madmitch76 (13061) - , Essex, - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th March 2012
Opaque black beer with a good tan head. Slightly dry palate. Smooth dark malt, not bitter or roasty but with a nice mocha flavour. Well integrated and pleasant tangy citrus and generic fruits. Finishes semi dry with moderate hop bitterness. Interesting and tasty.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Near black with small head. Thick malty stout with molasses. Has a bit of a charred flavor.
wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Shorts winter 12 pack. Pours black. Small dark tan head. Mild roast aroma. Big flavors of oats, chocolate, and coffee. Good thick palate. Hardy beer with a nice hardy mouthfeel. You never know with Shorts. They bottle a ton of beers and sometimes it is hit or miss. In this case they have a hit. Very much enjoyed. By far my favorite from the seasonal 12 pack.
strongpieman (1366) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Excellent stout. Well balanced flavors, smooth but not sweet , tasty finish. Look for this one.
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/16/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, oatmeal, molasses, toffee, toast, char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and molasses notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, cocoa, char, oatmeal, herbal, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, oatmeal, toast, toffee, molasses, char, pine, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/molasses flavors; with a good malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial oatmeal stout. All around great balance and complexity of dark/roasted flavors with moderate hop presence; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
HisBoyElroy (396) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good brew. I liked it a lot. Big thanks to my brother for this one. Would like to find some more.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11/14/13 bottling date. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
Appearance: Like oil. Dark brown head doesnít last long. Pretty nice lacing, considering the ABV.
Smell: Definite Imperial Stout. Heavy sweetness and roastiness... an essence of alcohol. Coffee and chocolate galore. Superb.
Taste: Awesome... so much chocolate with an awesome sweetness from the molasses, which also contributes to the almost flawless mouthfeel. Plenty of delicious roasty notes. The oats give a phenomenal feel, the molasses provides a great sweetness... but this is never cloying. It remains impeccably, DANGEROUSLY, drinkable. The alcohol is felt more than itís tasted (very little taste), but itís not harsh at all. Aftertaste has an almost burnt malt flavor that has me begging for more.
Basically world class, in my mind... maybe my favorite beer from Shortís as well. To top it all off, $2 a single? Iíve spent two times as much per ounce on beers that canít TOUCH this one. A must-buy. Amazing.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big roasted aroma, pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. Nice roasted flavor, with some coffee notes coming through in the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden, and doesnít come across with any heat. This is definitely a sipper though, as the flavors are a bit overbearing.
mintzmeet (129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great dense aromas like a successional land scape after forest fire. wouldnít call it creamy, but some good fatty oils in the bubbles. disappointing mouth feel.
ColovianTrader (159) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím a fan of Shorts beers, but this one didnít do it for me. Maybe it was a bad bottle, because the flavor of sour milk was overly present. Flavors of rich coffee, dark chocolate and raisins make the beer fairly good, but not great.
ebone1988 (177) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer #150. Appearance is dark black, viscous, brown head. Aroma is somewhat light, but heavy oatmeal and vanilla come through, light chocolate. Taste is nice, not too robust, but still present, molasses, cocoa, rich imperial stout flavor. Mouthfeel is perfect, thick, soft carbonation, nice. Overall, Iím pleasantly surprised with all Shortís stouts.