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Old Chicago Black Diamond Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Old Chicago Black Diamond Chocolate Porter
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BA SCORE
86
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 01-30-2011)
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bitterbill:
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the Old Chicago Saturday.

It poured black , small head of foam, a little bit of lacing.

The smell was big time chocolate, light roast, some caramel sweetness.

The taste followed the smell and was so delicious. Not at all artificial tasting just nice chocolate/cocoa notes dominating a brew with chocolate in the name. ;^)

Good creamy mouthfeel and easy to drink though I think the abv, what ever it is, isn't as low as I thought from my first sip to my last. Very good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2012 23:20:34 | More by Bitterbill
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2013 02:33:49 | More by d5001986
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-28-2013 02:02:45 | More by jaydoc
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-06-2013 11:37:12 | More by crbnfbr
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-14-2013 19:41:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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TheMcTwaten

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-20-2012 04:15:46 | More by TheMcTwaten
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-17-2012 02:48:43 | More by ryancl
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-07-2012 21:44:39 | More by Hopmarc
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Old Chicago in Wichita's Oldtown. I had not heard of it until I saw it on the menu.

Served in a porter glass, delivered with one finger of head, which was a creamy light brown. Lacing was exquisite. Body was a dark brown that allowed just a hint of light to pass.

Aroma was of espresso, cocoa and roasted malt. Fairly strong.

Flavor followed the nose with some alcohol. Again strong, but pleasant.

Mouthfeel was creamy, slightly bitter and remained on the tongue.

Overall, I really liked this beer. Enough that I asked for a growler, which they didn't have.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 05:36:40 | More by KansasBeerLover
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MichaelBuck

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-03-2012 14:08:15 | More by MichaelBuck
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sneakymagician

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Old Chicago in Kentwood, Michigan. Chocolate dominates the taste, with vanilla and some bitterness to balance things. I had a couple of them - goes well with pizza. Not my favorite porter, because I like Anchor Porter more, but I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 21:43:55 | More by sneakymagician
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Thullin187

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12-01-2012 06:56:36 | More by Thullin187
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DanInTheCan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +29.9%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-21-2012 21:53:31 | More by StrongRepublican
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Rayek

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Wilderness Pub. Served in a shaker pint glass. The beer is nearly pitch black with a thick cream head. Retention is good and bits of lace are left behind.

Baking chocolate is front and center. Its bittersweet flavor carries the beer. Bitterness is light and roasted, lending a hint of espresso. The medium body is sticky and has a little too much fizz.

Overall, a nice chocolate beer. I'm glad I tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 21:39:44 | More by Rayek
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Old Chicago in Roseville, MN. It appeared dark brown and wow, it sure smelled like chocolate. There's not a lot else to say about the beer. I've never smelled or tasted such a richly chocolate porter, stout, or any other style of beer. It's a clean and clean dark chocolate character - not quite baker's chocolate, but around a 70% cacao bar. The beer's a touch on the sweet and thick side for my liking, but it's certainly worth ordering for dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 22:56:39 | More by tempest
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DonDirkA

Arizona

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-14-2011 03:02:27 | More by DonDirkA
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2011 03:46:49 | More by JMBSH
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting more.

Served in shaker pint

Smell was of roasted malts and cocoa.

Taste: Chocolate milk, nothing else. After the fourth sip, it becomes a gulper because you want to finish it. Metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: weird and metallic, a little watery.

This is a beer I will never have again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 19:29:57 | More by BierStein711
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 21:24:06 | More by cmannes
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer reminded me of a chilled cocoa. The head on it is super creamy and leaves a fantastic dense lacing. The color is a very deep brown color pretty much black. The aroma isn't super chocolatey, it's got More malts on the nose which is surprising because of the flavor this beer has. The flavor is dry and rich with dark chocolate. It's mildly sweet but mostly dry and roasted. Pretty nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 03:09:35 | More by Knapp85
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Jesse13713

Ohio

1.8/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Quite a dark and rich brown that is mostly opaque. Decent lacing and clumpy froth.

Smell - A slightly stale and unpleasant smell. It smells slightly medicinal with coffee note lingering int he background. No real hint of chocolate makes itself known.

Taste - Not to be harsh, but this tasted like chocolaty cough syrup. The chocolate notes were weak and the medicinal taste overpowered any hint of cocoa or chocolate. A heavy stale coffee taste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Medium bodied only because of it's syrup qualities. To make sure this just wasn't my taste buds acting up, I passed it around the table. Three other people mentioned that it tasted like cough syrup. I hate to put down Boulder, but this just was a very poor beer. Perhaps I will like my next offering from them.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 04:03:02 | More by Jesse13713
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap last night at Old Chicago (somewhere north of Denver) on the way back from the Avery Margarete release. Poured a nice chocolatey color with a decent tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied and drinkable, with more chocolate, roasted malt and cocoa. A nice porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 00:37:43 | More by emmasdad
Old Chicago Black Diamond Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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