Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brickhouse BBQ. Poured deep brown with not much head on it. The aroma was on the sweet side, with a lot of roast too.. blended chocolate and black patent maltage for the most part.. tangy wheat popped around the nose.. just OK. The flavor found heavy, astringent black patent roast above all else.. cocoa and darker chocolate were in there too.. sharp roast and wheaty tartness prickled the sides of the tongue.. finished sharp with lots of woody and wheaty notes plus chocolate. Medium-bodied, dry, and very grainy on the palate.. too astringent.. not one I really want to try again.
tmoreau (2683) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Competition bomber bottle poured to sampler glasses at a local beer tasting party. The color was very dark brown, with light tan head foam, and good cling to the curtainy lacing. So far, so good? The nose was not roasty as I would have expected, but now, a sweet, grape juice (Welch’s) scent. The flavor was astringent, tart, and dry. Well past it! Surprised and disappointed that it didn’t cellar better.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Slight lacing and a thin collar throughout. The nose brings some light chocolate and a slight amount of roasted malt. Nothing too complex, but it’s pretty good. The flavor is along the same lines. There is a bit of intermingling of chocolate flavors, with both milk and dark chocolate coming through. Along with that is some slight roast, which comes through in a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Not bad.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light earthy. Light-medium body.
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Short’s Brewing Monster Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured a dark, almost black color, very small tan head. Aroma was chocolate malts, roasted notes. Flavor had bitter chocolate notes, wheat. Pretty enjoyable.
dalekliz (887) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at North Peak. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, kind of grainy, of wheat. Taste of burnt toasted malt, wheat, and dark chocolate. Lingering burnt bitter chocolate wheat. Different and tasty.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewpub. Short’s lists this as a porter, but it drinks like a stout. Has a nice roasty, nutty profile to it. Nicely balanced.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Shorts. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate malt and roasted malt. Flavor of lots of bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of wheat. It does get a bit sweet in the mouth as you continue to drink.
deyholla (7360) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured black with a light brown head that lasted. Aroma had lots of roasted/ toasted notes with mainly chocolate sticking out. Flavor very similar with roasted and toasted malts, along with a bitter chocolate.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MBG Harvest Fest 09. This beer was quite dark with the pour and had a nice tan head. I had trouble picking up on aroma, as I often do with festival pours. Never the less, this had a pretty decent flavor to it. Lots of chocolate, a bit of coffee, and nut with this beer...the wheatiness of the beer kind of throws me off, but it’s not a bad throw off. As I am coming to find out more and more, shorts sure does make a good beverage.