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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 33
Gots: 152 | FT: 2
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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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

ThisWangsChung, Oct 03, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev -7.6%

On-tap. Pours very dark. Dark tan head as well. This beer does not require long, detailed descriptions. It smelled of pure chocolate. It tasted the same. This beer has got to be using a bunch of artificial flavor because the chocolate is that stressed. I don't really frown upon the use of artificial flavoring all the time. I just think that this one is "too chocolatey to be true". If your looking for a chocolate beer, go after this one because it will not disappoint. Very creamy on the mouth, too.

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Lucius waves of chocolate ... well crafted and well worth a try

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
89 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.