FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a deep brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is very heavy milk chocolate with a hint of cherry jam fruitiness. Flavor starts sweet and sugary with more milk chocolate but gains a dark fruitiness that gives a nice sharpness to balance the soft wheat character. Finishes with a real cocoa powder like bitterness that rides through the aftertaste with some earthy hops. Medium bodied and a soft carbonation. A nice dessert beer, not overly complex or full bodied and easy drinking. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Growler shared by Rogueone. Dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and yeast. Chocolate flavor up front with some sweet malt and a roasty finish. Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a growler. This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium and foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Chocolate and roasted malt in the nose along with some wheat. Medium, smooth body with flavors of chocolate, grainy malt and toasted wheat. The finish is chocolatey and smooth with a roasted malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Draft at Shorts. Pours dark brown with deep red highlights and a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma had mild chocolate, roasted malt, wheat grass, and very mild sweetness. The flavor is more chocolate than the nose indicated, roasted malt, moderate sweetness, grassy hops, light coffee. The body is a bit thin for a stout, but this is very drinkable. In fact, this would qualify as a session beer if it were readily available. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Name: Chocolate Wheat
Date: December 05, 2008
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light roasted and chocolate aroma with a touch of cara.mel sweetness, light wheat tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of citrus, caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Growler courtesy of johnd513 poured into a snifter.
Pours dark brown with a big tan head that recedes to a cap and leaves some impressive lacing.
The nose is fairly subdued but is dominated by the chocolate malts. There are hints of the wheat sweetness and hops but the chocolate malts are dominant in the aroma.
The taste is sweet as well with chocolate but has a more toasted character than the aroma suggests. There are hints of coffee bitterness is the taste along with a little hops in the finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied for the style with lots of carbonation.
This is an extremely drinkable stout and one with a lot of interesting flavors coming together. All in all, another unique brew from Shorts and, in this case, very sessionable. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Not a stout but enjoyable. Roasted and salty. Would go well with some peanuts. Rather thin but makes it very drinkable. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Draft @ Shorts. Pours a very dark, chocolate-brown color; creamy, medium-tan head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing; great-looking pour. Good amounts of milk and softly bitter chocolate in the aroma; some roast and coffee; well-roasted with some burnt toast notes. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: strikes a very nice balance between its roasted characteristics and the soft, husky wheat tones underneath; lots of heavily roasted malts, milk and bitter chocolate, and creamy wheat notes throughout; creamy, dense, and generous beer that utilizes its wheat elements quite nicely; very tasty stuff. Medium finish: bitter chocolate, toasty malts, and some lightly husky wheatiness; on the dry side. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
tap at shorts.....darker reddish brown pour with a frothy light brown head.... slighty bready aroma with just a hint of chocolate but was expecting a little bit more....chocolate became more apparent in the flavor with more of a roasted malt addition to it. semi-lively carbonation....pretty good. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
On tap at Shorts in a sampler glass. Pours dark black with a beige head. Nose of chocolate and some banana. Chocolate, brown sugar, banana, wheat and a touch of spice in the flavors. Bittersweet finish. With the wheat, I was not thinking this was going to be classified as a stout. Tasty though.