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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 797
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 20
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Attractive to look at. The pour produces a two-finger thick head with frothy, chewy cream-colored head. The head persists well and leaves sticky lace on the sides of the glass the same height as the original head. A thin lace remains atop the liquid long after the pour. The liquid is dark black with some transparency and hues of brown. I don't see much carbonation working through the beer.

Certainly very chocolatey and almost Gnutell-like on the nose. There's sweet malt, vanilla and even tiny hints of coffee. It smells very dessert-like. Interestingly, the beer isn't nearly as sweet as the nose led me to believe. I do still get chocolate, but the beer has a very nutty flavor,similar to a nut brown. I continue to get hints of vanilla and a dark chocolate aftertaste, both of which I enjoy. Perhaps the one limitation of this beer is the thin body, which certainly doesn't resemble a shake and works against the otherwise tasty flavors. The beer is smooth, but lacks the creaminess I'd like.

I like this beer, but would enjoy it much more if the body were thicker.

ONovoMexicano, Feb 14, 2014
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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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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.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 797 ratings.