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Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 41
Gots: 200 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
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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3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium to dark brown in appearance that poured a light but frothy two finger head.

Smells like chocolate syrup...not yet to thrilled.

Wow, they nailed the name right on the head with this one, tastes exactly like a chocolate shake, but not that great.

Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, not great either.

Overall this is definitely a dessert beer, wouldn't touch it for anything else.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10/01/14 From bottle at home. One might expect the bottled version to perhaps be less than the tap. I do not find this to be the case. Taste-wise it's still a great fun drink but there is a noticeable difference in the texture. My previous observation make no particular notice of the texture which is most pronounced from the bottle. It's not so much a creaminess as a milkiness & a note of lactose. Both to the betterment I might add.

05/21/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. No doubt about this sip. Even with out the nitro boost the head on this is so sturdy it leads to a respectable lacing. The aroma does not reveal the wonderfully potent chocolate flavor. This is a classic example of chocolate nibs which are the virtually unprocessed, finely chopped cocoa pods. They push the bitterness that is balanced perfectly. I'm thinking the 'shake' part comes in with a maltiness for the balance. Top notch stuff.

01/12/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Wun'erful brew. Just the right amount of adult chocolate without reverting to the Willy Wonka level. A bracing hit of bittersweet at the outset that manifests into a very, very enjoyable drink. If you see it, buy it & drink it. You're welcome.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on-tap served in a half yard glass.

Appearance- Dark brown color with two fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Light milk chocolate and roasted malt aromas.

Taste- Strong chocolate flavor with some dark roasted malt notes.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and very creamy.

Overall- One the better chocolate beers that I've tried, and probably the best porter that I've tried.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On first sip I have to say I was a little dissapointed with this beer. I like a nice rich porter, and Shake does not deliver that experience. I got more of a watery chocolate taste, although it was very smooth, and most notably, far more crisp than your average porter. I do not know if this is due in part to the nitrogen, as I am admittedly new to that genre of dark beer. All said and done, per my own taste, I would not order this beer again.

Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
89 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.