Shake Chocolate Porter - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—traces of brown are visible near the corners of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down, but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell resembles a chocolate malted milkshake.
T: Much like the smell, the taste tastes like a malted milkshake with notes of chocolate and fudge. A slight amount of sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer very much tastes like a chocolate malted milkshake and would probably be a good base if you wanted to make a float out of this and drop in a scoop of ice cream, similar to what is done with some stouts. Nonetheless, it is a good dessert beer.
01-19-2014 02:40:54 | More by metter98
3.99/5 rDev +1.3%
First had: on nitro at Broad Axe, Ambler, PA
Like many beers of this kind, I'd venture to say that nitro is the way to go. Served in a shaker, a dark brown-black pour, thick creamy tan head that evolved from a luscious cascade; full retention right to the end and blankets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, dark malts, cream. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and cream, mildly roasty, with some light herbal tea in the finish. Nothing overly complex going on, but just a solid and damn tasty porter overall. Thanks to the nitro, the body was full, the mouthfeel silky and smooth. Quite enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend a bottle based on other reviews, but if you see it on nitro, give it a try!
01-15-2014 21:27:50 | More by Rifugium
3.98/5 rDev +1%
12 ounce bottle -> snifter
A - Deep brown (not quite black) with a generous light tan head, not a lot of retention but pretty good lacing.
S - As I stuck my nose in the glass (had I closed my eyes) I could easily believed I was smelling milk chocolate. It is a pretty powerful smell.
T - some coffee, some roasted nuts, some caramel and toffee, but make no mistake, this one is all about the chocolate.
M - medium thick with decent carbonation, slight aftertaste
O - This stuff is yummy, but it honestly tastes more like a milk stout instead of a porter. If you like the big chocolate bomb, you'd like this. If you like them bitter, then skip it, it is very easy to drink.
01-10-2014 04:21:49 | More by Mojo
Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.