Shake Chocolate Porter | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our twist on the traditional robust American Porter, Shake Chocolate Porter is dark black in color with rich, sweet aromatics and flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. This unique brew blends five different grains, including Chocolate Wheat, that along with cacao nibs create a devilishly delicious chocolate finish with a velvety mouthfeel.

Added by StraightNoChaser on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,364
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
1,930
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
617
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,930 |  Reviews: 282
Photo of GarrisWH
1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes unnatural because it is. This beer is made with a negligible amount of cocoa nibs and 99% extract which gives it a powdery, weird, watery mouthfeel and flavor. Absolutely disgusting beer and not a fan of the dishonesty of the brewery regarding the extract.

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of kojevergas
1.28/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I find this difficult to drink given its sheer artificiality. One of the worst beers brewed in my home state of Colorado.

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1.56/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of Fear
1.91/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

For me this began as a drinkable beer but as more of the taste was acquired over multiple bottles, it became too much to enjoy. The smell is of wet-socks and artificial chocolate syrup. I do not hate this one, but wouldn't buy another pack.

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1.96/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of Marraybay
2.1/5  rDev -47.6%
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.

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Photo of Jeremiah87
2.22/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TS057
2.24/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

Photo of eldoctorador
2.25/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of candcholt
2.28/5  rDev -43.1%
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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Photo of MikeSkaz
2.3/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very flat and no body.

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2.48/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of Moose90
2.49/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on Nitro Tap

A – Pours a deep rich dark brown, light cream coffee colored head sits atop and leaves great lacing behind, looks great.

S – Smells of sweet chocolate powder and candied caramel. Very sweet nose.

T – Tastes of Hershey's syrup, lots of overly sweet and artificial chocolate tones, little bit of coffee, but it is dominated by syrupy, sweet, cloying, chocolate.

M – Thick, syrupy, sweet, tough to get through.

O – Very, very sweet and chocolaty. At least they didn't lie about the name, this tastes like a chocolate shake, not a very good one, but it does taste like a chocolate shake. Unnatural.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Miami66
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of clfrost
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of creal92
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of dheldman
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.55/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Excellent idea for a beer offset by incredibly disruptive, palette-killing bitterness that destroys any smooth and richness this beer could've had. Immensely disappointed.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
2.67/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 1,930 ratings