bwa5879 (706) - 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.
mintzmeet (235) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its delicious. super rich. There is a depth to the coffee flavor, out actually tastes like I will find bits of grounds in the bottom. Creamy in texture but not flavor.
ColovianTrader (330) - - DEC 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer! Flavors of rich coffee, cream, dark cocoa, molasses, toasted malts and notes of dark fruits. Perfect creamy feel. Heavy, but appropriately so.
Fritz123 (1114) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with CBOK. Thanks! Pours a muddy brown with a micha thin head. No lacing. Aroma is solid with cocoa, Nequick, vanilla, heavy cream, sugar lactose, and coffee. I was surprised that it didnít taste more coffee flavored but that was fine. The balance of the coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla cream were perfect. Also a slight caramel flavor as well. Texture is buttery, creamy, and slick. Medium to full body, soft carb. Finish is dark chocolate, coffee, and lactose. So damn good.
chucklemation (562) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same, with a sweetness at the start and a light bitterness in the finish. Amazing.
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with little head. Head fades pretty quickly. Aroma is medium roast coffee/espresso, molasses, some kind of earthy/tree bark combo. Taste is rich, deep coffee flavor with the milk sugar kick. Exactly like an adult coffee - heavy on the palate but suprisingly low ABV. A nice after dinner beer. Shorts continues to impress!
tectactoe (2297) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: 32 oz mug of coffee stout. Dark, dark, dark as hell; frothy, latte-looking tan foam on top of this abyss. Insane coffee aroma... Smells like a morning cup of coffee with cream & sugar, perhaps a flavor shot of vanilla. Thick & creamy sweetness with a gentle roasted quality; hints of dry cocoa, charred wood, & toasted barley round out the back-end. Very enticing. Columbian coffee flavor profile, again, with definitive (but not excessive) amounts of lactose creaminess & sweetness, just like an amped up cup of Joe. Mild woodiness, hint of nuts, & notable vanilla, likely from the lactose addition. Sweet up front, but leaves your palate lingering with a final touch of roasted bitterness & dark coffee bean flavor. Your palate screams for more... Coffee & beer lovers rejoice, our juxtaposition has arrived. People bust wads over Founders Breakfast Stout (which is great, donít get me wrong), but in my opinion, THIS is the Michigan coffee stout that I crave year in & year out. Absolutely fantastic.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (thanks Pete!). Pours very dark with a thin tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast malt, toast, touch of vanilla. Smells like a cup of iced coffee with lots of milk and sugar. Tastes like it smells. Sweet coffee, roasted malt. Mouth feel is creamy, slick, syrupy. Love it, but couldnít drink more than one.
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mocha colored body sprouts fluffy tan head. Beads aplenty. Intense coffee aroma: dark and roasty, so much blackness.
Tastes a bit watery. Weak mouthfeel overall. Lactose adds a pleasant taste of creaminess despite the thin body. Far better than I expected for a Shorts beer.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle I got in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is huge coffee. Flavors are coffee, light chocolate and caramel. Pretty is what the label says a coffee stout. The coffee flavor is amazing, the mouth is a little light but overall this a great coffee stout.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Black with small head. Thick pour. Dry stout with rich roasted malt and a ton of coffee flavor.