madmitch76 (12141) - , 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.
ColovianTrader (72) - - 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 (153) - 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.
RespertFTW (342) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour with brown head. Oat chocolate aroma. Roasty malt chocolate sweetness. Light body. Flavor seemed a little plastic to me.
alliance100 (91) - Comstock Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 12oz bottle - pours dark brown , moderate lacing . Aromas of bitter chocolate . Mild sweetness , with pleasant bitter chocolate and faint molasses . Finish is slightly bitter coffee. Overall a really nice oatmeal stout , would buy again . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bpar73 (289) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer-tasting sample at the Beverage Company. Black pour with a dark brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts and a general smokiness in the aroma and taste. Great stout.
tectactoe (658) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Bottle: 2013 release. Thick, inky black pour with only some deep brown near the top. Nice tan head that froths up to a finger & settles to a collar rather quickly. Aroma is very big; dark, bittersweet chocolate, coffee beans, sweet brown sugar & thick molasses, mild oats & creamy, milky sweetness. Good amount of roasted maltiness through & through. Taste includes roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate & cocoa powder, toasted oats, a light finish of coffee, & some sweet brown sugar & molasses notes. Dry, roasty cocoa powder finish with some underlying creamy sweetness & oats. Very nice Shortís brew!
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a dark head. Cocoa, chalk and dark sugar aromas. Creamy and lighter than I expected.
fattybladdy (359) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick black with a dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasty. Taste is chocolate, coffee, molasses, a bit smokey/burnt. A solid brew.
umich03jm (1308) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle. Pours black with a small head that fades to a ring. Aromas are dark roast, oats, licorice, cocoa, and molasses. Taste is very roasty but thereís a nice sweetness to help balance just a bit. Lots of black licorice and chocolate too with just a touch of fruitiness. Body is very thick and creamy from the oatmeal. This was better than I expected since I donít usually like licorice tasting stouts. So smooth and creamy, yum.
BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good oatmeal stout. Pours pitch black, barely a tan head. Roasted coffee aroma. Roasted coffee, chocolatey, vanilla taste . Medium body and low carbonation. Hard to believe this is 10% though. Really good on that aspect.