Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by Aleks_P:
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
Appearance: Dark brown, chocolatey if you will, light does not pass through it. Head is pretty thin and dissipates quickly with just a couple of millimeters remaining at the top.
Smell: Strongest characteristic of the beer. I pick up some of the coffee and malt notes I'd expect from a porter, but certainly pick up some very sweet chocolate scents. Haven't experienced something like that before but smells as advertised.
Taste: Again I pick up hints of coffee but not the burnt coffee I'd normally expect, and then the chocolate kicks in layering nicely over the rest of the beer. This is a bit sweet but not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation gives it a creamy smooth feel which seems to work well with the flavors. Very drinkable.
Overall: I liked this beer. I liked the sweetness and the chocolate works well with all the normal porter flavors. I haven't had a chocolate porter before but could definitely find myself in the mood for another one of these over a heavy holiday meal. Good stuff, worth a try.
12-30-2013 01:22:43 | More by Aleks_P
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev -13.7%
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet fudgy bakers chocolate.
The flavor is sweet milk chocolate with some slight acidic cardboard notes and a little roast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with prickly carbonation.
Overall, a decent chocolate beer - definitely all chocolate.
01-31-2014 00:47:15 | More by Beaver13
4.16/5 rDev +5.6%
Dark chocolate hue with a hint of cola ruby highlights, tan fluffy textured head, with speckled lacing left behind. Aroma creamy cocoa powder, herbal anise like character, with toffee and other nearly burnt sugars, a really soft nice smelling cocoa porter. Flavors just work, creamy toffee, bitterness from the cocoa nibs, again very soft creamy texture I would have guessed oatmeal, the label doesn't mention that but they do use chocolate wheat. It's a more drinkable version of something like Southern Tier Choklat, I can only do 4 ounces of that one, this one however, I could throwback at least two or three bottles. The powdered cocoa, and cocoa nib additions really help balance the sweetness, finishes semi dry in the end, well brewed masterfully done , medium bodied I'm guessing they're comparing it to a malty shoppe chocolate shape it's that creamy and dessert like. Overall killer brew, I will be picking up more for the wife to try.
12-18-2013 00:15:13 | More by WVbeergeek
Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.