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Shake Chocolate Porter

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
5 / 6
36 / 40
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.