Damico (2978) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 The prominent chcolate peanuts, with roasty coffee notes is awesome! The stout pours dark chocolate with almost no head. The flavors of the chocolate peanut roastiness is smooth, but with a slightly generous medium body that goes down so smooth. Very Shortsy, as usual!
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in late November 2010
Appearance: Pours a viscous dark brown with no head to speak of. Leaves iodine like legs.
Aroma: Herbal hop spice, crushed peanuts, real peanut butter (that goopy stuff you have to mix before serving, not Jiff or Peter Pan stuff), dark chocolate, peanut shells.
Taste: Dark chocolate, dry dark roast, peanut butter, dark rum, spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Slick, low carb, silky.
Overall: Very tasty. Comes off like a dark chocolate peanut butter cup, Not too thick, but still has tons of body to it.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo, Mich. Finally, I’ve been waiting to try this beer for some time. It’s pretty much what I expected; not the greatest beer I’ve ever had, but an interesting creation, none the less. Aroma is strong of peanut butter. Taste is also of peanut butter, with a bitter edge to it. Overall, not too bad.
Headbanger (3555) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at brewery 11/23/2010 Pours pitch black with a very, very small tan ring head. Aroma of nuts. Taste of more nuts with chocolate and coffee on the back end. This medium body beer is different but still very tasty.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Stfun!! Dark black pour, rich brown head and a wonderful aroma of fresh homemade peanut butter and a little chocolate. Flavor is sweet vanilla, lactose, sweet milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter all the way through with little bitterness on the finish. Very unique beer, and something I really dug (admittedly, I love peanut butter.) Surprised to see so many lower rates on this one, I’m guessing the consistency must be pretty spotty out of the bottle and much better off the tap.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to StFun, opens with a loud hiss and a dark brown head shooting out of the bottle. The head leaves a black body, this stuff is lively. Aroma is roasted barley, burnt sugar, red wine. Flavor is sour red wine and peanut shells, bitter and vinous, a very strange mix.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2011 bottle shared by nbutler on 1/2/10.
orange tinted brownish black capped by a tan head.
a big blast of peanut butter slams the nose at first... it is followed by roast, ash, vegetal coffee-like nuttiness and ground mustard.
the flavor shows peanut butter, roast, ash and a touch of chocolate before a 9 volt battery-like sourness takes a hold... it just sneaks up to throw the whole thing off. big sour flaw...booo. i wanted this to be great. 6/4/3/2/6
over carbonation makes it feel very uncomfortable on the tongue... dang!
bottle on 1/2/11... almost exactly a year since the last one!
this one is full of roasted salty peanuts, high roast and caramel. finally, i got a good one! 8/4/8/3/15
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 This is a re-review. I have left the original review with the original scores at the bottom of this review.
Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this bottle my way. Unlike the last time I had this beer, this beer is not a gusher. It pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pretty nice. I get some peanut butter and chocolate, as well as a little bit of roasted malt.
The flavor is more of the same. The nutty flavor from the peanut butter goes very well with the chocolate and roasted malt. There is also a little bit of fruity tartness in the flavor which may be early signs of infection - but I can’t be sure because this is the only bottle I had.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
4-4-3-2-6 = 1.9
Thanks to TasteTester for sending this beer to me.
The beer opens as a huge gusher. Looks like this one is infected.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a huge tan head. The aroma is peanuts with tartness. It also smells like the rum balls we used to make around Christmas time. The flavor starts off normal with some roasted malts and light peanuts before giving way to an extremely sour cherry character which is not appealing. Medium mouthfeel and prickly carbonation.
I want to like Shorts, but until they get their sanitation under control I won’t be trading for any more of their beers.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle bonus from a trade with awiseman01. This sweet stout pours an amber toned brown with a colossal frothy khaki head. The aromas are sweet with singed candy sugars, chunky peanut butter, reminds me of the Do-Si-Dos Girl Scot cookies. Flavors are not for me (perhaps a bad beer). Very metallic, peanut shells, hint of chocolate. Mouth is over carbonated and distracting.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. bottle; pours thin, oily black with foamy dark tan head fading quickly; first nose is almost like paint thinner but as it goes deeper into your nose it’s obviously chocolate nuts, peanut brittle, caramel and oatmeal; smells pretty nice, but was very strange at first; first sip is quite sour and astringent; spoiled oranges, chocolate, stale nuts; ugh, something is definitely wrong here; herbal, sour and quite disgusting; what a disappointment!! I’ve got one more bottle from a different source, so hope they’re not all like this; tried this beer twice from two different sources in two different states, but with the same result; I’m sure they will figure this out and it will be better next time b/c it still sounds like a yummy beer to me