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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 09:36:38 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a tulip. Enjoy by Sep242014 on bottle neck. Purchased at World Market (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark brown with 2-finger beige, foamy head with decent retention and a solid valence of lace around the top of the glass.

S: Huge chocolate aromas with light roast malts and a little bit of caramel in there too. I don't get much of the coffee noted on the label, but the bittersweet dark chocolate and cocoa aromas are heavenly. A touch of earthy hops bitterness comes through.

T: The flavor is good but unfortunately has a chemical nature through the finish. The maltiness is still humongous chocolate, mostly bitter dark but a little caramel sweetness moves through too. There is a touch of bitterness, mostly earthy in nature, keeping this from being syrupy. The finish though has a weird chemical almost sour woody character to it that doesn't finish the beer off as nicely as the rest of it that precedes. Still a good beer. No alcohol and no yeast could possibly push through the chocolate haze this leaves.

M: The lightness is surprising and is sort of a positive and a negative -- the lightness keeps it from seems cloying and syrupy but it also prevents it from being as decadent and sumptuous as it could be.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.