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 (7772) - 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 (2543) - 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.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Cloudy, ruby ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, khaki head. Malty, nutty aroma provides big notes of caramel, toffee, maple syrup, wood and pecan shells. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is of maple syrup and pecans, but without any heavy duty sweetness. The finish is sweet, nutty, woody and warming. Bottle courtesy of Beerlando!
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy beerlando. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small foamy tan head that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows hints of sweet caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar, and those pecans. The flavor follows with the caramel and maple syrup taking to billing with their sweetness, and then followed by the toasted pecans and oaky vanilla. Full bodied and pretty smooth, but a touch syrupy that leads to a long, sweet finish. There is a touch of warmth from the alcohol as it goes down. Nice, tasty beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy deep reddish colour with a small tan head. Lots of wood notes in a syrup sweet aroma. Syrup sweet flavor with caramel and fruity notes.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Pours jet black with light white fuzzy rim of foam. Rubied highlights in the corners. Big fruity nose. Chocolate there as well. Creamy medium body. Nuts and maple syrup. Maybe some graham cracker there. Nice, but unbalanced toward the sweet, and a bit disjointed yet. Maybe needs time.
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Beerlando! Pours brown and cloudy. Aroma of sweet maple and malts. Flavor is malty and sweet, also, with some nuttiness from the pecans. Very good.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Mostly clear amber, thin broken white head. Dark sweet malty aroma, pecans are definitely noticable, the maple too, but is more subtle. Nutty and sweet. Taste is malty sweet like a Scottish with a touch of maple.