Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shorts smagning med klubben. Massiv sort med et beigefarvet skum. Dumlekarameller, kaffe, kaffegrums, bitter mørk chokolade. God bitterhed fra choko og humlen. Lav i kulsyre.
sunevdj (3019) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shorts tasting with The Club +a few. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Low sweetness. Aromas of roasted malts and some cherries. Funghi hints. Medium body. Low carbonation. Bitter toasted finish.
Rune (7233) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Shared with Skinnyviking. Dense, tan coloured head over a devil-black body. Nice glass-lacing. Dark malty aroma with notably alcohol. Anise and chocolate can be detected, but the delicate flavour is partial run over by alcohol. Bitter endnotes. Full bodied (Valby, 10.09.2008)
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Black - brown head. Burned, roasted, berries, nice hoppy, sweetness, fruity, chocolate, caramel. Nice straight porter.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750mL Bottle. Dark brown, blackish opaque color with ruddy tannic hues and a thin, wispy head of light tan. Fudgey, chocolate brownie malt aromas with hints of prune and raisin. Some toasted almond and other mild nutty and light roasty malt tones compliment nicely. Medium full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a slightly oily texture. Flavors of chocolate and toast with a kiss of minty hops. Finishes moderately roasty with a pleasant coffee flavor lingering. Wonderfully decadent chocolate malt base with lots of depth and heft, yet at the same time not overly sweet. Pleasantly fruity and an overall well executed beer. Thanks, Tom!
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma has roast malt, dark chocolate and rich dark dried fruits. The medium sweet flavour is roasted and fruity with chocolate and licorice notes. Just slightly cloying.
After a night with 13 more or less weird, although all interesting, Shorts Imperial beers, it was reassuring to find out in the end, that malt, hops and yeast still are the finest ingredients to make great beer.
thewolf (10696) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Kolding Shorts Tasting, 18.09.08.
Pours completely black with a fine, creamy, beige-black head. Aroma has oak, chocolate, pleasantly roasted and light plums. Fine mouthfeel, very nicely creamy. Flavour is stunning, roasted, chocolate, vanilla and caramel rounded off brilliantly by a little hops and viniousness.
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Crosling, thanks man. Poured a very attractive deep brown/black color with a thick tan head that stuck around nicely and left some spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of chocolate, caramel, some light roast, a hint of dark fruit, and a soft nuttiness. Sweet, malty entry with some chocolate and vinuous fruit leading into a light roastiness with soft caramel finishing with a touch of nuttiness and some dark fruit. Smooth with low carbonation, very nice. I could give two shits about a beer being hand numbered and hand bottled, but this is a really good beer. Thanks for sharing Nick.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serious looking beer. Pitch black and opaque, with a long lasting, super dark tan head. Outstanding nose combines premium dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is tremendously rich, decadent and complex, with layers of aged malt character. Everything about this beer is impressive. Tank aged nearly 8 months before bottling. 18 months in the bottle and shows no oxidation. Impressive extraction and flavor concentration. Beautiful dark color, plus it’s hand numbered, hand bottled and bottle conditioned. A terrific beer.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. Creamy coffee cocoa aroma, mild without hops bitterness. Alcohol dominated creamy hoppy flavor with coffee and choccolate. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.