I have tried a number of Breckenridge beers and when I saw 72 Imperial (7.2% ABV and 11 IBU) that is a specialty stout, I wanted to try to try it. I had tried Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout in late March and it was excellent. I wondered how Breckenridge would do with this similar style and adding a touch of chocolate.
Milk / Sweet Stout– http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/82- Beeradvocate
Appearance – It is dark with a dirty two-finger head.
Aroma – Coffee, chocolate perhaps a hint of molasses and dark fruits.
Taste – Very good, with a rich taste and it tastes just like it smells with a nice chocolate coffee overtone and the dark fruit is in the background. There is no bitterness with this beer and I can detect the alcohol in it.
Overall – B+ – Nice job by Breckenridge and this is a nice specialty ale.
Website description – “Just sit back and enjoy the ride.”
The malts are – Pale, Munich, Caramel and Victory. The hop is Fuggle.
The chocolate is Dark Chocolate from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
72 Imperial – http://www.breckbrew.com/brews/72-imperial