Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 65
Gots: 334 | FT: 2
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013

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Photo of aavila813
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

very smooth and it does taste like chocolate

Photo of Avila1
5/5  rDev +25%

Well done and a Gold Winner

Photo of alk3kenny
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a creamy dark color and smells of cocoa... hot chocolate even ... tastes the same way.. Makes this very very easy to drink and well just plain delicious I can't help but order this or buy this every time I see it... fav beer almost sooo close. Pours amazing from the growler and the bottle

Photo of topherchrismanharth
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing. Favorite porter out there.

Photo of chiphead
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bitter but not fully. Mouthfeel and chocolate of a shake, but no sugar.

Photo of Extol
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first 5/5 rating. It only took 189 beers prior to find it. When I think of a milkshake version of a beer, this exemplifies that thought. A chocolate fudge punch to the palate and wonderful aromas to boot. Not high in alcohol so you can certainly session out on this. Light body doesn't fill you up. I took a girl out to World of Beer and she got this and I opted for the Brooklyn Blast!. Granted, I really enjoyed the Blast! but I had some beer envy when I tried hers. I had to seek it out and luckily I remembered seeing it at a local store. I'll probably buy their last two six packs.

Photo of samantha_solis_9008
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer. It tastes just like chocolate shake. It's awesome.

Photo of pkalix
4.99/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i'm not much into novelty brews, but this one is AWESOME!!!
smells like a YOOHOO, taste s like a chocolate shake. I said, I don't like novelty brews, but this is within the parameters of genuine brewmanship, I believe, yet tastes literally like a chocolate shake. maybe I wasn't expecting much when I purchased it, but this one is awesome. not getting the "thin" others are talking about... this is thick and creamy and well-constructed. perhaps there are variations in the brewing process and some aren't as good as others, but I absolutely LOVE this...

Photo of srozar1987
4.96/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good porter. Very chocolaty without being too sweet or too bitter. Excellent.

Photo of Ashed27
4.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite overall beer. Superb drinkability for a "dark" beer. Smells and tastes like a glass of chocolate milk. It combines the bitterness of dark chocolate, with the smooth taste of milk chocolate. 5/5 I recommend this to anybody, looking for something different.

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.93/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Explosive chocolate sweet flavor. My girlfriend adores this brew & I end up stealing a couple whenever she gets it.

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Do not take the word "chocolate" lightly. It is what it says it is. And it is phenomenal.

Photo of Sleightball
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a chocolate milk shake. Gotta love a beer that is true to its name.

Photo of FreytagK
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Tastes like a chocolate milkshake. Great aroma, great taste and finish, and absolutely perfect whether beginning your evening or finishing with a night cap.

Photo of RVigz
4.82/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Nearly black with a beautiful cascading one inch head.

Smell: Sweet/slightly bitter chocolate.

Taste: This may be my favorite chocolate stout/porter that i have ever drank. It has the perfect amount of sweetness/bitter chocolate and the tiniest bit of coffee and roasted smoky flavor. absolutely delicious.

Mouthfeel: velvety smooth and super sweet and high drinkability:

Overall: Very sweet, great balance between sweet/bitter dark chocolate flavors. My favorite chocolate stout/porter 100% recommend to anyone!

Photo of Kevin_malo
4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tastes and smells like cocoa puffs, love it, great desert beer. overwhelmingly chocolatey and i love it!

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a finger and a half of chocolate/caramel-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer. The head leaves a good lacing of foam on the glass as its drunk.

Aroma: Wow! Strong aromas of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, lactose, cream, as well as bready, toasted malt imparting notes of toasted bread and cereal. Very inviting.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma! Very chocolaty, caramel-y, vanilla-y, lactose-y, creamy and bready/cereal-y. Think Cocoa-Puffs, Chocolate Rice Crispies or Count Chocolata cereal, but in a glass! Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly thin, and very creamy and smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: What a great chocolate porter! Lots of toasted malt and chocolate, wrapped up with a hint of caramel and vanilla, in a very creamy beer. Delicious!

Photo of CraigP83
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Chocolatey milky goodness in a dark package

Photo of DanielMB
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

This beer is like a fudge shake--but not sweet. It smells like fudge, and it tastes like fudge. Yet it is recognizably a beer. This is absurdly good. I would highly, highly recommend it. It tends to be moderately expensive, running at about $12 a 6-pack here in South Carolina--however, it is completely worth the price.

Photo of ZAP
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

For what this is designed to be it is outstanding. The closest thing to a chocolate milk shake beer I have had....yet it is not cloying...a dusty milk chocolate type flavor (think shavings from a high quality milk chocolate Easter Bunny.

Excellent aroma as well.

One of the best chocolate forward beers out there.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

NOW THIS IS A CHOCOLATE BEER. drank out of keg.

L-It pours a dark brown with a slightly off-white head that stays with the beer. Almost looks like a guness.
S-Lots of chocolate off the bat.
T-Some roasted chocolate hints with an earthy taste that really works well with the chocolate.
F-No feel
O-Awesome sweet stout.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, with red highlights, under light, and fairly substantial lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of chocolate, intense malts, dark wheat bread, bread crust, cream, milk, and sugar. Taste is of those elements, with acidity, bitterness, and cocoa powder. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter finishes fairly crisp and highly drinkable. The alcohol is not as apparent as 5.9% American-style lagers (such as Natural Ice or Schlitz XL).

RJT

Photo of jazzbass92
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the better porters I've had. Delicious and sweet without losing the malt flavor. I strongly recommend waiting until you can find this on nitro.

Photo of smwendel
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Creamy, deliciousness, with a semi-sweet chocolate finish.

Photo of keithmurray
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - dark brown with tan head

Smell - milk chocolate, malted chocolate balls, mocha, coffee

Taste - much like the smell - milk chocolate, fudge, mocha, coffee

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweetness from the chocolate, yet not cloying or overwhelming, flavors linger for a good while, smooth - I feel like this is just like a chocolate shake

Overall - this is a good porter, one that lives up to its namesake. I made a mistake by passing this up in the past, but I look forward to drinking more of this in the future.

Price Point - $2.30/12 oz single

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
90 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.