bpar73 (328) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the pub. Dark brown almost black pour with a thin head. Ginger, molasses and cinnamon in the aroma and taste.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Iím not sure why all the hate for this beer, I think it actually works well together and there are no obvious brewing flaws. This is the kind of beer design I want out of shorts. Take some food concept and execute it well in beer form. This is officially the first beer using molasses where I donít hate the molasses character. Instead, it comes together with the ginger to really well emulate classic gingerbread, which I love so much. Syrup-like, but not cloying up front, spicy and prickly in the middle, warming on the finish. If Iím going to have a winter ale doctored up with spices, this is it!
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear ruby red with a white head. Heavy aromas of ginger and cinnamon. Kinda spicy flavor, probably from the ginger. Finish is a rush of cinnamon, and very, very dry. Kinda got sandpaper tongue right now. Unique but not the easiest to drink.
flatmatt (1013) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very deep caramel with a tan head. Strong, but not unpleasant, ginger aroma mixing cinnamon and clove. Similar flavor. A decent spiced beer.
Jamesthebrit (179) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A: Light on the smell. A sort of weird... candy smell or something.
A: Looks fine. Head is an off tan. Color is dark brown.
T: Tastes like sushi. Like very bitter sushi. Ginger is strong as is a earthy fish note.
P: A little rough on the palate. Flavors are aggressive.
This is going to be rough to finish. Really no good flavors just like old stale coke or bad sushi.
wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle out of winter mixed 12 pack picked up at local Meijers. Pours very dark brown. Tan head. Aroma is gingerbread. Flavor is a bit bready with dark molasses. Interesting beer. Wouldnít have bought a 6 of it, but the opportunity to try four new Shorts brews was too much. Tons of negative reviews, but I didnít think this was that bad. Not great, but decent. I didnít think the gingerbread was as intense as others had.
SpongeRuiner (530) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pure ginger. Very potent after taste that lasts way too long. Did not like this one.
tectactoe (1050) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Tap: deep, muddled brown pour with a nice layer of khaki foam on top. Aroma is ginger heavy... Ginger root, sweet molasses, & not much else. Too much spicy ginger & cloying sweetness from the molasses. Taste is sadly the same, harsh pure ground ginger, overly sweet molasses, & rough spice. Imbalanced, hard to drink. Had out of the bottle as well & it was probably worse. Just a bad beer... Sorry Shorts.
strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very strong ginger and spice aroma , no subtlety here. Medium body, brown, clear, minimal head. Lasting finish that us a little syrupy. Too much of the spice
chucklemation (275) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a foamy white head. Smell is very strong molasses and ginger, and so is the flavor. The spices are a bit overpowering, and their combination makes for a grassy taste. Not very good, despite a promising premise.
HisBoyElroy (390) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very good. The balance is terrible. Basically ginger and dirty water. My brother liked it a lot though.