tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Tap @ Shorts: The bottled non-imperial version I had of this was infected beyond belief - tasted like old steak sauce & a mouthful of vinegar. Luckily this imperial version was on-point, on tap nonetheless. Lightly roasted malt character comes alive with a bitter cocoa presence to back up the tart cherry purée side of the brew. Yes, it’s mildly tart, but this time around it tastes like tart fruits rather than just pure, puckering vinegar & acetic acid. Thin body, roast & a hint of char lingers on the palate once the cherry notes die off. A good brew. bpar73 (1165) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Very dark red pour with a tan head. Black cherry is the aroma and taste. A nice, dank dark fruit finish. A classic Short’s beer. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Madmitch: Batch 214: Bottle No. 636/792:
Medium sized lively brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of oatmeal, dark chocolate, roast, light manure, light cacoa, some trash, some raisin, some cherries and some toffee.
Seems like the cherry changes a bit into butter milk... Flavours of roast, butter milk, bitter, dark chocolate, some lacto/light infection tones, light hint of cherries, some yeast, herbs, malt and herbal roast, some coffee, some cream, some earth, raisin and iron.
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, dark chocolate, lacto tones, some dark fruits and light liquorice wood/bay leaf tone.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy texture.
Compelx, easy drinkable and good in balance. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Gedronken met countbeer en dutchdrebus. Dankzij countbeer. Zwarte kleur met ern bruine schuimkraag. Ruikt zoet, chocolade en een beetje roasty. Smaakt fruitig, zoet, roasty, chocolade. DutchDrebus (6048) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle 636/792 thx to countbeer @ countbeer. Pitch black colour with a small to medium sized, light brown head. Smells menure, chocolate, sweet, roasty. Tastes cherry, chocolate, roasty, red fruits, a hint of sour.. Pretty nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo, slightly silky.
mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
bottle. pours a black with massive tan head. aroma of roasted nuts and tart cherry. taste is medium body lots of smoky roasted malt and sweetness and tang from the cherry Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2012 (Bottle) Pours black with almost no head. The aroma is earthy and medium roasted with some nice (not too sweet and not too tart) berry notes. Undertones of sugar, chocolate and light caramel. The flavour is chocolaty roasted with a very subtle tartness from the cherries. Bit burned, almost smoked on the finish. The light burned malt plays well with the cherry notes. The mouthfeel is soft and light carbonated. Medium bodied. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Date: January 07, 2011
Appearance: black, fine brown head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet cherry aroma, ligt musty character, touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of cherry tartness that turns into a funky tartness, light fruity sweetness, bit of dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
750ml bottle. Aroma of milky chocolate, deeply roasty malts, faint cherry and associated tartness, light coffee and cream. Opaque black color, head is fine and slight. Roasty, very lightly sweet, gently tart and fully malty flavor profile, with semi-sweet chocolate, espresso, mild but complimentary fruitiness and a rich, roasted malt finish. Smooth, drying feel, body has substantial heft to it. Pretty nice. Thanks to Bill for sharing! theisti (4157) - Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by ?hwwty4. Pour is black, some ruby cherry reddness, along with a smallish tan head. Aroma is nice black cherry, fruit sweetness, tiny bit of tartness, along with roast, thought the roast is in the back and somewhat muted. Taste is the sweet cherry, bright fruit (pretty much none of the tartness from the nose), roast malt, and finishes with some vanilla sweetness. Palate medium to heavy, coats the mouth some. Nice one, thanks for sharing Bill.