SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 750 ml bottle - bottle 168 of 672; pours dark brown with thin tan head; coffee, creamy chocolate; per the Short’s MO, the nose is killer; syrupy sweet with nice dry finish’ lots of chocolate but with plenty of sweetness is back it up; soft texture is smooth and flavorful; the balance here is very impressive with choco powder, rich malts and coffee; very nice; please brew again!!!
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely fragrant porter with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and English licorice. Beautiful creamy foam. Very lengthy aftertaste of cold coffee and licorice. Good, rich and perfect for a cold winter evening.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours inky black & semi-thick, slightly translucent brown edges. Deep, leathery tan head slowly forms on top after pouring. Aroma is very heavy & robust. Mildly sweet & half-charred roasted malt, licorice, anise, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, a hint of dark fruits, prunes, dates, with even a very small hint of vinousness in the periphery. Small touch of warming alcohol. Taste is much heavier on the booze; very warming with a modest fusel essence. Dark chocolate, fudge cake, roasted malts, burnt coffee beans. Starts off each sip with creamy-sweet & quickly transitions into more roasty-bitter. Hops add a tiny bit of herbal ashiness to the back-end. Finishes with burnt malt sugars, roast, mild char, coffee, & dense chocolate. Thick, silky body with low carbonation. A damn fine porter from Shorts.
Beerman6686 (5833) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt, some chocolate, and green hops. Flavor was similar, black ipaish dark roast and some dark fruit.
weark (540) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a huge but fast disappearing brown head - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, hints of coffee, plum and dried raisin - Flavor of dark bitter chocolate, earthy hops, hints of coffee - Medium/full body, medium/high bitterness, good carbonation, creamy, long dark bitter chocolate finish - old school rich creamy porter, good job
Salmoniform (1268) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, caramel, cola. Mouthfeel is nice with a dry sweetness and a roasted astringent bitter following. Overall this is a solid brew.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
36cl, no mention of ABV, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex Porter, roasted/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew
orangesol (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another Short’s Imperial bottle from Deuane’s basement shared with StormKing47 and myself.
A - Pours opaque black with a nice one and a half finger tall mocha colored head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted chocolate malt, dry oak, molasses, licorice, and some light berry twang at the very end of each sniff. Quite complex really.
T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet chocolate malt quickly giving way to a mix of even sweeter molasses, dark fruits, watered down espresso, licorice, and dry oak tannins. The finish is a mix of light sweetness and a slight berry twang, lingering on the pallet for a short period of time. This one is complex yet quite balanced. Very nice English porter.
M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy, feel with a small twang at the very end. Very nice feel.
O - Every time I drink a Short’s beer in a small bottle they leave me a bit let down but then we drink one of these imperial bottles and they quickly win me back. I hope to try some of the other imperials some day...
nsquishee (635) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich chocolate, coffee, and roasty malt flavors. Super smooth with a medium viscosity and an alcohol burn on the finish. Very flavorful.
ChiGuy68 (477) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured an opaque, dark brown with a frothy brown head and streaky lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with coco. Chocolate malt taste with a slightly bitter finish.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is dark coffee, some chocolate, nutty tones as well. Taste is nice punch of coffee/dark chocolate. Good roasty flavors here. Syrupy consistency with a nice chocolate finish. Even better as it warms.