bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo megabev. Completely black pour with purple/brown hues. Head was cappuccino colored and disappeared quickly. Strong chocolate scent. Iron-like scent detectable as well. Medium, slightly watery mouth feel and carbonation. Very toasty flavor, very roasted nuts, maybe almonds, and dark chocolate that's bitter. Finish is a lot more roasted malt.
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ryanfolty (2206) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 7, 2012 bottle from Ramiro as an extra. Dark brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, dark chocolate, and maybe a touch of hops. Taste starts watery and grainy, moves to the roasted malt and finishes with the dark chocolate. Thin to medium body and fairly smooth.
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark brown to black with a nice sized tan head that left some good lacing. aroma dark bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, yeast,. flavor same as aroma with a hint of smoke. Good beer
crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nto the greatest. missing a lot of bitter roasted malt notes. Some butter flavor, wierd fruitiness.
Johnsense (1077) - - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour with 1 finger tan head. Roasted malty aroma, some yeast, bit of black chocolate. Smoky taste, chocolate, yeast, a bit herbal. Medium to heavy body.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, Ethan! Always good to try something from Shorts, even if that something isn’t so good. Dark pour with a medium head, and a nose of grain and ash. Something ripe and yeasty emerges in the taste, but overall a weirdly disjointed beer, like that disturbed kid in your junior high math class. Maybe he’s got it together now?
burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle pours a murky black color, aromas of chocolate, earth, touch of wheat, and coco. Flavors are the same as aroma, mostly coco and chocolate, not much wheat comes through, overall nice beer.
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black. Medium tan head. Chocolate aroma. Flavor is chocolate with some bitter roast. I saw that some of the other raters noted that the palate is a bit thin. That is true, but I think it is actually thicker then most of the darker Shorts beers. Good mouthfeel. Overall a better then average beer and one I’d drink again.
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Chocolate is a fitting title for this beer, in a good way. The aroma has that fermented then roasted brown aroma that’s really enjoyable. Characteristic house yeast and minerals but in. Hmmm. I was really expecting a sweet, dense, rich wheaty beer after that aroma and then notion of "chocolate." The body is incredibly dry, but structured. A slightly metallic twinge and the hint of ash from the roasted malt. I think this could have gone a number of directions and this one speaks of austerity, straightforwardness, and honesty.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Dark black pour with fluffy beige head. Aroma has hints of chocolate malt with a touch of light wheat. Flavor is definitely sweeter then I imagined. Nice chocolate lactose flavor happening. Great after dinner drink.