StefanSD (1921) - 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 (11740) - 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 (239) - 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 (2735) - 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 (3548) - 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 (5128) - 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.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to exiled, black pour with reddish rim, coffee, dark roast and vanilla aroma, flavor of burnt roast, cherries, coffee
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Styles. Pours black with coffee colored head. Nose of black cherry, toasted chocolate malts and coffee. Taste is crunchy coffee, black cherry, licorice and toasted chocolate malts. Medium body.
jtw (1057) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, pours black with a deep woody-brown head. slightly more carbonated than i expected a porter, but it contributes nicely to the attractive foam atop. nuanced black cherry aroma, though black cherries are darker and sweeter and would be subtler than tart cherries or sweet bing-style cherries. aside from the plum and cherry notes, chocolatey porter and dark malt sweetness abounds. the aroma translates fairly straight into the body and flavor, with a full body of porter and the characteristics of the black cherries show up very pleasantly. a very nice beer, especially for autumn here in michigan.