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Short’s Imperial Carob Stout (2007)

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
• A cordial journey of sumptuous rich intricacy
• Beer Type: Imperial Stout brewed with carob

Imperial Carob Stout is a big bodied stout that receives its distinguishable flavor characteristics from the substantial use of roasted malt, dark specialty grains and ground carob. Cocoa and chocolate-like aromas penetrate from the black depths of this alluring ale. Robust flavors of roasted black coffee mix with the abundant, rich chocolate qualities. As it warms, an ample bitterness from the dark roasted specialty grains and high alpha hops intensifies. The finish is dry on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2010
334 of 913. Pours black with medium tan head. Slightly translucent. Sweet carob/choco nose with cream, milk and nuts. Very strong flavor of chocolate and milk. Peanut is there as well. Dry, bitter finish. Creamy, dense palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
750 ml bottle; bottle 258 of 912; thin body, clear roasty brown with no head; quite sweet with dirty bark, chocolate nibs, spice; dark fruits, vanilla and spice; interesting, but this one doesn’t seem to come together like some others from this series

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle 288 of 912 acquired via trade. Obsidian pour with a 1/8 inch khaki head that left only spotty lacing. Aroma is cocoa with raisin, sugarcane, honey, and charred marshmallow. Flavor is dominated by dark chocolate and ends with a somewhat artificial sweetener finish. Coats the palate. Not exactly sure what carob tastes like but I’m sure it fits in there somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle shared by BOLTZ7555. Deep black pour with a creamy head. Carob, vanilla and a bit of coffee and roast. Very nice. Thanks Jason!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle number 288/912 by way of BOLTZ – you rock J! Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruits, carob and burnt malt. The taste is pretty much the same with some coffee added. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2010
The Dan Journal #325. Tasted 2/11/10. 750ml Cap. #214 of 912. Opaque black hue with a webbed beige head. Full bodied with a nice, rich psudo chocolate flavor. Smooth palate with just enough bitterness. Sticky smooth with a slick, oily finish. The bitterness really shines in the finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Dark black pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, Carob comes out very nicely, maybe a touch of nougat. Flavor is very sweet, carob, vanilla, not a lot of roast, more sweet, flutter of booze. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice offbeat Imp stout, Carob adds a lot

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. Pours thick dark brown with gorgeous brown head. Aromas of the carob, and I like it. A good changeup from regular chocolate laden RIS. Very rich filling drink, nicely done well above average mouthfeel. May be a tad of lactose, otherwise smooth and without coffee obtrusion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2352) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a dark beige head. Sweet spicy aroma – a bit cloying. Hops in the background. Faint notes of chocolate and coffee as well as sweet liquorice as it warms. Sweet and spicy flavour with notes of dark fruits. Roasted and a bit malty, with slight notes of molasses. Bitter liquorice in the finish with faint notes of vermouth and chocolate. Overall okay, but nothing too exciting. 13-01-10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle recieved as a gift from Michigan. Pours coffee black with a ruby tint and a trim tan head. Smells and tastes of roasted nuts, malt, plastic, chocolate, and vanilla. Thin in consistency, but interesting and flavorful. Kind of tame for a Shorts brew, though.

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