Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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Reviews: 165
Hads: 1,418
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 3.74%
Wants: 68
Gots: 348 | 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 alk3kenny
5/5  rDev +24.7%
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 (295 characters)

Photo of Extol
5/5  rDev +24.7%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.99/5  rDev +24.4%
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... (555 characters)

Photo of Ashed27
4.95/5  rDev +23.4%
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. (267 characters)

Photo of FreytagK
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
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. (156 characters)

Photo of RVigz
4.82/5  rDev +20.2%
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! (529 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
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! (1,036 characters)

Photo of DanielMB
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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. (320 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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. (319 characters)

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
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. (318 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
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 (553 characters)

Photo of jazzbass92
4.69/5  rDev +17%
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. (150 characters)

Photo of keithmurray
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
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 (580 characters)

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at a bar in Flagstaff, AZ. Right off the bat it was delicious, nice and heavy with a classic chocolate porter feel. The chocolate flavor was immediately present and enjoyable. It felt and tasted like I was drinking a chocolate milkshake. As the beer warmed up (half way through) the chocolate notes became even more pronounced and even more enjoyable. I'm springing for a six pack of this next time I want a glass of chocolate milk. I highly recommend it. (473 characters)

Photo of arlo19
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this was tasty. Not much aroma, but maybe because I drank so fast it didn't have time to warm up. Taste is creamy, some malt and amazingly smooth. Slightly dry roasty aftertaste. It would be nice to compare to Vanilla Shake. (228 characters)

Photo of quakeroatmealstout
4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark black color not heavy on the foam.

Smell: This is where this beer is truly unique. You dip your nose into the glass and you can just smell the chocolate. I love the balance between chocolate and coffee on this one.

Taste: While the smell is very heavily chocolate, it doesn't feel overtly chocolatey like other chocolate stouts (e.g. Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout). It's got great balance, light carbonation that wasn't noticeable in the first half of the glass, and a very smooth feel to it.

Mouthfeel: Not very heavy like other stouts and porters. Like a light shake (well hey, it's got shake in the name, so that explains it).

Overall: This is one of those beers you don't have to sip but you can if you want to savor. I almost wanted to chug it down like a shake I was that ready for it, but I restrained myself. It's not too heavy and not too light, so it's a nice change from the more robust porters I've had in the past. What it lacks in complexity it makes up for in its taste and smell. (1,026 characters)

Photo of jwilz8806
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not to bad of a porter has a wonderful chocolate and coffee aroma taste is about the same except it's more of a bitter coco not like milk chocolate if they could get this just a little bit sweeter I think it would be a way better beer (234 characters)

Photo of everyman
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Intensely chocolate in taste and smell. Only lightly bitter. Malty but not sweet. Excellent mouth feel, easy to drink. There's little roasted malt flavor and smell which seems to help the chocolate come through. Honestly, it's not just a one time bit. Often beers like this are something I would try once. However, this is a true Porter – tasty and not a gimmick. (365 characters)

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose to the glass reminds of opening a can of ovaltine or yes a box of coco puffs. Fantastic chocolate finish with amazing mouthfeel. I can only imagine on tap. 12 oz bottle was great. Found it later on nitro tap. It's like a milkshake. Try it. Omg nitro makes it milky like a..... (281 characters)

Photo of Lezlibelle
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is what it says. It's a fun beer to drink. Goes in beer and goes down leaving hints of chocolate behind.
Not to imply sweetness.. It's not, but it has replaced dessert more than once. I like it! (206 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed the shake chocolate porter. The beer poured a dark opaque with ecru head that left some lacy. The scent was chocolate....almost semi sweet nestle morsel chocolate. The taste follows the scent and is incredibly delicious. This comes close to the best porter I've ever had. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a great porter...nice job! (388 characters)

Photo of justinp444
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A thick foamy off white head with tons of retention and a dark black body. Chocolate, coffee, and malt. Nice drinkable smooth mouthfeel with a great amount of foam to provide additional flavor. Taste is of milk chocolate and slight malt, very light overall but right in line with a porter. Really surprised with this beer, it's great. (334 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Soo nice. Ultra smooth and immensely drinkable. The thick creamy light tan head lasts forever. No off tastes whatsoever. Perfectly balanced. Fairly dry until the very end of the finish where there's a bit o' sweet. (215 characters)

Photo of themind
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This porter is a chocolate blast that rivals Sweet Baby J. This beer is underrated here! It's very good! This beer pours super dark, has an incredible chocolate aroma and an awesome chocolate, milkshake beer treat flavor. At 5.9% its super drinkable and I would recommend this beer to chocolate beer lovers. Would I buy again...HECK YEA! $40.00 bucks a case, sign me up.

Bottom Line: Awesome beer from the woods. (413 characters)

Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

* Drank this two months past the enjoy by date, so take my rating with a grain of cocoa. Honestly smells like a chocolate milkshake. Will be searching for this one to try fresh that is for sure. (194 characters)

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
89 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.