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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

418 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%


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:
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(Beer added by: cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013)
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South2NW

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nitro tap at Bailey's Taproom.

A: Dark brown pour, a bit translucent. About a 1 finger khaki head. Heady was quick dense and left amazing lacing while drinking.

A: milk chocolate dominates with coffee, vanilla and roasted malts mixed in.

T: big chocolate up front, and it continues well into the after taste. It's quite nice. Not overly sweet.

M: a tad watery, would've liked it a bit thicker. But, not bad. Quite creamy on nitro, and finished very nicely.

O: this is a great, easy drinking porter. I would like to compare nitro to regular tap. But, I would certainly order this again, or buy it in store.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-04-2013 04:00:25 | More by South2NW
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CloudStrife

New York

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Enjoy by Feb 06 2014 stamped on the neck.

A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing black in the glass with a khaki tan head sitting on top. Leaves some real nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Upon first whiff you really get that chocolate aroma. Coffee isnt far behind with a touch of vanilla in there as well. Focus is on the milk chocolate which come across very nicely.

T: As anticipated from the aroma this is a chocolate heavy beer. Sort of a dry milk chocolate that is reminiscent of a milk stout with some lactose qualities. Could have a bit more depth.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Perhaps a tad watery but not too bad for a porter. Real easy drinking.

Overall this is a satisfying beer that gets the chocolate flavor right. Something you could easily knock back a six pack of.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:42:19 | More by CloudStrife
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a goblet.
Dark, cola-color, with a nice cap of tan foam.
Aroma-Chocolate cocoa
Taste-Chocolate malt, cocoa,toasted malt, subtle coffee note. Very smooth , with a very nice chocolate flavor throughout. Grab a few chocolate chip cookies and you have yourself a nice dessert.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 16:04:04 | More by hosehead83
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Paincane

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown body with tan head leaving nice lace.
S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee notes highlight the aromas.
T: Chocolate, nuttiness and coffee flavors emerge.
M: Smooth mouthfeel and medium bodied.
O: Tasty brew with cacao nibs and chocolaty goodness.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 19:29:39 | More by Paincane
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has been on my order sheet for a while; Coors finally distributed it today.

Dark brown pour with a giant off-tan head, a bit soapy. Settles to about 1/4 inch with splotchy lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is a tad weak. Chocolate syrup dominates, just short of strong. Slight latte and vanilla in the back gives an odd combination with the cocoa. Sweet

Flavor has a lot going for it. This is a chocolate beer alright and that particular flavor dominates. Again, just shy of strong, but it drowns the vanilla until the end. Something about vanilla that gives me a hollow flavor. Can't quite put my finger on it.

Flavor is at the mercy of the body, which is a touch thin. Boost this up a bit and the flavors, especially the chocolate, would shine.

Good dessert beer

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 06:24:31 | More by Mebuzzard
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Brenden

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shake is a dark brown color, permitting just a little light through at the thinnest parts of the body. It possesses a firm tan head with lots of creaminess and leaves good lacing behind in fairly plentiful patching.
The smell gives up a nice base of chocolate syrup with an essence that's thick and sweet with just a hint of raw bitterness of pure cocoa. It's supported by roast and char in a pretty strong malts foundation. There's a note of kola running through as well.
The taste brings more of the thick chocolate syrup, kola (nut and sort of spiciness), toast and roast with some gently charred woods on the end along with roasted/almost burnt nut. It has a slight tang to it that distracts a little, and a hint of raw green pepper (just a ghost) here and there.
The medium body is perhaps slightly too crisp but evenly smooth with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 13:45:28 | More by Brenden
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this beer up in Totowa yesterday, hearing good things about this and excited to have a Chocolate Porter. Who ever heard of such a thing? After having this beer, I actually wondered why weren't there more of these? This was really good and enjoyable and with the alcohol being just above the threshold for a session beer, it would be easy to enjoy a few of these in a sitting. Now that it nearly feels like Winter outside, this was great to kick off the cold weather with without feeling too heavy, spicy, or filling.

Of course, the pour to this was nice and dark, with a hint of garnet around the edges and a pretty tan head to this that wasn't thick, but certainly present before fading away. Not a strong aroma but what was there held its own - coffee, dark chocolate, some burnt notes, and a hint of soda. That sweetness and mouthfeel was repeated in the taste as the carbonation was strong and the balance spot-on. It's not often that I can taste some espresso in a beer with as much filling as this but that certainly turned out to be the case with this. A nice creamy texture helped this go down easily and only some oatmeal-like malt lingered in the aftertaste, before slowly fading away to a bit of roasted smokiness.

