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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
• The auspicious blueprint of savory fermented delight extracted by formidable humans of the world
• Beer Type: High Gravity Brown ale fermented with Earthwork maple syrup and toasted pecans

Woodmaster is a high gravity, American Brown Ale fermented with Northern Michigan maple syrup and toasted pecans. This dark brown, full bodied ale is rich with sweet malt and syrup flavors. These flavors are complimented by the presence of hop aromas and a faint nuttiness.

The very first batch of Woodmaster was brewed in Bellaire on March 20, 2007. It was the 289th batch of beer brewed at Shorts, and is one of the original beers from the Short’s Imperial Beer Series (#7 of 13 to be exact).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5700) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Dark amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, nuts, toffee malts, maple sugar, and light alcohol. Taste of nuts, wood, caramel malts, maple, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts/pecans and woody. Tastes of maple syrup, brown sugar and nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
The aroma is light sweet and malty and some oakiness from the pecans maybe. the flavor has some sour notes from the fermentation with smoothsweet maple and pecan flavor that blend and alter with the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at Shorts. Pours a dark amber brown with barely any head. Aroma of sweet nutty malt. Flavor of maple (but not so much maple sugar), nutty pecan, also a strange saltiness (mushrooms?). Not overly sugary or malty as I was expecting. Still, it didn’t quite sit right with me. An interesting beer to try, but I’d suggest a small sample! 7/4/7/3/14 [3.5/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap. Poured a clear dark brown with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had dark grains and pecans with a surprisingly soft maple undertone. Flavor had more maple in it, kind of a fresh maple syrup aroma with grains and a bit of pecan underlying. Kind of tasted like whole grain pancakes with maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2010
Bottled. Deep rubyish amber/brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, some red berries, dark dry fruits, mild chocolate and alcohol as well. Flavour is quite much the same along with some burnt sugary sweetness and liquorice. Alcohol gives a nice warming touch after swallowing. Yet it’s quite balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Big woody nose, sweet, caramel, candied nuts, maple syrup.   Smells oh so fine.   Big time maple syrup and pecan sweetness on the tongue.   Initially I thought it was too much but as time goes on it grows on me.   So different from the norm that its intriguing.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Sweet candied nut like finish, with lingering maple syrup.   Different and certainly entertaining.   Thanks Derek for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2009
750 ml bottle shared with Crosling and rye726 poured a hazy dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of jammy dark fruit, carmel, cherry, pecans and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pecans, cherry, oak, biscuit and toffeewith a smooth lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
750 ml bottle - thanks to HailSquishface for the trade; I’m just a sucker for Short’s!!! bottle #490; clear, dark brown pour with thin tan head; maple, wood, sugar, nuts and malt; soft, full nose with rich flavors of toasted pecans and maple syrup; wow, lots of sugar and rich flavors with out being overly sweet; maple, wood and nutty goodness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
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.

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