RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Brewed with chocolate from Colorados 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (6300) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ. Black with a tan head. Milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and light caramel. Medium body with a creamy feel and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some chocolate syrup, light cherry. Taste is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, light lactose, molasses. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Jet black pour, minimal head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee, creme brulee. Very sweet throughout, deep roast flavors, lactic, very sweet finish, with a slight twang of acidity. Pretty good, but one is enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
Solid stout. Medium body. Chocolate notes, and slight coffee notes with a hint of vanilla. Easy to drink and enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariels place. Pours opaque black with a brown head, aroma of wine, red wine, wood, chocolate, caramel and cherries, flavor of malt, chocolate, cherry, caramel, milk and coffee, pretty sweet and sticky, medium bodied, nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Aroma of dark roasted malts, milk chocolate, with hints of coffee and dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with no head or lacing. The taste is sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, with bread/grain and a satisfying bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Oveall, well done - I wish that it had a fuller body to accompany the wonderful robust full taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours black. Smells roasty and chocolatey. Taste is sweet and smooth and bittersweet chocolate and cardboard. So so. Drinkable but not enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
There were two new ones from Breckenridge in the local supermarket today, so I picked up a four pack of this one. Maybe tomorrow Ill grab a sixer of the other one (some sort of holiday ale type thing? well see). But as I like this brewery quite a bit (especially their oatmeal stout, which I buy regularly), I figured might as well start with the stout. Good beer in all aspects, appearance, flavor, aroma, body,, mouthfeel, finish, worthy of the Breckenridge name, and meets my pretty high expectations for them as well. Its black with a pretty good head that doesnt disappear right away. Roasty and chocolate notes dominate the flavor and aroma, along with some coffee, and a considerable milk-chocolate component, more than I expected (but thats fine, my expectations are sometimes off base, and after all, it is a milk stout). The body is nice and thick, good and chewy, which is how I like my oatmeal, sweet, and usually other forms of stout. You really need a knife and fork here, the body is as full or beyond that of any similarly styled beer I"ve tried. Overall, its a well done beer, very enjoyable. Ill have to pick up some more of this one soon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is super sweet. Melted chocolate fudgecicle cake. Cream. The taste is similarly sweet. Plenty of caramel, hot chocolate. Brown sugar. Mild grainy tastiness. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a few ounces is more than enough for a few reasons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours an extremely dark brown color. The head a nicely uniform one finger khaki shade. Its bubbly yet soft, retaining itself acceptably. Small streaks of lacing are left on the glass. S: Lots of lactose cream. And I mean a lot. Chocolate also comes through quite well, and combined with the sweet nuttiness also provided, almost gives it a roasted hazelnut vibe. Roasted barley comes out when it warms up. A very likable aroma, actually. T: Chocolate is prevalent on the opening, fading out past the midtaste. At first, the finishing combination of roasted barley and leafy hops actually do a good job of cutting the sweetness...but only at first. Vanilla and cream soda notes start to accumulate on the palate, drowning out the roasted/hoppy bitterness and replacing it with a cloying sensation. Aside from being too sweet, its also kind of messy...with just a bit more balance, this one could have been really good. M: It doesnt have the creamy-yet-dry finish I like in a milk stout. Given how sweet it is, the mildly rough palate isnt a good fit with all of the sweetness running rampant. Drinkable enough, I suppose, if the sweetness doesnt deter you. O: I really liked the aroma here - wish I could say the same about the flavor profile and palate feel. While its not bad, it doesnt come together nearly as well as it should.

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