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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our twist on the traditional american porter, Shake chocolate porter is black in color with rich, dark chocolate aromatics and flavors and subtle coffee-like notes. This unique brew blends five different grains, including Chocolate Wheat, that along with cacao nibs create a devilishly delicious chocolate finish with a velvety mouth feel.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1580) - - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Black with a nice 1 finger khaki head. Aroma and taste are really reminiscent of Nestle Crunch bars. Rice puffs and sweet chocolate candy bar. More rice in the aroma, more chocolate in the taste. Nice coffee/roasted malt notes in the taste as well. Palate is a good bit thinner than I'd like it. Nonetheless, quite tasty even though I think it's more similar to a candy bar than a chocolate shake.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1729) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate and some roast, it smells fantastic. Taste is sweet. Medium bodied, thin but creamy...not sure if that is just sensory perception due to how it smells. Very enjoyable and not overly sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (176) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with fully lasting frothy off-white head. Awesome lacing. Strong chocolate aroma. Mostly all chocolate taste during the experience, there was a hint of vanilla. Oily on the palate. I really liked this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/11/2014. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger light tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, caramel, fudge, toast, light roast, light vanilla, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, caramel, toffee, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good chocolate porter. Good robustness and balance of malt and cocoa nib flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle, black pour, brown head. Roasty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Roasty body, chocolate, coffee. creamy porter. I would like a little more roast bite to this beer, but overall a good tasty porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Clear black with a foamy thick light tan head. Nose is sweet and nutty chocolaty with a cookie note and biscuity vanilla. Flavor is medium full with a nice chocolaty well-rounded-ness, some earthy nuttiness, and a light bit of toast throughout. Smooth and lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Location: Draft at HopsScotch, 1/17/14

Aroma: The nose is rather sweet, with lots of milk chocolate, and underlying roast
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with thick, frothy brown head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is full of sweet milk chocolate too with just a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, and a sticky finish
Overall Impression: I thought this beer walked right up to the line of being too sweet, and I’m not really sure whether or not it crossed that line. I enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1826) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
A really delicious porter. Aromatic milk and dark chocolate aromas. Nice chocolate flavors with some mild roast. Thin. Still quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Smells and tastes like a Hershey’s kiss. Really sweet and creamy milky taste. Draft at Denver airport. An amazing porter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (306) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours a thin, inky black with sligjt, quick dissipating head. Aroma is very chocolatey, with a solid toasty malt backbone. Sweet smelling. Taste is chocolatey with hints of coffee beans. Slightly sweet. Palate is thin and carbonated. Not velvety as described. Great flavor, almost stout like, from this porter.


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