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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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89
very good

1,287 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 58
Gots: 281 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013

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Ratings: 1,287 | Reviews: 192
Photo of jazzbass92
4.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the better porters I've had. Delicious and sweet without losing the malt flavor. I strongly recommend waiting until you can find this on nitro.

Photo of RyanK252
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Pours murky deep brown with a frothy light tan head that settles and laces well.

S: Big sweet cocoa powder, vanilla, and a little roasted malt.

T: Roasted malt, big milk chocolate cocoa that dominates, a little spice, vanilla, and some toffee malt sweetness.

M: On the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy smooth and drinkable.

O: Not overly complex, but it delivers on the chocolate big time.

Photo of Fish365
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On nitro its great, in bottles not so much. This rating is for nitro.

Photo of Ashed27
4.95/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite overall beer. Superb drinkability for a "dark" beer. Smells and tastes like a glass of chocolate milk. It combines the bitterness of dark chocolate, with the smooth taste of milk chocolate. 5/5 I recommend this to anybody, looking for something different.

Photo of jgraham505
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

How is this optional if it won't let me submit until I have entered at least 5 words

Photo of srozar1987
4.96/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good porter. Very chocolaty without being too sweet or too bitter. Excellent.

Photo of Noahtrumble
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Milky but very good and prolly best drinking in small amounts

Photo of Cory_Brown
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is real tasty. If you wanna get someone into craft beer, this is a good one to start with. My dad loves some miller, but he actually enjoyed a few sips of this one. As an experienced beer drinker, I enjoy it myself too. Great beer for when you're looking for something sweet.

Photo of Lezlibelle
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is what it says. It's a fun beer to drink. Goes in beer and goes down leaving hints of chocolate behind.
Not to imply sweetness.. It's not, but it has replaced dessert more than once. I like it!

Photo of InkedinRi
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice massive chocolate notes! Heavy mouth feel. I loved it.

Photo of openmind
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

tates like they poured cocoa powder in a mild beer.

Photo of Sleightball
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a chocolate milk shake. Gotta love a beer that is true to its name.

Photo of jooler
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great initial chocolate taste with a hint of coffee. Pretty creamy and good

Photo of everyman
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Intensely chocolate in taste and smell. Only lightly bitter. Malty but not sweet. Excellent mouth feel, easy to drink. There's little roasted malt flavor and smell which seems to help the chocolate come through. Honestly, it's not just a one time bit. Often beers like this are something I would try once. However, this is a true Porter – tasty and not a gimmick.

Photo of Extol
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first 5/5 rating. It only took 189 beers prior to find it. When I think of a milkshake version of a beer, this exemplifies that thought. A chocolate fudge punch to the palate and wonderful aromas to boot. Not high in alcohol so you can certainly session out on this. Light body doesn't fill you up. I took a girl out to World of Beer and she got this and I opted for the Brooklyn Blast!. Granted, I really enjoyed the Blast! but I had some beer envy when I tried hers. I had to seek it out and luckily I remembered seeing it at a local store. I'll probably buy their last two six packs.

Photo of brother_rebus
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

phenomenal stouty porter. Actually tastes like a chocolatey shake.

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Explosive chocolate sweet flavor. My girlfriend adores this brew & I end up stealing a couple whenever she gets it.

Photo of DeliciousDetroiter
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome lacing. Super dark. Great chocolate flavor.

Photo of samantha_solis_9008
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer. It tastes just like chocolate shake. It's awesome.

Photo of NiceTaps
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Imperial pint glass.

A- Very dark brown, almost black, color. Opaque with ruby brown highlights. The big 2f head, airy and fluffed, is dirty linen-white colored, and holds up to a thick film leaving sticky web lacing.

S- The chocolate that I expected is barely there. Instead I get too much grain. mineral, and artificial porter smokiness. Maybe some milky sweetness.

T- It sure tastes like it was brewed with 5 grains, as advertised. Chocolate, cocoa, and lots of grainy malt.

M-Smooth and drinkable. Not heavy. I can't escape the mineral taste and feel, though.
Milky sweet chocolate finish.

O- I had hope for this one when I saw the 89 score. To me, it doesn't measure up.

Photo of topherchrismanharth
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing. Favorite porter out there.

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very average. Good smell average taste good feel.

Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick, dark tan head. One dimensional aroma of cocoa, but a big, thick chocolate milk flavor and body. Lives up to the name. I'm not normally a fan of nitro stouts, but this may be one where it makes sense.

Photo of mothman
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Way too much chocolate. Hard to drink very much of this one.

Photo of chiphead
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bitter but not fully. Mouthfeel and chocolate of a shake, but no sugar.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
89 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.