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. hopdog (12510) - 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. 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. 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
ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
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
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.
BVery (10510) - 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. 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. johnnnniee (4312) - 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.
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. 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.