Shake Chocolate Porter

Colorado
United States
Shake Chocolate Porter
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Boulder Beer's 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.

Profile

ABV: 
5.90%
IBUs: 
39
Served at: 
40° to 45°
Hops: 
Nugget, Tettnang.
Malts: 
Pale, 50/60 Caramel, Chocolate Wheat, Chocolate, Black.
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A deep coppery brown, this beer serves up lots of chocolate aromas. The aromatics combine chocolate roast, a little coffee and notes of milk chocolate. The flavors are every bit as complex on the chocolate side. There is a touch of earthy hop and caramel macchiato coffee but this is mainly a celebration of chocolate. The bitterness is balanced and seems as much roast as hop based. Esters are low and a milk chocolate coffee flavor pleasantly lingers in the aftertaste. There’s a touch of wheat graininess, even a dose of vanilla and the body is not as creamy as the aromas and flavors suggested. This is a really solid porter with a wonderful expression of chocolate.