danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle picked up an our trip through M!ch!g@n. Appearance is a deep cider red-brown with some small bubbles. The aromas are malty and some dry hard cheese? Flavors start with a a semi-sweet chocolate edge, rich malts, a bit of cardboard indicating this is past its prime a tad. There is some nice faint hop presence that has a pine edge. Mouth is very creamy. A decent brown.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear redish brown with a bit of off white head. Dark roasted nutty aromas. A slight hop spice in the background. Robust nutty flavors with a dry malty finish.
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Blue Slipper Bistro in Onekama, MI. Dark brown color. Nice tan head. Good lacing. Roasted coffee aroma. Tastes of carmal , malt, and coffee. Very nice easy drinking full bodied brew. I will definitely try this again.
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with hints of chocolate. A toasted flavor. Some caramel. Ok for a brown ale (though not my favorite style).
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
unfiltered brown amber color, creamy lacy head, nutty brown sugar nose, great creamy mouthfeel, malty sweetness, very soft hop bitters with no hop flavor at all, this is a very nice english styled brown ale, very enjoyable
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red brown liquid with a good tan head. Nose is very nice roasted malt. SOme interesting notes, earthy. ummm seaweed, but in a good way. mouthfeel is soft and full. finish is good and slightly bitter.
milewide (1982) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin bodied, thin brown color. Some roasted malt aroma and taste. No hop bitterness.
The most "ordinary" of the Short’s brews that I have tried.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice pour with some decent head, great lacing, and nice carbonation in what looks to be a rather viscous liquid.
Smells of caramel, light bread, roasted malt. Unexpectedly nice here.
Tastes of caramel, bread, sweetness, very light on the hops, no bitter sensation or alcohol presence. Very good.
Medium in both body and carbonation.
Such an easy drinker and a solid beer. Very good stuff.
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours ruby brown with a light tan head. Sweet aromas of grapes, raisins, and cocoa with touches of roast and vanilla. Flavors are earthy nuts, roasty chocolate, and some red grape notes. Light smoky finish. Palate’s a bit thin for my tastes, but makes sense for a brown ale.
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark transparent brown. Aroma is of chocolaty malts. Taste is similar, a little watered down tasting.