deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap. Poured black with a coffee brown head. Aroma was full of espresso coffee notes with a nice roasted malt undertone. Flavor was amazingly refreshing with a nice coffee flavor and undertones of roasted malts and a slight chocolate note. milewide (2249) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Black color! Excellent coffee and roasted malt aroma and taste. Solid body. A bit on the sweet side. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Growler pours blackness with full frothy light mocha head. The aroma is very coffee like with a modest level of burnt malts around the edges. The taste has a smooth and almost velvety mouth feel. I get flavor notes of solid dark roasted coffee moving toward sweet malts and some mild caramel notes. Very nice mix of flavors here. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Oh man. Black pour with mud colored head that leaves a rim around the glass. Big coffee aroma with a bit of vanilla cream. Some roasty chocolate goodness. Flavor is excellent for a coffee stout. Strong, rich coffee, with hints of cream. Creamy mouthfeel with a bit of coffee grounds and a milky note in the finish. Like all Shorts beers, this is bad ass. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This one took me by surprise the coffee was overwellming by I am not a coffee drinker I love the smell of fresh brewing coffee and this is what the aroma was like. What do you expect from a name like cuppa Joe. The texture was creamy with a slight bitter after taste not my first grab but a good experince.
Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
Very fresh bottle from Michigan, latest seasonal release. Pours black with tons of foam. Coffee in aroma, in the taste, with lots of creme. The bottle surprised me by saying there was milk lactose. Tastes more bitter than 30 ibu would have you believe.Above average mouthfeel. NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Pours dark with a thin head. Smells wonderful. Lots of coffee an sugar. Thick mouthfeel. Taste is coffee, caramel and some chocolate. Starts with a pleasant bitter coffee that works into a sweet and creamy chocolate caramel. Lots going on here as it warms, what a great coffee stout. Damn wish I had more than one. Thanks Santa. BigBeer45 (1532) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle from Champanes,
has a brown-black pour with a tan bubbled head that recedes to a thin cover,
aromas of coffee, roasted malt, malt and sugar sweetness,
flavors of cold coffee, roasted malt, cream and sugar sweetness with faint chocolate, has a small bitterness at the finish and coffee flavor trails thereafter,
has a medium mouth feel or so, easy to drink,
I like this beer, a nice mixture of coffee and a sweet stout.
flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Incredibly rich coffee, cream, cocoa, and black licorice aroma. Seriously, I love the smell of this beer. Flavor is coffee backed by milk chocolate and dark chocolate, with black licorice and a touch of smoke. I wasn’t expecting a new top ten beer when I took this out of the fridge. Short’s has really proven themselves to me tonight. Amazing! gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Pours black. Nose is big coffee, fresh brewed, roasted malts, sweet molasses, cocoa. Flavor is huge fresh coffee beans, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, sweet toffee, espresso. Nice!