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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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88
very good

609 Ratings
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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013)
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Aleks_P

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:22:43 | More by Aleks_P
More User Reviews:
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium to dark brown in appearance that poured a light but frothy two finger head.

Smells like chocolate syrup...not yet to thrilled.

Wow, they nailed the name right on the head with this one, tastes exactly like a chocolate shake, but not that great.

Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, not great either.

Overall this is definitely a dessert beer, wouldn't touch it for anything else.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 23:59:19 | More by larryarms847
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bendukes86

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-08-2014 23:59:08 | More by bendukes86
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-08-2014 22:47:30 | More by pat_usher
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-08-2014 16:49:28 | More by Chris77McGrath
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-07-2014 20:35:15 | More by jwps214
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CLanda

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-07-2014 13:56:54 | More by CLanda
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-06-2014 13:27:37 | More by Bitterbill
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jawas

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

07-06-2014 05:47:14 | More by jawas
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BreweryRun

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-06-2014 05:31:11 | More by BreweryRun
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-06-2014 04:25:07 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-06-2014 02:36:26 | More by AdmiralOzone
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ThaHealer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-06-2014 02:34:29 | More by ThaHealer
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seedyone

New York

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

05/21/14 On tap..No doubt about this sip. Even with out the nitro boost the head on this is so sturdy it leads to a respectable lacing. The aroma does not reveal the wonderfully potent chocolate flavor. This is a classic example of chocolate nibs which are the virtually unprocessed, finely chopped cocoa pods. They push the bitterness that is balanced perfectly. I'm thinking the 'shake' part comes in with a maltiness for the balance. Top notch stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2014 17:53:02 | More by seedyone
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peteanddaze

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-05-2014 17:27:36 | More by peteanddaze
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Dbot

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-04-2014 23:47:52 | More by Dbot
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SwooshDaddy

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-04-2014 07:03:50 | More by SwooshDaddy
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scratch69

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on-tap served in a half yard glass.

Appearance- Dark brown color with two fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Light milk chocolate and roasted malt aromas.

Taste- Strong chocolate flavor with some dark roasted malt notes.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and very creamy.

Overall- One the better chocolate beers that I've tried, and probably the best porter that I've tried.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 23:27:13 | More by scratch69
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Jonbearr

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On first sip I have to say I was a little dissapointed with this beer. I like a nice rich porter, and Shake does not deliver that experience. I got more of a watery chocolate taste, although it was very smooth, and most notably, far more crisp than your average porter. I do not know if this is due in part to the nitrogen, as I am admittedly new to that genre of dark beer. All said and done, per my own taste, I would not order this beer again.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-03-2014 02:41:13 | More by Jonbearr
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eheinz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-02-2014 23:43:23 | More by eheinz
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-01-2014 15:42:16 | More by Jmbbabson
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Mikek149

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-01-2014 01:19:56 | More by Mikek149
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bronmatron

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-30-2014 19:55:38 | More by bronmatron
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alwaysplayin

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-30-2014 06:01:01 | More by alwaysplayin
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Sanmn420

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-30-2014 02:51:58 | More by Sanmn420
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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.