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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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Ratings: 1,300
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 59
Gots: 287 | 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: 1,300 | Reviews: 198
Photo of RickS95
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lovely dark brown pour, almost black with some lighter shades of dark around the edges. The light tan head forms slowly, cascading from bottom to top. Once formed, it's a thick sticky meringue of different sized bubbles that retain well and leave a plaster of lace behind.

The beer is well-named as Shake smells like a chocolate shake. Not sure if there's lactose involved, but you can almost smell the dairy. Think dessert.

While the chocolate is obvious from the nose, the taste buds tell a slightly different story as the chocolate is off the bittersweet variety. It's an evil trick as you're prepared for an onslaught of sweet only to be surprised by a different form of chocolate.

The palate doesn't appreciate the deception and never fully appreciates the beer. Medium bodied and well bittered, the lack of sweetness is hard to forgive.

I have a six pack and I'm sure I'll enjoy the remaining five, but this first one leaves a poor taste in my mouth literally and figuratively.

Photo of justinp444
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A thick foamy off white head with tons of retention and a dark black body. Chocolate, coffee, and malt. Nice drinkable smooth mouthfeel with a great amount of foam to provide additional flavor. Taste is of milk chocolate and slight malt, very light overall but right in line with a porter. Really surprised with this beer, it's great.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

outstanding as far as porters go - great job

Photo of smbslt
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Don't mind a porter acting like a stout but it still needs to be scored as a porter (American or not).

Photo of candcholt
2.28/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Unlike other reviewers, I don't want my beer to taste just like a chocolate shake. I'm fine with chocolate notes in a porter, but this was gross. Perhaps it's better on draught.

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at a bar in Flagstaff, AZ. Right off the bat it was delicious, nice and heavy with a classic chocolate porter feel. The chocolate flavor was immediately present and enjoyable. It felt and tasted like I was drinking a chocolate milkshake. As the beer warmed up (half way through) the chocolate notes became even more pronounced and even more enjoyable. I'm springing for a six pack of this next time I want a glass of chocolate milk. I highly recommend it.

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.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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