Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower, 3/20/16. Dark brown, thin coffee colored head, good retention. Aroma of cherries, dark fruits, toffee, yeast, molasses, leather. The taste is chocolate, nuts, toffee, anise, spice, cherries, lemon. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, lingering spice moderate booze.
jredmond (8046) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2015 Backlog] Bottle shared at the FF tasting at Paul’s place. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin lace. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side of medium bodied with notes of molasses, spice, strange yeast, sweet malt and fruit. Some soft sugars and roast character in the finish as well.
smroush (256) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2016 Dark brown, nearly black; sparse light tan head.
Aromas of sweet roasted coffee, malt, spice and a touch of chocolate. Some licorice and smoke too.
Taste is pretty sweet, though not in a negative way; plenty of balancing bitterness.
Palate is full bodied, texture is oily/creamy; carbonation is average; finish is long with roasted, bitter coffee, sweetness and warming alcohol. Perhaps a slight touch of winter spices.
Overall I like this beer quite a bit; the best offering from Shorts that I have had. Good complexity - a fair amount going on here.
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh sweet mercy. It’s like a booze oak. Like uhhhh devils cut bourbon. Looks not like a Belgian. Thick creamy head. Dark as the night.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits. It’s a dark with some faint orange highlights and a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, lighter molasses, and dark fruits. There is some candi sugar in the middle. The finish has light grape, spice, and alcohol. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the alcohol is a little too prevalent in this one.
Sammy (11811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Belgian ale in style, however.So-so drinkability and less mouthfeel than expected from the style.
ben4321 (6133) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andy’s Tasting, 2/28/15
Aroma: It has a malty and light spice aroma, some caramel, and a bit of fruit
Appearance: Murky brown colored pour with an off-white head
Flavor: The flavor is pretty sweet, there’s a little spice, but not enough else to balance it out
Palate: This one has an average carbonation, medium body, and a slightly sticky close
Pretty decent one overall, but there just isin’t anything here to provided the need balance/depth beyond the malty sweetness.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, malty, and slight bubblegum, dark fruit, and cracked pepper. Pretty good!
j12601 (10061) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s for Andy and Max’s Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Sweet molasses and sweet caramel on the nose, syrup. Medium bodied, sweet caramel and toast. Long sweetness on the finish, molasses.
jtclockwork (15905) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of candy sugar, alcohol soaked pear, chocolate, smoked malt. Medium body.