Alcohol? It's here somewhere but it was tough to find - not that I particularly cared. Porters are great when done right and with the chocolate and coffee notes here, they have a range that was previously unknown to me. No matter - this was a great beer that pushes the edge out a bit more without being too radical by seeming so old and familiar. Perfect for dessert, cool nights this season, or those looking for something different that feels like it's been around forever. Nice job on Boulder's part!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 09:36:38 | More by JerzDevl2000
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, chocolate color. No clarity, some slight head and not much lace left on the glass. Looks creamy

S - Roasted grains, light coffee, and lots of chocolate!

T - Like the smell, lots of chocolate! Coffee, roasted grains. Faint hop kick in the background. Well balanced. And did I mention chocolately?

M - Rich and creamy, full bodied, and well carbonated.

O - A new beer from Boulder, and very good. One of the better chocolate porter's that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 02:20:56 | More by BeerDawgs
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LimpHarness

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am not a fan of chocolate or porters, but this stuff was great...just like a chocolate shake. The aroma didn't make me too excited, but everything after that was great. My favorite part is that it's not too heavy...drinkability is great. Could put down a few of these.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 22:43:55 | More by LimpHarness
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Rayek

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery and served in a Shaker pint glass.

Shake arrived with a slightly hazy dark chocolate (how appropriate) hue and a small cream cap. Head retention is just OK, but a nice sheet of lace was left behind.

Someone on the boards here likened the taste of this beer to Cocoa Pebbles. I’d amend that to Cocoa Pebbles for Grownups. Bittersweet baking chocolate dominates the proceedings. A light roasted edge and a mild bitterness keep the beer from becoming one-dimensional. A subtle caramel sweetness is along for the ride as well. The beer’s body is right around medium and has a little too much tingle for my tastes.

Boulder’s latest offerings have been a pleasant departure from their regular lineup. I hope they keep up the good work.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 20:41:05 | More by Rayek
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In a shaker pint.

Dark brown body with no highlights and an ecru cap that billows to two-finger's width. Nice lacing left behind as the head collapses.

Chocolate everywhere: chocolate syrup, Tootsie Roll, toffee, and a pinch of light roast coffee. The roast is really down played, so very sweet.

There is the roast and coffee flavors! The palate backs off on the luscious, dessert nose to hit you with a blast of roasted malt and a bit of coffee grounds. The sweet chocolate flavors flash on the palate FAR too quickly. The chocolate flavors are more at the back end of the drink and come across as cocoa powder and baker's dark chocolate, also a little nutty. I am also surprised by the slight booze character that hits on the back end, with a little bit of general bitterness from the roasted malt.

The body is okay. Yes, Shake has some decent creaminess, but it is too light, so close to calling it flat really. And with that roasted, slightly boozy finish, the feel just does not work well.

It really stinks when a beer starts out so promising and then loses steam when you actually start drinking it. The dry, roasted quality on the palate would be fine if more of those sweet flavors came through as well. Especially since Boulder Beer toys with your emotions and gives you such a scrumptious bouquet of sweet chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 11:38:48 | More by Pintofbrown
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a up a decent amount of head which has pretty good retention. The head is a medium beige while the body is an almost opaque, dark chocolate brown that shows hints of garnet when held up to the light. Lacing is an inch of sheeting that extends from the head.

Nose- Wow! They were not kidding- there is a blast of chocolate from the bottle. Not so much from the glass where it shows tamer roasted notes and hints of cocoa. The bottle, however, smells like I just opened a Hershey's bar. They are faint hints of roasted malts and cocoa but if this carries over to the palate, this is going to be a chocolate bomb. And correction: there is a heavy amount of chocolate from the glass as well. Most of chocolate notes are of the milk, candy bar variety but there are some hints of dark chocolate as well. Swirling reveals very strong notes of roasted malts and cocoa.

Taste- Unfortunately, the chocolate does not carry over as strongly as I would like. Roasted malts, coffee notes, and cocoa dominate the flavor profile while a Hershey's milk chocolate taste sits in the background. The profile also seems thin and watery in comparison to the nose. Slight sweet and sour note from the coffee aspects. I can't say that this beer tastes bad but it is quite a letdown from the aroma. Maybe a little bit of cardboard but not real off tastes. Thinness fades and it tastes richer than it did initially. An above average beer with slight tendencies to good. Roasted notes begin to fade and show more cocoa and actual chocolate. Coffee with some woody bittereness on the finish. Above average to good. Lacks some presence but has lots of balance.

Mouthfeel- A little more than medium bodied with light carbonation. Some smoothness and creaminess.

Drinkability- Very easygoing and would be very dangerous if the palate reflected more of the chocolate of the nose. Very reasonable at 9 bucks a 6 pack.

