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Beer Review: Boulder Beer’s Shake Chocolate Porter

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Shake Chocolate Porter, Boulder Beer, Denver

Style: Porter

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ABV: 5.9 percent

Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle

Malty? Hoppy? A heaping of chocolate malt

Reviewed: October 2013

Beer connoisseur or not, take a quick look at a sixer of Boulder Beer‘s Shake Chocolate Porter and you’ll likely have a pretty good idea of what you’re in for. Boulder Beer’s chocolate-y twist on a traditional American porter resembles something of a chocolate milkshake. Or perhaps a chocolate brownie dipped in a cup of coffee. This dark brew is sweet and rich—and aptly named. The beer pours a thick mocha head, and is accompanied by a creamy mouth-feel. (Again, just what you’d expect from a chocolate beer shake.) And the dark malts even mask any hint of the brew’s 5.9-percent ABV, which is perhaps to blame for us reaching for a second bottle before we’d finished our first Shake.

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Would we buy it again? We tend to stock our fridge with more traditional porters. But if chocolate beer sounds like your kind of thing, Shake won’t disappoint.

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