shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/04/2011: Boulder Black Diamond Chocolate Porter... Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee candy. Appearance: Medium Coffee brown color, looks opaque in the glass, thin beige crown. Flavor: Thin, watery, and sweet, lots of vanilla and tootsie roll like chocolate, light roastiness (mostly in the finish) and cocoa nibs with some herbal hops. Palate: Medium body, really soft and falls off quickly. Overall: Weak, watery, and disappointing.
Draught (5.5% ABV) at Dutch’s in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #18 for this beer.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Pours a deep black, creamy white head. Taste is sweet chocolate, a bit much on the sweet side, but overall not too bad.
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark black pour, rich 1/2 inch head and an aroma of bakers chocolate. Flavor is rich dark chocolate a little sweet lactose sugar and a little peat on the aftertaste. Really nice.
cjn_Architect (6) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft served in a pint glass.
Aroma: Malty sweet, strong milk chocolate
Appearance: Very dark with a creamy head
Taste: Malty with lots of sweet milk chocolate flavor. A little on the sweet side.
Chiptaylor (7) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught poured. Pots pitch black with a thick tan head. Heavy chocolate aroma. Great chocolate taste.
illiniphil (134) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at Old Chicago. Pours a dark brown with a decent and lingering white head. Chocolate, sweetness and burnt malts predominate. Nicely balanced and not cocoa overpowering. Liked it!
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umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Old Chicago, Southgate. Pours a dark brown color with a 1 cm head that lingers a good while. This smells almost exactly like chocolate milk. Taste is very much like chocolate milk too with just a touch of light roasted malt. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel. Really good beer for fans of chocolate milk.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Ol Chi Rockford. Pours black with a good bit of dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk with a hint of coffee. Pretty sweet stuff, but not so sweet that I couldn’t drink it all night...because I totally could.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kinda flat, but otherwise this is a great cocoa porter...they have managed to avoid the common problem of cloying sweetness and have a well balanced flavor between the burnt malts and the chocolate...very enjoyable
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My word, had a glass at old Chicago, tastes like someone poured a Sunday’s work path of Hersey’s in the glass and stirred. I feel like I shouldn’t like, but such a guilty pleasure. The malt and the a bit of sharpness, with the hint of alcohol warmth make this a very drinkable beer. I need to share this with a non-craft beer drinking friend,