Deep cola color with a respectable fizzy brown head with low retention and lacing. Aroma seems fainter than it should be, but possesses the typical malty chocolate and coffee notes you’d expect from this type of brew. Flavor is sweet with pronounced chocolate and molasses character, but not cloying. Finish has some coffee bitterness with mild alcohol heat. This was ok, but feels a bit one-dimensional.


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