sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, light peanuts and...dammit, there it is again. The sour smell that means for the second year in a row I’ve fallen prey to infected Goober. Taste, lightly roasty with subtle peanut butter and yep, a foul, sour finish. Mouthfeel is unpleasantly slick and lacking in body. God, when will I frickin’ learn with Shorts’ oddball releases?
jgb9348 (5529) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, very fast-dying tan head. Aroma of odd rubber, alcohol, anise, medicinal and funky malt smells with perhaps a hint of peanuts, sweetness and more licorice. Medium-bodied; Assertive odd funky malt flavours at first with a taste of balloons (inflating), alcohol, nuts, resin and some odd funk. Aftertaste shows some odd flavours still, with a touch of anise and other spices. Overall, easily the worst from Short’s that i’ve had, and although not a horrible beer, one that I will not tell others to buy nor drink. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$2.59 sampled at home in Washington on 27-November-2011.
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. A pitch black a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of peanuts, roasted malt, and earth, leading to a dry finish. Not good.
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
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Faint aromas of nuts and roasted malt, but mostly dominated by sour dough on the back end. As for the taste I can detect some sort of nuts followed by a noxious sour flavor, this bottle probably has infection issues. My mouth feels very slick and gross after drinking this too. :(
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
thanks to FlandersNed for sending me a bottle
Dark brown pour with a thin head, this beer tasted like a very tart flemish red, not a stout. drain pour.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Another infected bottle; pours black with huge carbonation. Taste is very sour, a bit sweet and bitter yet. Roasted aroma, little else. I’d like to try a non-infected one, but this is evidently a common problem with this beer. Maybe get a newer one; I stored this one for a while before drinking.
bvc (1232) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz bottle from suzyg. Pours a thin black with a crazy alki seltzer head...infected? Earthy peanut butter riding low with some roasted malt and then huge balsamic tartness...should this be a sour? Thin body with cotton like fizz. Whoa! Tart and like licking a 9v dipped in skippy creamy peanut butter. Man, I loved Shorts before tonight...how about some QC guys.