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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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3.5
nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2011
12oz bottle pours a mostly opaque black with a thin, creamy beige head. Nose is kind of funny, not a whole lot of cherry but plenty of black malt, toast, licorice, a little birch. Smells thick. How can one smell viscosity? I don’t know, but it smells like it’s going to be very heavy. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, licorice, coffee grounds, burnt toast, some light cherry fruitiness and a hint of birch which I really loved. Medium bodied, dry finish. Not a whole ton of cherry, but I enjoyed it.

3.7
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
12oz bottle from Beer Baron. Pours dark brown with red edges and tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, cherries, and light coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, cola, chocolate, and cherries. Only thing that is really holding this back is a thin body. Worth a try for sure.

2.8
ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2011
REally nothing special here. The taste is chalky and the aroma is nothing special. The black cherry taste saves it a little bit, but not a very noteworthy beer.

3.5
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours an opaque black. Very small tan head. No lacing. Mild aroma of roast with some cherry. Flavor of dark cherries and chocolate with some coffee. Impressed with the palate. Thick enough to make this very enjoyable. Nice roasty mouthfeel. One of the better Short’s beers I’ve tried.

3.8
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
On tap at the Shark Club in Howell. Poured a dark brown with a small sized head. Cherries, roast, chocolate, and some coffee. Nice and drinkable.

2.8
SuperDave (2555) - 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.

2.7
hellbilly (3306) - 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

3.7
ryanfolty (2655) - 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.

3.8
BVery (11461) - 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.

3.7
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.


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