TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12 oz beer from my trip up to Michigan. Awesome. Pours a very dark brownish black hue, near opaque with some reddish dark edges. A small dark brown head sits atop and laces small, dies to a edge clinging ring. Aromas are a big blast of peanut butter, dominant on the nose with roasted malts, cocoa, some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, toffee, caramel. Big creamy peanut butter and chocolate component. Initial is big peanut butter. Medium bodied, maybe even a touch lighter with sweet peanut butter, earthy nuts, dark and sweeter edged chocolate mix, roasted malts, touches of caramel, toffee, light earthy roast seems to mix with the peanuts. It is sweet, but frankly, the peanut butter is most dominant, earthy and sticky nuts, sweet peanut butter and cocoa, roastiness really does work well with the earthy peanuts, faint tobacco, sweet oats. Finish is lingering nuttiness, cocoa, and bready and biscuity malts. Substantial earthy roast, peanut butter. Interesting. The new batch, being not infected makes this a clean rate. While I do love peanut butter, I generally dislike chocolate and peanut butter combined. However, I feel the earthy peaut butter and roasty play better than the chocolate component for me, not getting too sweet. The nose is powerful, the beer itself is ok, interesting perhaps better describes it. Could really work well in a niche. I even daresay I might be able to drink two in a sitting before the peanuts get too overwhelming to continue with? Obviously, allergy folks.. stay far away from this. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Poured an opaque black color with a small tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, roast, cocoa, oats, and vanilla bean. Taste of rolled oats, roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, nuts, and caramel. This was quite nutty. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2010
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light chocolate, dark roasted malts and yumy peanuts too. Flavor was not so much reeses peanut butter cup but more of a butter finger with dark chocolate. Great miz of flavors. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
bottle, via trade with mibirder and SS, great aroma of coffee and chocolate but flavors are sour and bitter, pecan or peanut shells BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2008 MBG Winter Fest: Deep brown hue with a frothy beige head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, peanut, plum, anise, herbal hops, toasted malt, oatmeal and a hint of coffee esters. The taste is a cool balance of fruit, chocolate, and toasted malts (not much peanut on the palate). Some grassy and herbal notes as well along with some coffee. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium-bodied and very smooth. A nice beer and twist on the style. Mikey Likey.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists of alcohol (surprisingly strong for 6.5%), chocolate, coffee, and peanuts. It pours a dark with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and light coffee. The finish has some light peanut flavors, a hint if fruit, and some noticeable alcohol. It’s hard to believe this is only 6.5%. Medium-full bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, very fast-dying tan head. Aroma of odd rubber, alcohol, anise, medicinal and funky malt smells with perhaps a hint of peanuts, sweetness and more licorice. Medium-bodied; Assertive odd funky malt flavours at first with a taste of balloons (inflating), alcohol, nuts, resin and some odd funk. Aftertaste shows some odd flavours still, with a touch of anise and other spices. Overall, easily the worst from Short’s that i’ve had, and although not a horrible beer, one that I will not tell others to buy nor drink. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$2.59 sampled at home in Washington on 27-November-2011. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 This is a re-review. I have left the original review with the original scores at the bottom of this review.
Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this bottle my way. Unlike the last time I had this beer, this beer is not a gusher. It pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pretty nice. I get some peanut butter and chocolate, as well as a little bit of roasted malt.
The flavor is more of the same. The nutty flavor from the peanut butter goes very well with the chocolate and roasted malt. There is also a little bit of fruity tartness in the flavor which may be early signs of infection - but I can’t be sure because this is the only bottle I had.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
4-4-3-2-6 = 1.9
Thanks to TasteTester for sending this beer to me.
The beer opens as a huge gusher. Looks like this one is infected.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a huge tan head. The aroma is peanuts with tartness. It also smells like the rum balls we used to make around Christmas time. The flavor starts off normal with some roasted malts and light peanuts before giving way to an extremely sour cherry character which is not appealing. Medium mouthfeel and prickly carbonation.
I want to like Shorts, but until they get their sanitation under control I won’t be trading for any more of their beers.
In short: A splendid roasted chocolaty session stoutrumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Chocolate cake nose. The beer tastes very roasted, more so than usual for an oatmeal stout. Despite the high roastiness the body remains smooth and velvety just the way I like it in oatmeal stouts. Flavour of a black chocolate cake with a little vanilla ice-cream on top and a few roasted almonds. More satisfying than the more hyped Sexual Chocolate that I had next to it. If all Shorts were that nice puzzl would give his cellar to the less fortunates. And buy them pizza in case the his beers give them the munchies.
tap at 2012 michigan winter beer festival. Black with small head. Rich stout with some peanut flavor. Pretty average for the style.