Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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Ratings: 1,385
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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Ratings: 1,385 | Reviews: 220
Photo of mothman
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Way too much chocolate. Hard to drink very much of this one.

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 MikeSkaz
2.3/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very flat and no body.

Photo of beerfootfreak
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Delicious brew, rich chocolate in the nose, taste follows. Rather quick finish leaving the same chocolate flavors. Overall good beer and was what I thought I was buying but I will say the mouth feel kind left me wanting more. I wish it was a little thicker like a chocolate shake, instead I feel as though I got chocolaty skim milk.

Photo of barnzy78
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, Enjoy By APR152014
A - thin tan head dissipates quickly atop a dark brown body
S - chocolate and cocoa nib
T - plenty of chocolate, background biscuit malt, spicy hop
M - medium body, creamy and smooth
O - very good overall, but I just don't think I'd get it again. It's definitely something recommendable for someone who likes their beer to taste like chocolate.

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 SierraFlight
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at beachwood seal beach, half size poured into snifter. Dark brown body with ruby highlights and a tan fluffy head that shows good retention and consistent lacing. Aroma is immediately reminiscent of a chocolate malt. Taste is slightly sweet chocolate syrup and roasty malts followed by coffee-like bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, medium-low carbonation, and a semi-sweet, slightly leafy bitter finish.

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good mouthfeel with light hints of coffee over chocolate. Would recommend and drink again...

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro draft at Tavern in the Square.

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 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 Iamjeff6
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on Nitro, If I had to describe this I would call it alcoholic chocolate milk. I could drink this while eating waffles every morning.

Photo of KTCamm
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1/13...pours very dark brown with smidges of brown foam sitting a top. Strong chocolate nose, sweet. Smooth milk chocolate taste, sweet and bitter (semisweet). A touch milky. Taste evolves to darker chocolate. Very flavorful!

Photo of bwood06
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro on tap into a pint glass

A - Opaque black in color with a very creamy head that dissipates to a thin lacing. Very creamy in appearance with cascading bubbles in the head. Head is khaki in color. 4.5/5

S - Smells just like a chocolate shake. Bittersweet chocolate with a bit of caramel sweetness. Maybe just a hint of coffee but heavily dominated by the chocolate. 4/5

T - Once again, just like drinking a chocolate shake. Virtually no bitterness. I could drink this beer all day long or drink it to get a chocolate fix. That is how chocolaty this beer is. Seems like a bit of lactate as well to give it that chocolate shake flavor. 4.5/5

M - Extremely creamy and thick. Does not linger overly long in the mouth, just long enough to make you want to take another sip right after just having taken one. 4.5/5

O - Excellent chocolate porter offering. Probably my favorite chocolate beer to date. Will definitely seek this one out again. Even my wife, who does not like dark beers, thought that this beer was excellent. 4.5/5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark brown in color; with a light shining through, ruby is visible throughout; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a thin, uneven cap; OK lacing;

S: chocolate is clearly dominant, with an earthy quality also present; as it warms, the aroma is strikingly like a chocolate milk shake;

T: earthy up front; chocolate clearly present at mid-palate and gets stronger through the finish; bittersweet chocolate at the end;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation;

O: the label says chocolate porter and that's exactly what this is; for me, it's pigeon holes as a dessert beer, which isn't bad, but it's limiting;

Photo of Beerma
3.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was a little too chocolaty for me!

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 TX-Badger
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with khaki colored head. Chocolate shake, it smells like a chocolate shake; same for the palate. Finishes with just a touch of roasted malt. Interestingly good.

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 MDHopster
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nitro version on draft excellent appearance and mouthfeel. Semisweet dark chocolate aroma and taste. Extremely smooth drinking.

Photo of sirhc3034
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is fantastic on Nitro

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Black with light tan lacing.
S- Like hot cocoa powder
T- Chocolate, sweet then bitter
F- As a porter, just about right but not perfect
O- Good, but not great

Photo of biegaman
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shake looks as it smells and tastes: like chocolate liquor. It is dense, gritty, and such a deep, dark shade of brown that we might as well call it black (a good source of light, however, contradicts this by turning the thick-as-paste looking liquid clear and showcases ruddy highlights). And, apropos for the milkshake theme, the surface is coated in creamy white froth.

The aroma of bittersweet chocolate is clear as day and contains notes of both roasted, unrefined cocoa nibs (which are actually used in the brew, by the way) as well as a finely conched, velvety vanilla-accented bar from a top European chocolatier. All in all, it smells a lot like actual cocoa butter. One fully expects a "melt in your mouth" quality to follow on the palate.

Shake is sure to make a huge impression on those trying it for the first time (especially if they've never had a chocolate beer before). After trying it on-tap I went out the very next day to buy a six-pack. But the bloom fell off that rose pretty quickly. The bottled version didn't have the same hazelnut-cream and Swiss wafer notes. And each subsequent bottle was a little less impressive.

That six-pack lasted far longer than I imagined it would. By the time of this final bottle I find it to almost taste more of coffee beans than it does cocoa nibs. That gooey, rich, fudge-y bakers chocolate flavour and the silky vanilla note that lined it has faded substantially. I still consider it delicious, but it's not the decadent indulgence I initially thought of it as.

Shake Chocolate Porter is a beer impossible not to recommend (unless of course the person doesn't like chocolate, in which case they're insane anyhow). While it is admittedly a superficial offering (that can also taste a bit artificial at times), it's still the stuff of a choco-holic's dream. Were they around then, Boulder Beer would certainly have been in the service of Mayan royalty.

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 hop_trotter
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite in recent memory. Smells of fresh cut wheat fields, Tastes like coco crispies-a must try for port lovers!

Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
90 out of 100 based on 1,385 ratings.