manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewpub. Short’s lists this as a porter, but it drinks like a stout. Has a nice roasty, nutty profile to it. Nicely balanced.
LilBeerDoctor (3801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Shorts. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate malt and roasted malt. Flavor of lots of bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of wheat. It does get a bit sweet in the mouth as you continue to drink.
deyholla (10445) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured black with a light brown head that lasted. Aroma had lots of roasted/ toasted notes with mainly chocolate sticking out. Flavor very similar with roasted and toasted malts, along with a bitter chocolate.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MBG Harvest Fest 09. This beer was quite dark with the pour and had a nice tan head. I had trouble picking up on aroma, as I often do with festival pours. Never the less, this had a pretty decent flavor to it. Lots of chocolate, a bit of coffee, and nut with this beer...the wheatiness of the beer kind of throws me off, but it’s not a bad throw off. As I am coming to find out more and more, shorts sure does make a good beverage.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HopCat. Appearance is a deep chocolate with a thin tan head. The aromas and flavors are coco powder and mild roasted malts. Mouth is slightly powdery but mainly creamy. A sold brew.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woah. Had this on tap at the Hop Cat in Grand Rapics. Dark pour with tan head. Huge chocolate aroma, some coffee some nut. Flavor is deliciously chocolatey, lots of dark wheat fruits. Is this a porter? a stout? a dunkel? regardless, its a great beer.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hopcat in GR...poured a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. The nose had notes of chocolate, roasted malts, some dark cherry and wheat. Medium bodied, silky mouth feel. Taste was unlike any other porter I’ve tried...mainly some chocolate truffle, coffee and nutty flavors coming through but the back end of this is where it shines. The wheat is very apparent IMO and takes this brew to a different level. Very nice porter.
Sammy (11390) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub, surprisingly great porter. Nugget and fuggles hops. Chocolate malt apparent. Black with crowning brown head
TheAlum (7041) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled draft at HopCat (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a black pour, ruby edges, near opaque, with decent brown head that laces well. Aromas are creamy chocolate, a touch wheat, but slight bitterness and cocoa take over. Initial is creamy, a touch bitter or wheaty on the backend, but initial is creamy chocolate and a touch bitter, faint peanut butter or peanut? Very interesting, full for a wheat body. Still, flavorful and interesting. Very nice brew! Cheers!
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Menu called this a porter and it looks a little like a porter. Very drinkable.