thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
This fantastic draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of brown colored finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing. The body was opaque dark chocolate brown in color with no visible carbonation and extremely nice. The aroma was to die for! It was full of aromatic chocolate malts molasses burnt roasted and nutty notes. The mouth feel was full smooth with a mild tingle and a lingering flavorful complex finish. Just excellent. Wonderful flavors of malts chocolates nuts molasses and many other complex notes. A MUST try brew! hotstuff (5272) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Oh my what an outstanding Stout that I rated at Shorts Brewing Co.!! Small light brown head and fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Uncarbonated, opaque and a dark brown hue. Malty, chocolate, coffee and burnt notes. The flavor. Oh the flavor! Wonderful mixture of malts, coffee and chocolate from start to finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied Stout with good lacing. This beer received my highest overall rating of the beers that I rated at Shorts. If you enjoy Stouts, don’t miss this one! lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours very dark brown to black. Smell is chocolate and wheat and cold coffee like with a roasty malt character.taste is smooth roasty malt chocolate and rich. Like a rich cocoa laden stout or porter. Full mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Awesome and tasty. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Another miss classified Shorts brew. This was like a nice big hefe with some of the chocolate malt, but was far from a stout. The body was black with a khaki colored head. The aroma was chocolate bananas with some walnuts. The taste was milk chocolate with some bananas. Another beer form Shorts that made me wonder why more commercial brewers aren’t trying things like this one. This obviously has some homebrew roots. mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
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.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Shorts The Chocolate Wheat AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Filled 07/07, tried 07/07.
Moderate pour in a mug.
Poured black with brown highlights and a huge frothy mostly lasting brown head.
Smelt of strong dark chocolate, burnt grain.
Taste was upfront strong burnt grain and moderate sweet and sour fruity esters followed by more of the same, but with more subdued sweetness, on a long finish.
Palate was medium bodied, lively carbonated, oily on a slightly dry finish, and moderately astringent.
Overall, this is a great beer. It is a very odd animal but I would definitely drink it again. Great to sip on. I only wish the chocolate was a little bit more present on the palate.
On tap at Ashley’s, Ann Arbor, MI. Rich brown, bordering on black, color with a thin chocolatey tan head. Lots of dark, bittter sweet choclate malt on the nose with hints of caramel, roasted nuts and grains. A medium body and thinly carbonated. Slightly oily texture in the mouth with a dry finish. A unique brew. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2012
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