Overall- Above average to good beer. Comes close to living up to its promise. Definitely worth a try as it is a solid porter. Would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 05:56:11 | More by artoolemomo
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denver10

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours deep brown with a mocha head. They nailed the name for this beer as it totally smells like a chocolate shake. Don't need to explain the aroma at all here....think of a nice, creamy chocolate milkshake and that is what you get. Flavor is super chocolately but not as tightly wound as the aroma. Milk chocolates, dark chocolates, a touch of roastiness, and a little creamy shake in the finish. Good flavor, but I enjoyed the aroma a touch more. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, pretty a nice beer from Boulder here. Didn't know they had it in them.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 04:14:26 | More by denver10
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is fantastic. It poured a nice dark almost blackish brown with a nice 1 inch head. spotty very little lacing left behind. It smells like amazing hot chocolate. its the most chocolaty beer ive ever encountered. The taste of this is just the same as the nose. great for a winter night. super drinkable. if you love chocolate...and if you love beer. get this. Drink it at room temp as well. If its too cold I feel it could take away from the chocolate character. Finally a beer that tastes as good as its name.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 04:09:21 | More by Glennlawless
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's the session of "shake". Every song that has the word comes to mind. She shook me all night long to shake, shake, shake that bootie... I'll just chalk all that up to a character flaw on my behalf.

Boulder shake kicks off with the standard Porter appearance for the most part. Its deep brown body is medium-brown hue. Piercing garnet highlights shine through its filtered clarity. Its creamy froth swirls into a lather that retains resonably well after reducing to a delicate lace on the surface and glass.

Strong chocolate aromas become the star of the show. But peeling back the layers, other, more sound beer aromas arise- toffee, toast, pecans, coffee and cola also come out to play as the beer warms. With little hop influence, fruit or spice, the aroma promises a malty-sweet session.

Its pure chocolate character is both lush and robust with both a bittersweet and milk chocolate dovetail in taste. Unatural to the Porter-world, the chocolate overtones completely overwhelm the beer- but in the best way possible. Its toasty and lightly grainy backbone introduces toasted nut flavors, coffee grounds and a cola-like finish that's modestly distracting. Its mild alcohol flavor is somewhat spicy but without going all peppercorn on the palate.

Medium through and through, the Porter has a creamy, semi-sweet feel on the mouth but lightens considerably through the middle for a surprisingly high rate of drinkability. Warm in its finish, its alcohol spiciness is the only real reprieve from such sweetness; even as its woodish hop bitterness does so mildly in taste. Perhaps a bit watery as it trails, its aftertaste reveals that cola-like tact.

Shake is a delightful Porter that really pushes the chocolate flavors to an absurd level. Much like Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout and Southern Tier's Choklat, this dark ale is the latest in that chain of chocolate beers. Its relatively lighter body is somewhat its savior and its curse.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 19:14:06 | More by BEERchitect
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a super deep brown, nearly black color, with a very small fizzy cream colored head. The head fades very fast, leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a decent bit of spotty foam on the surface of the beer.

Smell – The aroma is quite tasty. It contains lots of dark chocolate and a big dose of coffee. Along with these smells is some vanilla sweetness as well as a bit of grainy chocolate malt and caramel smell. Overall it is deep and dark with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate; like a dark chocolate bar with coffee beans.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet coffee and chocolate flavor. The chocolate is of a dark chocolate flavor mixed with a sweeter vanilla and cane sugar flavor. The coffee starts out a bit lighter but gains more potency as the flavors moves on. Some vanilla flavors develop more in the middle and toward the end creating a very nice chocolate bar flavor. Along with the vanilla, the sweetness of the brew increases with the dark chocolate taking on a more milk chocolate flavor when mixed with the bit of lactose sweetness that comes to the tongue. In the end a rather sweet and coffee, creamy chocolate bar flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. The slightly thicker body and lighter carbonation are great for all the darker and sweet chocolate/coffee flavors of the brew making for a nice decadent drinker.

Overall - Big and sweet with lots of chocolate and nice roasted flavors. A nice brew when looking for something sweet, chocolaty and coffee like.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 03:57:06 | More by Darkmagus82
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a color as deep and bright as a black pearl, this porter holds genuine stout like characteristics. The head was thick a the top and balanced on a layer of bubbles before it edged to a frothy collar.

The aromas were sugary sweet chocolate, like candy. The chocolate is so rich and thick, like a creamy milk chocolate bar. The creaminess then moves into a marshmallow like sweetness only to end with a dry maltiness.

The flavors are great but miss the mark, just a bit, from the rich aromas. The chocolate is drier, with more marshmallow or vanilla. Than there is more of a Graham cracker like malt flavor. There is a hop bitterness near the finish.

The feel is silky smooth, like velvet on the tongue, with a low carbonative fullness.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 22:44:36 | More by KYGunner
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a dark brown with ruby edges and a finger of tan head that enjoyed retention of some length. The nose had chocolate notes and there is chocolate flavor upfront. The roast profile is rather timid to say the least, but at least it finishes with a decent roasted bitterness.

