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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Tap at World of Beer Baltimore. Pours clear dark brown to black with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is chocolate, cookie malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is like a dark chocolate milk shake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. On nitro. Pours opaque. Creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Tastes like chocolate milk only better. Really nice. Smooth. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown, no head or lacing. Smell is rich sweet chocolate, cocoa, a bit of coffee. Taste is Hershey’s chocolate syrup, decaf coffee, cocoa. Felt like I was drinking a sweet tasty velvet chocolate cake. Medium carbonation, kinda syrup texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tap at Denver International’s Boulder Tap House in Jeppesen terminal. Black body with ruby edges and a short-lived tan head. Lots of cocoa and chocolate in the nose, low sweetness. Also some moderate roast, caramel malt. Aroma is a touch sweeter than the flavor, but otherwise follows suit with the cocoa and roast. A touch dry for a dessert beer in my book, but nonetheless leaning in that direction. Bitterness peaked at a 3, not getting much burnt ashy character, thankfully. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Solid enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Amazing aromas of dark chocolate, cream, and a touch of coffee, and then more chocolate. Deep, dark brownish-red color with a tan head. Amazing flavors that are most easily likened to a chocolate milkshake. Tons of cocoa flavor that’s very smooth, as well as some roasted malt and just the tiniest hint of hops at the end to give it some assertion and keep it from being too sweet. This is one of the best beers I’ve had in a long time. Not your traditional porter, but a PERFECT dessert beer. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Serving: from nitro tap at Manderes. Aroma: moderate chocolate. Appearance: small, frothy, light brown, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Brown body. Taste: moderately sweet, chocolate initial flavor and finish. Average duration. Palate: medium-to-full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Overall: unique porter. Outstanding flavor. I’d like to drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours thin dark brown with dark tan foam. Smells like a chocolate malt or hot chocolate. Tastes initially like pure chocolate, but fades into a lightly bitter coffee with a milky slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1869) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 19, 2013
On nitro 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Opaque, mahogany-black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, toffee , cola , dark fruit, roasted malt, caramel and graham crackers. Taste of milk chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, cola, licorice, vanilla, coffee, graham cracker and caramel. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla and roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBreakfast (15) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
I am not a fan of chocolate or porter, but this stuff was great...just like a chocolate shake.

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