mikem409 (1141) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a black with massive tan head. aroma of roasted nuts and tart cherry. taste is medium body lots of smoky roasted malt and sweetness and tang from the cherry
Marsiblursi (2952) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2012 (Bottle) Pours black with almost no head. The aroma is earthy and medium roasted with some nice (not too sweet and not too tart) berry notes. Undertones of sugar, chocolate and light caramel. The flavour is chocolaty roasted with a very subtle tartness from the cherries. Bit burned, almost smoked on the finish. The light burned malt plays well with the cherry notes. The mouthfeel is soft and light carbonated. Medium bodied.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: January 07, 2011
Appearance: black, fine brown head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet cherry aroma, ligt musty character, touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of cherry tartness that turns into a funky tartness, light fruity sweetness, bit of dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Aroma of milky chocolate, deeply roasty malts, faint cherry and associated tartness, light coffee and cream. Opaque black color, head is fine and slight. Roasty, very lightly sweet, gently tart and fully malty flavor profile, with semi-sweet chocolate, espresso, mild but complimentary fruitiness and a rich, roasted malt finish. Smooth, drying feel, body has substantial heft to it. Pretty nice. Thanks to Bill for sharing!
theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by ?hwwty4. Pour is black, some ruby cherry reddness, along with a smallish tan head. Aroma is nice black cherry, fruit sweetness, tiny bit of tartness, along with roast, thought the roast is in the back and somewhat muted. Taste is the sweet cherry, bright fruit (pretty much none of the tartness from the nose), roast malt, and finishes with some vanilla sweetness. Palate medium to heavy, coats the mouth some. Nice one, thanks for sharing Bill.
JoshuaB (473) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looking at my reviews, it makes you think all I drink is Shorts. Close, but I do like to review them. this was good stuff.
nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at a tasting. Smooth black cherry chocolate aroma. Medium bodied, quite smooth and drinkable. Cherry juice, sweet, with some bitterness from the chocolate. Some tart ABV heat. Awesome beer.
bierkoning (8956) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hoppymeal, thanks! Black and opague. Coffee, dark chocolate, malt and a hint of cherry in the aroma. Cherry sweet flavor with milk chocolate, roast and ash. Hints of coffee. Some warming alcohol. Full bodied, but sweet and delicate.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is dark, dark brown, some might call it black. Very little carbonation and no head.
S: A strong note of fleshy black cherries along with a nice bit of dark chocolate and a mild roasted character. Pretty solid combination here.
T: The cherries are fairly sweet which is balanced nicely by the roasted malts of the base porter. A good underlying chocolate flavor which provides a bit of sweetness and very little bitterness.
M: The carbonation is very low, nearly non-existent but it doesnít seem to distract from the enjoyment at all. Medium in body and still a bit light on the tongue even with the lack of bubbles.
D: I was surprised how much cherry flavor was still present in the beer, but pleasantly so. The alcohol is well hidden and a really nice drinking experience.
madvike (2090) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours translucent black with a bubbly brown head. Love the smell--sweet, with bourbon notes, smooth light notes of black cherry and chocolate, and a bit of roast. Less roast and cherry that what I would have thought, but I could smell this all night. Flavor is less vibrant, and feels somewhat muted. The cherry shows itself up front, but transitions into roast and a bit of smoke on the finish. Smooth and fairly thin on the palate. This was interesting as hell--wouldnít expect anything different from Shorts.