Shake Chocolate Porter | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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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:
#7,181
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
1,925
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
612
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,925 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edc20
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium carbonation. 175 calories per bottle. Fairly bitter and burnt tasting. Chocolate flavor is not very apparent. A bit thin tasting. Decent porter.

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Photo of steevo24
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tony210
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on nitro tap.
Pours like a Guinness - dark with a nice foamy head, which is delicious. Great chocolate aroma. Tastes like a creamy chocolate milk, absolutely delicious. At 5.9% abv, I could drink this all night. Surprisingly light and very flavorful. Loads of chocolate throughout. A must have if you find this on nitro.

11/10/17
Nitro draft in Denver CO
4.5 rating

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Photo of austinc94
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sexmortus
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mattmarka1
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked a 6 pack of these up at Total Wine. Pours a brown and black mixture of a beer, 1/2" brown head (lighter in color than the liquid). Aroma smacked of chocolate and almost nothing else.

Taste, hey, its a chocolate delivery vessel! I actually like it, reminiscient of Rogue's Chocolate Stout, not quite as good and chocolately, but that is a real good beer to compare to. There's some additional stuff like vanilla and caramel that make it a smooth beer. Not hopped up or bitter. Its a relatively easy drinker. Would totally recommend giving this to someone who likes chocolate but doesn't think they like dark beers.

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Photo of HellsRanger
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW !!!! Shake what a shock !!!! Look is superb with a great tan foam head. The aroma is a nice mellow chocolate and some spice...as for taste, FORGET IT !!!! it ranks right up there with some of the best chocolate porters I have had in the past. As for feel...it goes right along with the taste. Awesome !!!! It a shocker must try Boulder Shake.

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Photo of outsider
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shortbox81
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duder_Jables880
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you like dark beers, you'll enjoy this a lot. It goes down smooth, tickles your tongue with a lot of fruity, nutty, and chocolatey notes, and has a good, rich mouthfeel. I'll definitely buy this one again.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a chalice: color is black, head is light tan, head presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to thin top with lacing on the glass.
Smell is nutty and then chocolaty, minor roast.
Taste is similar but not quite genuine in flavor, quite nutty, almost has a peanut butter quality, chocolate is not of the malted kind and not quite cacao like flavor. Is there just a ton of cacao creating nutty flavors or am i missing an ingredient in the description?
Overall a bit disappointing with a peanut butter like component in the flavor that detracts from the cacao.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head that dissipates to a thick cap with good lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, cocoa and light vanilla. Flavor is dark toasted malt, dry cocoa, hints of nuts and vanilla, a little subdued. Finishes with lightly astringent baker's chocolate and malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. This seems like an understated porter with great flavors trying to get out. The flavors are nice, with a great malt profile and good cocoa and light vanilla and nuts, but less robust than I'd expect for the ABV. Enjoyable, but could use a little more flavor depth, especially in the finish.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours very dark, almost black, a bit thin. The head is dark tan, modest in size & coarse. Aroma is of candied fruit , where's the chocolate? Taste is not very sweet, slightly salty, dark chocolate, cherries, roasted grain & a chocolate finish. It's not very intense, could go up a notch or 2. Feel is thin but good carbonation. Great with pretzels & chocolate.

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Photo of MaxOhle
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Trentt2
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Mayhewbc
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shake Chocolate Porter from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 1,925 ratings