Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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1,386 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,386
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 65
Gots: 332 | 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 shanegatter
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A palatable beer with a good chocolate taste that lingers

Photo of bonfredo
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A delightful unique beer. Incredibly sweet, but with a bitterness of hops and what I assume to be baker's chocolate.

Photo of HabaJohn
3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Heavy chocolate taste outstanding smell. Missing something though, the tste is too much like powdered Hershey mix.

Photo of rab53
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells like opening a fresh bag of Tootsie Rolls. Almost like a lighter version of Southern Tier Choklat.

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 arlo19
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Interesting. Incredibly sweet and chocolaty, to the point where it tastes like it was infused with Nesquik. There's no denying that it's incredibly tasty, and would make for a great dessert beer.

Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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 guityler83
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle

A: Deep brown, nearly black appearance with only the edges showing the color of the snifter glass. Clarity looks good from what I can tell when held to a light. Foam is khaki colored with tight small bubbles that lace the side of the glass as it falls - good retention.

S: Moderate milk chocolate with sweet cocoa powder and cream. Light roast and coffee like malt in the background. No hop aroma. Slight nutty character comes through also.

T: Mild bitterness with low earthy hop flavor. Milk chocolate with cocoa and an underlying nutty malt character give way to a dark chocolate finish - very similar to the aroma. Balance is on the chocolate with the sweetness being moderate. The finish is slightly creamy / dairy like.

M: Soft creamy mouthfeel almost nitro like. Low to mild carbonation with medium / moderate body. A touch of alcohol warming. Very smooth.

O: Just like it says - its a Chocolate Shake, very nice. sweet milk chocolate with a creaminess that makes it very much a dessert beer. I couldn't do more then one but its perfect for after dinner.

Photo of rlimas
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Howells and Hoods nitro pour

Photo of effzed
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Yummy chocolate porter Vanilla, coffee mocha

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

ours and oily black color with dark brown notes. I was unable to force any kind of head out of this one, no matter how vigorous I poured it.

Smells roasted and carmelly up front, followed by a milk chocolate note.

The taste is good. Like that of a porter, with chocolate added. Just what to be expected. I've had one other beer marketed nearly identical to this one, I think that was the better of the two ( I'll leave its name out), but there is nothing wrong with this offering at all. I enjoyed it considerably. This one is quite as sweet, I seem to notice a coffee-like flavor in the backgoround, adding a subtle bitterness.

Moutheel is average. Drinkability a bit better.

Photo of Marraybay
2.1/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Disappointed: Another that seemingly promises one thing (thick/sweet/fun) and delivers something else. More of a dry, bitter, espresso type taste profile, with only a slight hint or tease of choco in the nose. Definitely in no way sweet or at the very least, something that has some complexity or layers to it. Will compliment its glass look (good head and nice lacing) and had a fairly decent mouthfeel. The niceties notwithstanding, this was close to being a drain pour for me.

Photo of Absolut
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A chocolate shake beer. Perfectly named

Photo of maedhros09
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Porter black/brown, on the darker side. Nice fluffy tan head that leaves some lacing and retains a film and bubbles throughout
Smell: Bitter chocolate syrup dominates the nose - not much else to speak of
Taste: Again, the chocolate comes through strong though not as syrupy as in the nose. There are other flavors as well, such as a deep roastiness that goes fairly well with the chocolate and a bit of acidity. There is a dry bitter patch as well.
Feel: Pretty good - enough carbonation but overall pretty smooth with medium body

Overall: The Shake is definitely one of the most chocolatey beers I've had. Being a chocolate lover I wish I could say that was a good thing, but the chocolate has a kind of Hershey's syrup quality and tends to dominate the other flavors and aromas. Considering all the great porters out there I won't be coming back, but still a somewhat enjoyable beer and worth a try for porter/stout fans.

Photo of kimghamburger
3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like cocoa pebbles. Sweet.

Photo of BanjoChevy
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rich and creamy. Better than Left Hand Milk Stout (which WAS my favorite).

Photo of jwilz8806
4.56/5  rDev +14%
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

Photo of Rutkiller
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Incredible Porter! Pours a pitch black with a creamy, tan head that leaves lots of lacing. HUGE chocolate aromas! Hints of chocolate, caramel, coffee and everything that's good. Smooth velvet feel in the mouth, but perhaps just a bit thin for a porter. Taste is similar to the smell. Huge chocolate notes. An excellent Porter!

Photo of RickS95
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lovely dark brown pour, almost black with some lighter shades of dark around the edges. The light tan head forms slowly, cascading from bottom to top. Once formed, it's a thick sticky meringue of different sized bubbles that retain well and leave a plaster of lace behind.

The beer is well-named as Shake smells like a chocolate shake. Not sure if there's lactose involved, but you can almost smell the dairy. Think dessert.

While the chocolate is obvious from the nose, the taste buds tell a slightly different story as the chocolate is off the bittersweet variety. It's an evil trick as you're prepared for an onslaught of sweet only to be surprised by a different form of chocolate.

The palate doesn't appreciate the deception and never fully appreciates the beer. Medium bodied and well bittered, the lack of sweetness is hard to forgive.

I have a six pack and I'm sure I'll enjoy the remaining five, but this first one leaves a poor taste in my mouth literally and figuratively.

Photo of justinp444
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

outstanding as far as porters go - great job

Photo of smbslt
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Don't mind a porter acting like a stout but it still needs to be scored as a porter (American or not).

Photo of candcholt
2.28/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Unlike other reviewers, I don't want my beer to taste just like a chocolate shake. I'm fine with chocolate notes in a porter, but this was gross. Perhaps it's better on draught.

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
90 out of 100 based on 1,386 ratings.