johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown-orange with a very thin off white head. Heavy sweet caramel aroma with toasted nuts and maple syrup also present. Roasted malt, dry peanuts and caramel flavors with a dry, faint bitter finish. Dry texture with soft carbonation. Solid session brew.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle, with thanks to coyotehunter! Pours a clear cola brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is fairly slight, but the usual suspects for a brown ale - caramel, nuts, toasted malts. Flavor is more nuts, caramel, and toasted bread and malts. Hard to impress with such a pedestrian style but not bad. Thanks again Matt!
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with a whitish cap. Nose is earthy chocolate caramel with a touch of smoke. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is mild molasses, club soda, black walnut and plum. Sessionable Brown but uninspired. I’ve been spoiled by the Imperial Series.
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 (692) - 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 (6148) - 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 (1785) - 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 (1990) - 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.