blackflag321 (430) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour to snifter. Dark, dark, dark brown with small head. Big coffee aroma. Fresh roasted coffee taste with hint of sugar and cream to take the edge of the bitterness. I liked the single bottle that I bought...hope the store has a six-pack with my name on it.
ebone1988 (176) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fantastic, strong coffee notes, some chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Appearance is dark as night, dark brown head, not much of that though. Taste is rich coffee, the taste is like the smell of coffee being ground at the grocery store, itís unlike any stout Iíve ever drank. Mouthfeel is malty but a little to carbonated to be perfect. Overall, I took a chance on this because I usually donít like Shortís, this was a welcome surprise.
bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from kalamazoo megabev. Deep deep brown almost black pour. Head was dark brown, about a sixteenth of an inch high, and so thick it looked like ground grain resting on top of the beer. Sweet coffee and cocoa scent, slightly sweeter than the aroma of Founderís Breakfast Stout but very similar. Low carbonation and thick, dense, frothy mouth feel. Sweet at first, reminiscent of freshly roasted, bold, nutty coffee, with some sweet vanilla. Finish was a bit astringent but not overbearing, and left a dry sticky feeling, hints of vanilla flavor as well.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th February 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy brown head. Nose of fresh black coffee. Fairly neutral palate. Fresh black coffee, not bitter but very slightly sour. Some lactose takes the edge off the coffee. Whisper of hop fruits in the finish but this beer is all about the coffee and itís done well.
bpar73 (328) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Bottle from Nate. Pours dark brown with a white head. A lot of espresso coffee, raisin, and cocoa. Taste sweet espresso and toasted malts. Pretty good.
Smitty1994 (27) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I love Shorts beer, but this one is their worst. Hard to choke down this bag of bitter coffee beans.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midnight brown with a medium brown crown and thick ass lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts and some sweetness and acidity to boot. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, lactose and something sour. Finishes up a cross between sweet and acidic.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky black with one finger of dark tan coffee brown head. Has an intense coffee roast to the nose with notes of mocha and caramel. Super coffee character, some fruit skins and an acidic roast character. Light body with a noticeable acidity.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to afdempse for sharing this great beer.
A: Deep black, beige head, big lacing
S: Coffee! Seriously...If you can get past the intense aromas of fresh roasting coffee, you may find some roasted malt scents.
T: Again, roasted coffee. Fresh and delicious. What this beer lacks in complexity it makes up for by being simply delicious. You must love coffee to thoroughly enjoy this beer.
M: Somewhat thin feel, great crisp carbonation.
D: Highly recommended. I could have a few of these.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Justin! Black with a small ring of tan lace. Nose is heavy coffee grounds, some bakers chocolate, pepper, cedar, roasted malts. Similar flavor, tastes kinda like watered down coffee with a couple spoonfuls of sugar. A little cream in the finish. One of the better Shorts experiences of recent memory though mainly because this was not infected.