fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, pours thick oily black. Pretty nice aroma of chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, bitterness in the finish. Damn good brew.
Alextricity (446) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottling date’s disappeared. $2 single poured into a Perfect Pint.
Appearance: Pitch black. Looks more like a stout than a porter. Brown head leaving very good lacing. Nice pour.
Smell: Very dark. It just smells bitter. Black coffee/roast, dark chocolate, a char sort of aroma as well. Good stuff.
Taste/feel: 9.15% is something that really surprises me about this beer. It drinks like it’d be 6.5-7%. A robust flavor that’s not typically seen in a porter. Heavy dark chocolate and roast like the aroma would suggest, with a sort of char-like finish with a lingering bitterness. There’s a bit of sweetness in the sip, almost one that seems to be offered up by a dark fruit kind of flavor. The aftertaste is roasty and a bit smokey even. Lingers a good while. The body is great. Medium mouthfeel with a medium/high carbonation, so it really is more like a porter than a stout in my mind.
I had to bump up the taste and overall rating of this brew a tick for the simple fact that it (somehow) only costs $2 for a single. This is a big, big, delicious porter that’s dangerously drinkable. It’s big on flavor, but never too rich, and an absolute delight to drink.
I honestly feel like this is Short’s best beer, and I doubt they could top this one. Brilliant brew.
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle a jet black color with a light off-white head. Has a chocolate and malty aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate with a touch of bitterness in the finish. I also get some malts and coffee. Has a medium to full body feel and goes down smooth. A very tasty porter.
SpongeRuiner (561) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A floral hop aroma not very strong. A dark color and dark minimal head. Solid looking beer. Creamy mouthfeel that really warms nicely. The flavor is layered nicely with milk chocolate with a nice counter part of hop bitterness.
mjakopa (176) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with little, dark brown head. Aroma is a slightly chocolatey, coffee, hints of caramel and roasty. Body is on the lighter side, slightly roasted, sweet, and slightly bitter. Aftertaste ends dry and hoppy and quite alcoholic (although not overpowering, and surprisingly little given its ABV)
biehrmaker (1) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a wonderful porter for the winter months with explicit dark roasted flavors that correlate with distinct chocolate overtones. This smooth dark finishes well with just enough hops for a crisp aroma and clean finish. a definite must-try!
Rasmus40 (9834) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 050214
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, mocha, liquorice, little sweet, hop, rich and medium bitter.
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a black head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, little chocolate. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry roasted finish. 050214
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a deep brown with tan head . Bittersweet chocolate aromas. Bitter coffee and dark cocoa flavors . Medium bodied . Not bad .
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Adamrandels (15) - - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with thick tan head. Great lacing. Chocolatey nose carries over. Slight bitterness.
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