johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Near black pour with a small, light brown head. Aroma: Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt charcoal. Taste: Smoke, dark chocolate and coffee tones. Nicely balanced but more towards the bitter side. Palate: Average carbonation, dry texture and lighter in body than you might expect.
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer. Name can be confusing, as it’s a porter, but made with chocolate and wheat malts. Doesn’t have the earthy taste associated with many porters. Dark and very, very smooth. No overpowering flavors. Excellent beer.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So this guy poured a solid motor oil with off white head. The only bad thing about this beer is that it smelled of feet (my friend said "BO"). Luckily, the flavor was rich chocolately goodness. Medium-heavy body and tastey, overall it gets a decent score. The nose thing was odd though so I recommend keeping your honker out of it.
bwa5879 (909) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo megabev. Completely black pour with purple/brown hues. Head was cappuccino colored and disappeared quickly. Strong chocolate scent. Iron-like scent detectable as well. Medium, slightly watery mouth feel and carbonation. Very toasty flavor, very roasted nuts, maybe almonds, and dark chocolate that's bitter. Finish is a lot more roasted malt.
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ryanfolty (2426) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 7, 2012 bottle from Ramiro as an extra. Dark brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, dark chocolate, and maybe a touch of hops. Taste starts watery and grainy, moves to the roasted malt and finishes with the dark chocolate. Thin to medium body and fairly smooth.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark brown to black with a nice sized tan head that left some good lacing. aroma dark bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, yeast,. flavor same as aroma with a hint of smoke. Good beer
crossovert (11621) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nto the greatest. missing a lot of bitter roasted malt notes. Some butter flavor, wierd fruitiness.
Johnsense (1421) - - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour with 1 finger tan head. Roasted malty aroma, some yeast, bit of black chocolate. Smoky taste, chocolate, yeast, a bit herbal. Medium to heavy body.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, Ethan! Always good to try something from Shorts, even if that something isn’t so good. Dark pour with a medium head, and a nose of grain and ash. Something ripe and yeasty emerges in the taste, but overall a weirdly disjointed beer, like that disturbed kid in your junior high math class. Maybe he’s got it together now?
burg326 (5389) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle pours a murky black color, aromas of chocolate, earth, touch of wheat, and coco. Flavors are the same as aroma, mostly coco and chocolate, not much wheat comes through, overall nice beer.