This offering delivers on the chocolate, but it leaves a bit to be desired as a porter.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 18:54:56 | More by 57md
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a dark, almost blackish, brown color. It is capped with a tan head and the liquid has reddish hues when held to the light. The smell is malty, with lots of chocolate overtones. Nutty, with subdued roastiness. There is a sweet and toasted smell to the beer. Think of Nutella on very toasted homemade bread. The taste is moderately sweet, with some mid-taste bitterness to even things out. Somewhat abrupt finish, but lots of chocolate flavor. Full in body, and a thick, smoothness to the mouthfeel. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 23:34:08 | More by Suds
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

best thing ive had from boulder beer maybe ever. looks thin and translucent from the bottle, but amounts to a pretty dense chocolate brown liquid in my globe with just less than an inch of soapy off white head. I wish it stayed heady longer, more cream, more sex appeal, but it is what it is. smells really chocolaty, which I adore. cocoa powder and melted milk chocolate are both present. nice medium roast malt base, slightly sweet, but bitter enough to balance the chocolate. very pleasant, not over the top at all. the flavor is a mix of so many chocolates. dark and white chocolate both flash in here, buttery and soft, distinctly flavored, long wintery finish. its warming in a comforting way, not an alcoholic one. I bought a single because I thought six would bee to much, but I am regretting that choice now. this is highly drinkable, and it is the perfect season for beer like this. I am most impressed by the way the various chocolate layers are woven into a porter that would be excellent as a standalone. I will be drinking plenty of this in the coming months.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 17:03:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle $1.79. Dark black-brown, good head. Smells like chocolate, tootsie rolls. The flavor was strong chocolate tootsie rolls and Count Chocula cereal. The chocolate is very heavy on this and one bottle was enough for me but this was a pretty solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 03:38:06 | More by ArrogantB
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minterro

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Split with gf, poured into a pint glass. Paired with chocolate cake.

A&S: lots of chocolate milk, a little bit of caramel, but outside of that I'm not getting a whole lot. Jet black beer, good amount of lacing specks. Light tan head that starts at about a finger and retains in a very thin layer.

T&M: Similar to the aroma upfront: milk chocolate. More bitter then I would expect from the aroma. Kinda sharp mouthfeel for a porter.

Overall: I hear this beer was good, I'm setting more on the above average spectrum. Better then most of the stuff out of bolder brewing company, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 05:24:25 | More by minterro
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: A shade before pitch black. Clarity appears to be good, though it's sometimes hard to tell with dark beers. Tan colored head settles into a thin crown after a short time. Lacing coats the glass in a thin, broken sheet.

S: Roasted grain, semi sweet dark chocolate, mouth-watering cocoa nibs, french roast coffee. Faint grassy hops. Straightforward, but rewarding.

T: Big tide of cocoa nibs and semi sweet dark chocolate. Chocolate bread. Roasted grains, french roast coffee. Mild acidity and balancing bitterness. A touch steely. Understated berry fruits. Roasted barley comes back. Touch of cola. Hint of grassy hop. Chocolate subsides as the roasted grains come forward more on the finish.

M: Medium-thick body. Very full, velvety smooth, and round in the mouth. Mild prick of scrubbing carbonation. Light roasted grain astringency.

O: A very well put together chocolate porter. A medley of different grains provide depth and complexity. The chocolate, while very much the focal point of the beer, lets up just enough to allow the rest of the beer to shine through. This is one of those rare beers that provides a simple hedonistic drinking pleasure, but is also multi-faceted and complex enough to allow the drinker to dissect and think about it more if he or she so chooses. I've never really been wowed by anything Boulder Beer has done, but I can respect the hell out of this effort. Damn good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:54:36 | More by ryan1788a5
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Jet black body, tan one-finger head fades quickly, leaves light lacing.

S - Heavy on the cocoa, smell like brownie batter.

T - dry chocolate up front, becomes creamy in the middle, lingering coffee, no detectable hops.

M - Surprisingly light which helps keep the powerful flavor from becoming too cloying.

O - This was the surprise beer in a variety 12 pack. I enjoy all the other beers I've had from Boulder, so I was happy with this. I would definitely seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 20:38:55 | More by kjfinnerty
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a thinnish, sandy-tan head. Slim, slick coat of lacing.

Smell: Strong chocolate aroma. Yeah, you could maybe try to glean other notes of what-have-you here and there, but it's almost all chocolate here. Almost.

Taste: The flavor akin to chocolate syrup instantly grabs you, not surprising after the aroma. Coffee-edged roast soothed by the sweet chocolate quality. Incredibly low darkened malt astringency. Drying, roasty and still quite chocolaty on the smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Solid, enjoyable. Even the 5.9% ABV is a likable feature. An almost personable chocolate brew. Almost.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 15:44:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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