Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by corby112:
3.21/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with dark mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Smokey aroma with a nice balance of robust roast and sweeter, dessert-like dark malt character. Very roasty at first with hints of burnt malt, espresso bean, charcoal, liquid smoke, dark chocolate and oatmeal. This is countered by sweeter dark malt notes and a prominent silky chocolate presence. Hints of baker's chocolate, toffee, caramel and flour less chocolate cake. A little heavy on the roast but not acrid at all with a decent amount of sweetness for balance.
On the lighter end of medium body with very strong roasted dark malt flavor that overpowers the sweeter chocolate malt flavors. Not as well balanced as the nose suggests with a much stronger, slightly acrid burnt malt presence that lingers over the sweeter notes into a very dry finish. Smokey with hints of ash, burnt toast and charred wood along with bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal and spent coffee grinds. There's some lighter malt sweetness toward the end of the palate with hints of milk chocolate, hazelnut and caramel but everything us overwhelmed by the heavy roast. The light mouthfeel and subtle sweetness help drinkability but thus beer is too one dimensional and overly roasted for my preference.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 07:20:48 | More by corby112
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4.06/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brown-to-black coloring with a dense, creamy, half inch, cream colored head. Beautiful. Aromas of rich milk chocolate, smooth and sweet, with subtle cream highlights. Smells amazing! Flavors are smooth, with a chocolate milk forward characteristic, mostly sweet, with only hints of bitter and roast. This is like a great glass of chocolate milk. Wow! Smooth and light in mouth, with a light cream and chocolate aftertaste. Lactose linger, with a bittersweet chocolate underlay, in an otherwise smooth finish. Bravo!
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2014 20:25:05 | More by GarthDanielson
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This poured a nice, rich, black with an big one finger mocha colored head that lasted quite long. Decent lacing too.
Smell was milk chocolatey, vanilla, and very pleasant.
Taste of chalky chocolate, and mouthfeel was full on. I think tootsie roll comes to mind, but in a glass, and in a very positive way. Incredibly satisfying.
This is a beer I would definitely have again. Might be more a last beer of the night, but an excellent one to end with after a long day. Very drinkable. Probably could have had two.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 22:57:24 | More by BeerDazed
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pretty much a black colored brew, more so than most porters. The tan head is thick and sturdy and leaves a firm coating of lace. The aroma is pretty darn nice with deep milk chocolate that almost turns to an evergreen malt burst it's so enticing. The flavor is similar but becomes a little more bitter and less of the creamy sweet chocolate that the aroma suggests. The feel is also a little thinner, somewhat aqueous, as compared to the expectations that the aroma conjured. But once you get past expectations the flavor does satisfy the chocolate lover's desire for cocoa flavor and it has a curious grassy, nearly charcoal edge that smooths out after a few tastes. It's solidly medium bodied and seems to gain a creamier feel as you get to the end. Overall, very pleasing.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 04:40:18 | More by Durge
Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.