Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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89
very good

1,080 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 39
Gots: 171 | FT: 3
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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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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this beer up in Totowa yesterday, hearing good things about this and excited to have a Chocolate Porter. Who ever heard of such a thing? After having this beer, I actually wondered why weren't there more of these? This was really good and enjoyable and with the alcohol being just above the threshold for a session beer, it would be easy to enjoy a few of these in a sitting. Now that it nearly feels like Winter outside, this was great to kick off the cold weather with without feeling too heavy, spicy, or filling.

Of course, the pour to this was nice and dark, with a hint of garnet around the edges and a pretty tan head to this that wasn't thick, but certainly present before fading away. Not a strong aroma but what was there held its own - coffee, dark chocolate, some burnt notes, and a hint of soda. That sweetness and mouthfeel was repeated in the taste as the carbonation was strong and the balance spot-on. It's not often that I can taste some espresso in a beer with as much filling as this but that certainly turned out to be the case with this. A nice creamy texture helped this go down easily and only some oatmeal-like malt lingered in the aftertaste, before slowly fading away to a bit of roasted smokiness.

Alcohol? It's here somewhere but it was tough to find - not that I particularly cared. Porters are great when done right and with the chocolate and coffee notes here, they have a range that was previously unknown to me. No matter - this was a great beer that pushes the edge out a bit more without being too radical by seeming so old and familiar. Perfect for dessert, cool nights this season, or those looking for something different that feels like it's been around forever. Nice job on Boulder's part!

More User Reviews:
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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a finger high, with a mocha shade. I don't think it has good retention, but it does leave behind a bit of lacing on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: The "chocolate" part of this beer isn't lying. But it's also loaded with roasted malt goodness, and some vanilla beneath that. While the general aroma is quite sweet, there also seems to be a healthy roast note to it. (4)

Taste: It starts off with a ton of dark chocolate, and I do mean a ton. Despite this, it finishes with a nice roasted bite, and there's even some hoppiness floating around. Basically, it's chocolate milk without the lingering sweetness. Sure it's simplistic, but who cares? (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Really dry, despite its initial sweetness. Because of the richness of flavor, though, it isn't spectacularly drinkable. I don't really care that it's more of a sipper, though. Carbonation is slightly strong, but not stupid - just like this beer. (3.75)

Overall: Like many chocolate beers, it blends a sweet and chocolaty first half with a dry and roasty second half. That doesn't always work, but here it does, and quite well to boot. It's sweet enough to be a dessert beer and dry enough to be paired with a good steak - it's only hampered by its one-dimensional nature. Still, I'm loving the chocolaty nature. (3.75)

3.79/5: A chocolate porter/stout done right

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Photo of Beaver13
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Lucius waves of chocolate ... well crafted and well worth a try

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.Poured into a 20oz firestone glass.Dark brown with a 1 inch head.Very heavy chocolate smell.Not bad.This has got a good flavor .If your looking for a good Porter this is not that bad.Not near as good as the Alaskan Baltic porter but still a very tasty Porter.Give it a try.Motley out.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
89 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.