jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So this guy poured a solid motor oil with off white head. The only bad thing about this beer is that it smelled of feet (my friend said "BO"). Luckily, the flavor was rich chocolately goodness. Medium-heavy body and tastey, overall it gets a decent score. The nose thing was odd though so I recommend keeping your honker out of it.
ESBob (353) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Deep dark rich brew with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, burnt grains, and, as advertised, more chocolate. Taste is generally sweet , but offset but the roasted bitter grains. Smooth sweet finish.
lb4lb (2462) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown to black. Smell is chocolate and wheat and cold coffee like with a roasty malt character.taste is smooth roasty malt chocolate and rich. Like a rich cocoa laden stout or porter. Full mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Awesome and tasty.
Onslow (1131) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Deep dark rich brew with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, burnt grains, sweet malt. Taste is a great blend of wheaty / chocolate tastes, generally sweet offset but the roasted / burnt grains. Smooth sweet finish. Very good.
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark brown with a nice dark chocolate colored head. The aroma brings a sugary chocolate note like a chocolatey cereal. The taste brings flavors of smooth chocolate with a roasty malt finish. A fizzed carbonation in the back feel. Spot on with the name. A unique brew. A prominent wheat taste mixed with chocolate. Overall a very creative final product. Shorts knows how to mix it up.
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow great brew balenced well with a perfect amount of flavor, so smooth on delivery, tasty !
chucklemation (411) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Has a nice chocolate and malt aroma. Flavor is sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts, and wheat. Has a medium body feel. Everything is balanced brilliantly. Delicious beer.
Mark_Eck (371) - - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma is dark chocolate and some roasted malts. Taste is sweet but finishes roasty.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Zingermanís Roadhouse. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Light milk chocolate aroma. Great chocolate flavor with a full mouthfeel from the wheat. Very tasty.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
$2 single poured into a shaker pint (sue me.)
Appearance: Pitch black, like youíd figure a stout to be, not necessarily a porter. Two finger tan head looks great on top, but fizzles away quickly. Decent lacing. Pretty good looking beer.
Smell: First whiff was great when the head was bubbling away -- almost a chocolate milk aroma. After that went away, itís incredibly light. I pick up a faint metallic note, dark roasted malt, and some chocolate when itís cold, and then just a dark coffee/mocha sort of aroma when it warms up a tick... the metallic note dissipates. Nice.
Taste/feel: About spot on. I was worried that this porter would drink like a stout, but it drinks more like its name would indicate. Rather thin and light with a moderate amount of carbonation. Normally Iíd dub this a bad thing, but itís what Iíve grown to expect in a porter. The flavor is solid and interesting, but not overwhelming, which would make this an excellent session option. Plenty of roasted malt, a very pleasant semi-dark chocolate flavor, and sort of coffee and slightly char finish. A very slight bitter finish that makes me just want more, more, more.
Well, we have another winner from Shortís. Light, packing some great chocolate flavor, and I love the slight char/ash finish on it. I could see myself picking this up instead of Edmund Fitzgerald, to be honest with you. I just get a more interesting flavor out of this one with the chocolate and essence of coffee with the ash-like finish. More depth of flavor than that brew, in my opinion.
Evolutionary (270) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler pack from meijers Oxford. Nose is sweet malt and pours dark with mild head. Body is really like an oatmeal stout but the sweet cocoa finish changes it a bit. Wheat hints pale in comparison.
---Rated via my mouth