bpar73 (326) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour dark brown with a thin tan head. Lots of graham crackers and marshmallow sweetness in the aroma and taste.
mikem409 (1456) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours black with thin tan head. sweet fake marshmellow cream aroma and som chocolate. taste is kind of tart with sweet malt may be going bad.
queenholly (2565) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sour coffee/chocolate malt aroma, and a little charcoal. Black brown with a thin ring of tiny white scummy particles. Extremely sour/acidic charred dark malt flavor, not pleasant. Drain pour.
Huhzubendah (2228) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle gifted by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Dark brown with a thin, wispy head that leaves a few small traces of lacing randomly located around the glass.
S: Roasted malt with a big chocolate scent. Also, I detect a lactic scent that is slightly sour / milky.
T: The beer is honestly not very enjoyable. It’s always fun to try a new beer, and especially one by Short’s, a brewery that pushes the limits to the extreme. However, this beer does not taste like smores. I enjoy smores made on the campfire, but I struggle to find the connection between smores and this beer.
The flavor is mostly of burned malts, chocolates (which are the redeeming quality of the beer), and a slightly sour taste that I can only guess is the brewer’s attempt to replicate a marshmallow flavor.
M: The body is too thin and frail to be associated with a stout of any kind. Carbonation level is on the low end of the spectrum.
D: I’m thankful for the opportunity to try this, but I won’t have it again and I would not recommend it. I thought Short’s PB & J was really innovative and fun. Strawberry Short’s Cake was not only convincing, but incredibly tasty and very drinkable. I commend Short’s for pushing the boundaries, but this beer just falls short.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-06-2010
madmitch76 (13005) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th November 2010
Cloudy dark brown beer, short lived tan head. Cracker crumbs rise to the surface! Tangy dark malt and chocolate nose. Light palate, a little crisp and dry. Tangy dark malt with a subtle biscuit tone. Not really getting much chocolate or marshmallow. Finishes dry. A decent Porter - never a Stout! Ha!
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark black k body with a tan head that isn’t really there. Mess of chocolate and malts that don’t really meld well together. No marshmallow. No fragments cracker. Kind of a scham.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Lord Hobo’s for EBF weekend. Been wanting to try this forever and was pleased that I got a fresh taste this go around. The aroma has a chocolate lactose presence with a hint of cream. Flavor is mostly smooth chocolate malt with the marshmallow coming through on the very back end. Not all I hoped it would be but certainly not a let down either.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
EBF 09 on tap from notes. Sounded great, I mean marshmellow and chocolate. Poured out a dark brown hue with a marshmellow on a toothpick. Not much on the nose, some sweeter aromas, burnt sugar, cocoa, but very light. Palate is a train wreck of malty messy flavors not following each other. Too sweet, with no finish. Worth a try, but not very good.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks hbmason for sharing-12oz bottle-pours whisps of light tan head and murky brown color. Aroma is cocoa/roasty-medium/dark malt. Taste is rich cocoa/roasty-medium/dark malt, some toast, some hop offset.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Lightly salted roast malt and chocolate aroma. Flavors are amazingly expressive of a smore. The toasted graham cracker, chocolate, and faint marshmallow flavors all come through. I think the stout roast adds some campfire-like authenticity to the prepation through the means of toasted and roasted caramels. Fun! Thanks so much Sean for this awesome string of recent Shorts bottlings.