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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Black Cherry Porter is made using local Northern Michigan sweet black cherries, eight different malts, and three varieties of hops. The combination of ingredients provides the deep radiant flavor profile and creates a dark opaque color. The beer leaves a slight purple lace from the fruit puree and finishes with flavors of roasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry.

Black Cherry Porter is one of the oldest beers in our portfolio. It was brewed for the first time on July 29, 2004 as the 35th batch of beer ever brewed at Short’s.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Dark pour with a foamy head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, cherries and something just a bit off. Flavor is the same, loads of cherries and chocolate, but something here is just not quite right. I wanted to like it a lot more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 bottle from stfun consumed 2/3/11. purple tinted porter brown with a small tan head. it smells like peanut oil... just like everything else these guys do...there are notes of roast, black cherry jam and chocolate but the peanut thing really stands out. the flavor is more of the same, unfortunately.... underlying qualities of roast, choco, black cherry, tannins and 9V batteries with peanut overwhelming. terribly sharp carbonation and nearly intense acidity. some day i’ll get to drink a beer from shorts without an infection :( 6/3/3/1/10

11/24/11. Shorts black cherry porter. Blackish,thick,red tints in th edged and head. A is cherry,vinous,skins,roast,choco and a peanut/sesame thing in the back. F has a tannic skin thing on the finish . A=f sweetnss on the end. Lactic something along with the sesame thing. Thick but tannic and dry. Aside from the nuts,this is pretty tasty. 7/4/6/4/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2456) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Date: July 3, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Beer Tasting, Bloomington, MN Appearance: Dark with a pinkish hue Aroma: Fruity cherry Flavor: Consistent with aroma with some chocolate Other: I wanted to like this more than I did, but it was decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle. Dark dark pour with a pinkish head. Mild dark fruit / cherry nose. Smoky roastiness plus dark fruit on taste. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Nose is earthy coffee, black cherry and hay. Medium to full body with a coating mouthfeel and a fruity tang. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and tart cherry. Grassy finish. Works for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3958) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Received in trade from Exiled and jbck109, thanks for the opportunity guys! My first Short’s review. Pours a solid black color with a stingy foamy tan head that kind of hangs there for a while. Smells of dark chocolate mixed with cherries, blueberries, currants. I was expecting more from the aroma, I feel a little let down. Berries come more to the forefront as this warms, as well as some hints of wet cardboard. Taste is chocolates wrapped in berries. Slightly tart, slightly roasty. Midway I get glimpses of alcohol, leading to a finish of bitter roast with a little bit of ash. Medium high level of carbonation affects the mouthfeel a bit. Less bubbles would have been better. Creamy tart and bubbly mouthfeel, medium thick body. I so wanted to love this beer, it has cherries which I love and its a porter which I also love. I could drink this, but its really not one of my favorites. I have had more mind blowing stuff from shorts in the past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Super dark pour, like imperial stout dark. Big fluffy brown here that screams "sexy". Aroma is pretty much dominated by the malts but the black cherries have a good presence as well. Flavor is a little on the sweet side with the cherries taking center stage on this one. Sweet with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Just like the Imperial version, this was dankness in a bottle. G and S had a sixer of this floating around recently so I picked it up. old, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Pours a plum, almost black color. One finger of creamy medium brown head that falls pretty quickly, but leaves behind small traces of lacing. 4.5 S: Absolutely wonderful combination of porter and cherry! The porter itself is very aromatic, giving off a strengthy dry roastiness, toastiness, and graininess. Charred fruit in there too. The cherry adds a layer of tart sweetness. 4.0 T: The taste is just as I expected. Big black cherry flavor mixed with a fairly dry ashy porter. The flavors balance each other well. The porter is grainy, ashy, and toasty with a burnt fruitiness and a caramel undertone. The cherry adds lots of fruit, a touch of sourness, and the illusion of sweetness. 4.0 M: Just a touch thicker than a medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. 4.0 D: After the first few sips, I figured that this wouldn’t drink well, but as I progressed through it I like it more and more. As usual, an interesting Short’s beer that also is quite tasty. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-07-2011 03:43:26

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Picked this bottle up in Michigan over the holidays. Served in a snifter. Not infected--woohoo! Pours dark brown with a bit of a crimson hue. Single-finger off-white head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings a bit of roast as well as some chocolate and lightly-tart and sweet cherries. Taste brings a bit more cherry character plus some roast. Nothing terribly complicated, though I like the cherries. Mouthfeel is medium with lowish carbonation. Okay beer, but nothing too special. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-14-2011

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