JohnnyJ (3532) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle many thanks to wnoble. Pours an extremely dark brown, practically black, with a nice tan head. Very roasty, lots of dark malts, some chocolate, cherries, slightly acidic, and tobacco. The idea of this is good, and the flavors are decent, but overall, this beer really doesn’t work well.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Vic. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head and light lacing. Malty with chocolate, coco, slat and oily notes. Minerals with a hint of vanilla. Light cherry fruit tones more in the finish, but as it warming these become more pronounced in a slightly grainy way. Good.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via Secret Santa. Pours with a pitch black body and a small, dark brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla and cherries. Some dark fruit, licorice, and chalky notes. Flavors of roast, bitter, tobacco, dirt, earth, husk, and acrid roast. No cherries. Dry and chalky with lively bubbles. Not my favorite. Roasted character is really out of step.
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Manny57. Thanks. Pours a murky dark brown color with a big tan head that has fair retention and some lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with chocolates and dark fruits. The flavor is biter with dark biter chocolates, mocha, burnt grains and some cherry way on the back end. The palate is full, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering chocolate covered cherries. Overall: Unique brew-- much enjoyed.cereal,
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of cherry, roasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, light coffee, and cherry.
Hollywoodt (237) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, coffee and dark malts. Flavor was in line with the aroma, but neither had any cherry to speak of. This was a really good brew, but I didn’t get any cherry out of this whatsoever, which could have made this even better.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, cherries. Nice full body porter, almost could be a stout. Nice chocolate flavor, tart cherries. I liked it.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 11/24/10 (Shorts brewery)-50° in Shaker glass. Pours a dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of black cherry, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of cherrry, chcolate, coffee, and roasted malt. This full bodied brew is easy to drink and one of the better porters I have tasted. Great job.
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy exiled. Dark brown color with light tan edges. Aroma is toasty malts and light fruit. Roasted notes for sure. Flavor is ashy notes, dark chocolate and burnt malt. Very heavy.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malts and chocolate-covered cherries. The flavor is more of the same with cherries, roasted malt, chocolate and a little bit of smoke. The beer tastes and smells exactly like you would expect a beer named Black Cherry Porter to taste. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
A very good beer and proof that Short’s can really make some good beers when they don’t have infection problems.