BlowOffTube (450) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable brown ale but lacking in some areas, still easy to put a few down. Pours brown with a deep red tint to it and a cream colored head. Smells is mild molasses, but thatís about it. Taste is a little sweet sugar, decent malt profile, a little chocolate, but no detection of hops anywhere. Decent but not my favorite brown ale.
bth122 (1253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks Ryan. At nc. Dark brown color. Toffee molasses, caramel malt. Medium light sweetness. Slight hop finish. Light carbonation. Ok.
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours medium brown and has a mild toasted malt aroma. Itís sweet with caramel and a bit of hops bitterness. I know this all sounds like a pretty standard brown ale and thatís because to me it is. Serviceable but nothing stands out.
StefanSD (2109) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of rebekah. Thanks. Pours a translucent roan brown color with a small cream head that soon dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is mild and sweet with brown sugar and sweetened grains. The flavor is sweet with brown sugar, pecans, almonds and sweet bread. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes long and sweet. Overall: Decent but just a bit too sweet.
shrubber85 (7515) - 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 (3556) - 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 (2890) - 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 (5301) - Indiana, 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.