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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,083 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 39
Gots: 172 | 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:
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(Beer added by: cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by TucsonTom:
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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

If you're looking for chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, then Shake is your beer. If you're looking for a complex mix of chocolate, coffee, malt or anything other than chocolate, then you'll be disappointed.

Me? I'm bored with the beer by time I'm finished with it. And I don't really want the rest of the six pack.

So why such a high rating? Well, it looks and has the mouthfeel of a perfect porter. And it was very clear on the bottle that this baby would be chocolate centered, and Boulder hit that goal out of the park. That's why it has such a high rating: its goal is very well executed.

But I'm not a big chocaholic, so I want the malt/coffee/hop complexity found in other porters. That's why Boulder's Shake has no future place in my beer fridge: personal taste (or lack there of <g>).

More User Reviews:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
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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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%
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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 1,083 ratings.