sebletitje (6230) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of tpd975
pours dark brown/black, thin mocha head.
Again this was a very fizzy beer, similar in disappointment to their PB&J.
Aroma, light roast, malty, peanut was actually more present than PB&J.
flavor, peanut flavors, some roasted caramel malts, hints of chocolate, lingering sourness, a beer that just went wrong. Overly infected
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, via trade with mibirder and SS, great aroma of coffee and chocolate but flavors are sour and bitter, pecan or peanut shells
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A splendid roasted chocolaty session stout
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Chocolate cake nose. The beer tastes very roasted, more so than usual for an oatmeal stout. Despite the high roastiness the body remains smooth and velvety just the way I like it in oatmeal stouts. Flavour of a black chocolate cake with a little vanilla ice-cream on top and a few roasted almonds. More satisfying than the more hyped Sexual Chocolate that I had next to it. If all Shorts were that nice puzzl would give his cellar to the less fortunates. And buy them pizza in case the his beers give them the munchies.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured black with a deep brown head. Aroma was full of peanut notes (very peanut butter like) with an undertone of oats and dark malts. Flavor did a good job of balancing the the nuttiness from the peanuts with the dark malts and oats.
BBB63 (5694) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 MBG Winter Fest: Deep brown hue with a frothy beige head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, peanut, plum, anise, herbal hops, toasted malt, oatmeal and a hint of coffee esters. The taste is a cool balance of fruit, chocolate, and toasted malts (not much peanut on the palate). Some grassy and herbal notes as well along with some coffee. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium-bodied and very smooth. A nice beer and twist on the style. Mikey Likey.
arminjewell (5585) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black with tan head, aroma is peanuts, chocolate, some coffee. Taste is peanut butter, chocolate, roast, and a bitter finish. Wow, fantastic crazy beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. What can i say this is a treat. Mahogany body with a tan head. Chocolate and peanut character, chewy and full toasted malt character with a nutty accent and some sweet vanilla. Wow someone grab the cheesecake, i’ll bring the goober.
douglas88 (5465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. We were warned that this was probably off, and it was, but in a nice way I thought. Anyway, pours a dark black color with a medium brown head- looks appealing. The aroma is nutty, coffee, toasted malts. The flavor was loads of coffee, rich nutty flavors, lots of unintended sourness, rich caramel. I liked it. I need to try it uninfected for sure.
Mora2000 (5306) - 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.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, courtesy of GodofThunder. Opaque black-brown with small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt and Reece’s. Smooth, silky mouthfeelt has a slight oiliness. Not as much peanut butter in the flavors. Instead a nice roast comes out and almost tastes like a coffee stout. Not bad!