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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3502) - 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 (2967) - Taylor Mill, 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, its fairly sweet. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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. Its 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 (2658) - 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 (5928) - 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 (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Une mousse collante flotte sur cette robe de soire. Mon nez peroit demble des notes de sirop chocolat, de mlasse fruite et de vanille grille. Mes papilles dcouvrent des notes rties et une fine acidit de torrfaction enrobes de chocolat amer et de tire drable trs fonce. En bouche, je constate un corps de moyenne densit avec une texture bien crmeuse et un ptillement modr doux. En finale, les notes chocolates sont vibrantes et rendues amres par les malts rtis. Plaisant boire. Ce stout chocolat est bien balanc.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2521) - 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 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, 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 youd 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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