shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet-sour milk chocolate malt and hay flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer.
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours wood-brown, short, quick tan head.
Aroma is nutty, slightly roasted.
Taste is caramel/toffee, nuts, malt.
Fairly sweet and quite smooth.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Roasty, nutty, chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut with a small tan head. Slightly sweet caramel, earthy roasty malt flavor. LIght body, moderate carbonation.
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent brown with foamy light beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and nutty with some roast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know Iím thinking of this beer much higher than most of the people on this site, but I canít help myself. This is a great example of why I love me some dark beers (that arenít stouts or porters).
Appearance: Pours a deep brown color -- almost black if itís not held up to light. The head is about two fingers and itís nice and creamy. The lacing is phenomenal and holds up til the bottom.
Smell: Meh. I donít get much of an aroma out of most browns, and this oneís no different. It has that typical malt, cereal, grainy aroma that youíd expect. Not bad, but average.
Taste: Awesome beer. The taste has a wallop of malts, but also consists of chocolate and coffee notes in there as well. The finish has a dash of spice and a tiny bit of bitterness, but itís just about perfectly balanced against the sweetness. The feel may be the beerís highlight -- very smooth but not too thick or cloying, and satisfying. This may just be my favorite "drink anytime" Fall seasonal, and my favorite "normal" beer from Shortís overall.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottle has been sitting around for a while, so YMMV.
Pours slightly hazy light brown with a thin had that quickly descends to a ring of foam. Aroma of caramel, with a bit of nuts, chocolate and dust. Light body, lightly carbonated. Grainy caramel taste with a bit of citrus. Finishes a bit sour. Not a lot to love here.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This 12-oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone This brew poured brown with a mediums sized tan had and light lacing. Nose of roasted malts. Light in bod and thin in mouthfeel. The flavor is burn chocolate with some light bitterness. Not much in the finish Just OK.
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown ale z lekkim osadem na dnie butelki, niestety jakoś po wypłukaniu mało to widać. kolor brązowo kawowy. Smak toffi i karmel, lekkie nuty palone, niewielka piana. ogůlnie smaczne
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the most exciting of styles, but this was an above average brown ale for sure. A great nuttiness and toffee taste, medium bodied, with nice dark brown color.. this been finished clean and smooth and was more tasty than most for the pretty generic style. Wonít knock your pants off, but definitely worthy of a try.
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours chocolatey brown with a small head. Nose and taste are nutty and malty. Thin watery mouthfeel. Disappointing.