ChrisSc (315) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into glass. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Super dark black. Completely opaque. Small tan head.
Aroma: Strong roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, smells delicious.
Taste: Mildy sweet upfront, not too much, with a pleasantly bitter finish.
Palate: Medium, almost full body. Not as much body as I would have liked. relatively low carbonation. Rich coffee finish.
Overall: A nice beer. Very good flavor and aroma. Would have like a little more body and depth. Still well worth drinking.
eaglebones (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Full body with a creamy texture and a bit of alcohol warmth. Sweet with undertones of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Nice flavor of coffee without overpowering the beer. Great job Short’s!
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Pours dark brown, near black, with a 2 finger mocha head that slowly recedes to a nice cap over the beer. Aromas are loaded with fresh coffee grounds, cocoa powder, chocolate mousse, vanilla and lightly roasted almonds. Taste is packed with coffee, espresso, Irish creme and cocoa. Great counterbalance between the sweet creamy mouthfeel and the dry cocoa. Really compliments each other. Nice chocolate notes shine through this beer...never getting too chewy with the medium carbonation helping push the flavors. A nice moderate coffee bitterness spikes the finish as it lingers with some Hersey’s Kiss milk chocolate goodness. Short’s really raised the bar with this year’s version. Very well done and slightly under-rated beer!
BrownALEx (300) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Glorious dark poor with a perfect tan head. Aroma is coffee, straight coffee homey. Taste is more coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Palate is thick. One of my favorite stouts.
Mr_Abner (70) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with only the slightest head ringing the glass. Minimal carbonation here. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is extremely well-balanced: Coffee, creamy, and malty. A coffee bitterness lingers. Delicious. I need more...
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 An excellent coffee beer from Shorts. Beautiful tan brown with a frothy mocha head. The nose is freshly brewed coffee. Body and mouthfeel satisfying without being overly thick or syrupy. Great breakfast time beer or one for when you are flagging during a session.
mintzmeet (287) - 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 (372) - - 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 (1195) - 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 didn’t 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 (628) - 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 (584) - 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!