Shake Chocolate Porter | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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4.01/5
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Shake Chocolate PorterShake Chocolate Porter
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

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Added by cindyjeffsmith on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,000
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
1,902
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,902 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of dshansen1184
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mds1101
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanha926
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark beer with nearly 2" head. Decent lacing throughout the session.

Massive Chocolate, secondarily chalk, dark fruits on the nose.

Milk chocolate palate, with a background of dark over ripe cherries, prunes and plums. The chocolate is pleasing, but the dark fruits seems out of place. Tastes oxidized, but the beer isn't that old.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, decent carbonation and semi-lingering.

This beer either suffers from poor packaging practices, or possibly a weak fermentation or just poor ingredient choices. The over ripe fruit is out of place. It reminds me of a novice home brew.

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Photo of georgiaboy8686
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtydee5
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AuntBea
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrownNut
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells fantastic, exactly like chocolate ice cream made into a shake. The taste isn't quite as good but still pretty good. It's simple and tasty and fun. Well done.

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Photo of lost_sailor
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hudsonvalleyman
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJHanrahan
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a stout glass.

The color is very dark brown with opaque clarity and thick 2 plus fingers of creamy light beige head with very fine bead. The smell is rich with chocolate aroma -fudge like and chocolate shake is a good descriptor since it has practically all chocolate in the aroma. The feel is wonderful -smooth and creamy yet full of body with light roast and semidry finish with nutty feel yet moderately low carbonation.

The taste is great -nutty cocoa focus without an overly sweet flavor yet enough sweetness to make it enjoyable with low bitterness and vanilla like flavor backs the smooth chocolate dominating with slight nutty taste and light coffee-like bitter dark malt in back with low alcohol in the taste as it finishes semi-dry. Overall a lovely chocolate ale -good porter with nice balance creamy smooth and so good, such a drinkable beer -not a dessert beer one I would love to return to

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Photo of MarkGutz
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slowjamcdub
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Before I get into the beer I have to say Props to the Boulder brewing co that makes this beer. Really cool website and all the names and labels on all their beers are really creative and cool! Now for the review on this beer. On the pour not to much of a head a finger maybe 2 that fades fast. On the nose nutty chocolate of course. Tastes of a watery milk shake. Mouth feel very watery. With a name like shake I was thinking this beer would be heavier and thicker. I like it but maybe a tad over rated. C+ maybe B- beer at best. IMO of course ;)

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 1,902 ratings