daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown color with a brown head. Aroma is full of toasted pecans, some honey and maple syrup and caramel. Flavor is nutty and a bit hot. maple syrup shows itself on the finish. Pretty fun beer to try.
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of a good RBian.
Pours hazy dark brown, beige head with golden lacing.
Aroma had distinct pecan nose with some subtle maple.
Flavor, good maple mouthfeel with some underlying pecan. Aging added some soy like characteristics with light caramel malts and chocolate.
Tasty though the pecan and maple profile remianed a little in hind sigh.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml 577/936 7/22/09 (Shorts Brewery)-Pours a clear medium amber with a small ring for a head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate, and slight maple. Taste of malt, caramel, nuts, vanilla, maple syrup, and spices. This full bodied brew is very drinkable and I was hoping for a bit more of the maple and nuts but this still is well balanced. Not as good as some of Shorts other brew but still better than most.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: July 11, 2009
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of oak, touch of vanilla
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of oak, nice spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
madsberg (10592) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Brownish red coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Roast, sweetness, chocolate in the aroma. Flavour is fruity, herbal and chocolatish. medium bodied. Dry. Roasty chocolaty end.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark amber brown, sweet, nutty, maple syrup, malty, little caramel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft or bottle. Pours an amber body with a tan head. Chewy nutty character with a coconut and sweet maple fruity body. Etoh latent fruit and some sweet malt. Odd ball but nice.
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark but clear chestnut brown. Nose is mildly peppery maple syrup and oily chestnuts (is that an okay observation knowng that it’s pecans?). Huge full body, viscous and syrupy. Flavor is oily nuts and maple and toasted brown malts. Lovely texture and curious flavor, but does have some off flavor- toothpaste, herbs and sharp maple.
dchmela (2729) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to Beerlando for hooking this up. Pours a nice reddish black with a thin tan head. Chocolate smores, toffee, maple syrup and nut aroma. Taste has caramel, toffee, maple syrup and chocolate. Unique and complex beer that was really nice.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of hoppymeal poured into a snifter.
Pours a dark cola brown with hints of amber around the edges and a small off-white head that doesn’t linger long and leaves only a swirl along the top with no lacing.
The maple syrup is abundantly evident in the aroma, which is very sweet overall, with caramel and toffee coming through as well. There are hints of both the nuts and some booze which stings the nose slightly.
I think I would describe the taste as a slightly more abrasive version of the nose. It’s got the maple syrup which sticks to the palate along with the alcohol which makes its presence felt in the finish especially. The overall character is slightly toasty with the pecans showing up in the background.
The mouthfeel is, no surprisingly, syrupy, and get almost cloying with the big maple syrup presence. The body is pretty heavy because of that and the carbonation is pretty light.
This is not one of my favorites in the imperial series and the sweetness is enough to limit the drinkability. Overall, it’s a tasty brew and definitely better than most, just not quite as good as most of the other Shorts beers I’ve had.