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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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very good

653 Ratings
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 55 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by corby112:
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3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two-finger brown head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Good chocolate nose and flavor is sweet/roasted chocolate. Smooth. $2.35 for a 12oz bottle Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH. Best by Aug 21, 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 22:28:47 | More by jdhilt
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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

O: Shake is a good chocolate porter with big chocolate aromas and a good chocolate flavor punch, only done in somewhat by the artificial, chemical character in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 03:54:04 | More by argock
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Chocolaty brown beer capped with a khaki foam that recedes into a thin cap with curtains of lace. It smells like a chocolate milkshake with a bit of cold pressed coffee. Excellent. Taste is lightly bitter, milk chocolate, some espresso. Light sweetness is washed away for a clean mild chocolaty finish. Medium body is creamy. This is a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 22:51:01 | More by JackieTH
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Appearance: dark brown, nearly black with no haze. Quite an attractive beer.

Smell: rich, sweet chocolate with a lot of vanilla -- it's very desserty. However, there's this almost watered-down element to it which kind of takes a little away from the nice chocolate character.

Taste: it's quite sweet, rather like a milk stout. Chocolatey and creamy flavor as well; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and good creaminess. This works for me.

Overall: a dessert beer, to be sure, but I really like it. I will definitely be looking for it in bottles.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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