Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pizza Plant Transit. Uninteresting chocolate taste, not even so authentic tasting.
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy chocolate flavor, good carbonation, and great aftertaste. Most chocolate I’ve had in a beer, very sweet and will be getting again.
Chad9976 (1419) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. I had an enjoy by date of 7/23/14 and cost $2.65 ($0.22 per ounce).
Appearance: Opaque black body with brown highlights. Pours to a large, tan, frothy head which retains and laces wonderfully.
Smell: Distinct milk chocolate candy scent. A standard porter aroma is detectable as well.
Taste: Chocolate stouts and porters are some of my favorite types of beers because they often taste exactly as advertised: like liquid candy. In the case of Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter I suppose it’s intended to emulate a certain flavor of milkshake, though it’s much closer to that of a traditional porter with a strong chocolate character.
The chocolate is in no way subtle or buried in this palate. The candy-like flavor is present right away and tastes very familiar. More of a lighter milk chocolate taste than any kind of rich, bittersweet, dark chocolate variety. Mild presence of roasted malt and a hint of dark fruit can also be found here. Though it does have that classic porter “Je ne sais quoi” taste as well. I often find the chocolate fades fast in beers like this, but in this case it stayed pretty strong all the way to the last swig. My only complaint is that the palate is rather simple and direct, but it’s quite tasty so that makes up for it.
Drinkability: Chocolate brews often tend to be thick, rich and heavy, but Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter drinks more like a classic pub-style porter. The mouthfeel is actually quite thin and a little tepid. The delivery process is easy, though, as it goes down smooth and leaves a faint dry aftertaste. At 5.9% ABV it’s not too heavy of a beer, though I’d say it doesn’t take full of advantage of its weight. It’d be tempting to drink a few of these in succession, though.
ThreeCats (674) - ISRAEL - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown with amber highlights and a nice foamy tan head. Aroma roast and chocolaty, reminds me of chocolate cake icing. Taste of roast and coffee, with chocolate appearing in a big way around mid palate. Very very smooth. I was expecting to be disappointed by a beer that tastes harsher than the aroma suggests, but was pleasantly surprised. The addition of actual cacao nibs (and possibly the chocolate wheat?) make this really smooth and chocolaty, but not sweet or cloying. Very nice.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with sexy lady and man.
Pours basically black with a solid head & good lace.
Aroma is rich & chocolaty with a touch of espresso. Aromatic roasty & appetizing.
The flavor pulls off the chock full o’ chocolate without being cloying thing really well. It’s nutty & had some coffe tones. The beer is satisfyingly bitter.
Generally it’s just real chocolaty, like some sweet choco beer mama.
kerenmk (3251) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bbotmc. Almost black and opaque brown. Chocolate and hazelnut in the nose, a little nutella. Robust chocolatey bitternessin the mouth, a little dry. Full body, smooth, fairly carbonated and cocoa nibs finish. Good.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taste of Tops in Tempe. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a thick brown head. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee, and caramel malts. The taste is pure chocolate milkshake. Creamy, silky, chocolate, a hint of coffee. Holy crap is this stuff good on tap.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Beer Market Jaffa. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Dark brown to black with a medium beige head. Great aroma full of chocolate milk. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, light roastiness, a nutty touch and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. A nice one.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with small tan head. Aroma and flavor is all chocolate milk. Fairly smooth and tasty.
Stizz19 (64) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Freshly tapped at the Freakin Frog in Las Vegas. Pours a thick, dark black with a nice tan head. Smells abundantly chocolate and malty. This is easily the best tasting chocolate beer I've ever had.
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