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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Humble comfort in every sip
Chocolate Wheat is a Porter brewed with chocolate malt, wheat malt, and well-chosen specialty grains. The combination creates a deep black, full-bodied beer that provides subtle hop flavors and rich malt tones. Chocolate Wheat balances the flavors of roasted caramel, coffee, and chocolate, which ends in a smooth finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
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?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (617) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 2, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Thanks to the kind soul in the Tampa Crew that shared this one. Pours a medium stout brown with a white head. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, grain, earth, and some cookie. Flavor is similar with a nice mouthfeel- cocoa, chocolate, grain, and some earth make this a nice little stout. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with one finger tan head. Aromas of chocolate and some light malts. Favor is mostly chocolate, some grains, and some roasted malts. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy almost like nitro. I was really surprised by this one. Could of drank several.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldthomas (1) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
Dark, opaque black pour. Tan head disappears quickly. Smooth and toasty maltiness. Very good hop balance, approaching slight bitterness while erring on the sweet side. Very subtle chocolate taste. Good porter-like qualities with a light mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Yet another bottle shared by emacgee. Black with a tan head. Nose is very much like a schwarzbier to me, grainy, roasty and some chocolate. Burnt caramel. Tastes surprisingly thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Shared by emacgee. Nose of toasted grain, roast, light smoke, lightly goaty. Flavor is lightly bitter, some subtle smokiness, ash, dusty, meh.


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