Short's Black Diamond - Short's Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
It’s Short’s, which means a bottle rec’d from tectactoe, one of several fine Michigan traders I’ve dealt with over the years: they grow them generous. 12 oz. bottle.
Poured into my Cantillon glass: blasphemy, perhaps. Black as the name with a dying quail of a head. Nose is 7AM at Starbucks, caught me by surprise for a lager, plus an exhale of chocolate croissant. Very nice start.
Black Diamond is a cross-pollination between a black IPA & schwarzbier & a porter, minus the hops. What? Something. Roast is featured once again, some slickness from the lager yeast. Tentative bitterness mid-palate, earthy sweetness round out the beer. Plenty easy to drink.
Simple as an earthworm, but much tastier. Nothing groundbreaking here, just a good, solid brew.
04-12-2014 03:30:07 | More by maximum12
3.51/5 rDev -5.6%
This is my first experience with this style of beer and I must be honest, I'm not sure what to make of it. It pours a very dark opaque black with a tan head that quickly disappears to nothing. It leaves virtually no lacing and little to no legs. The nose is roasty with coffee and dark chocolate but lightly scented. The flavor is slightly sweet with a good amount of coffee and chocolate but also a little hops. It is very light on the palate. Im not totally sure how to judge this one. I enjoy it but at the same time don't. Can't wait to try other beers of this style so I can get a better idea of what it's going for.
02-07-2014 05:21:09 | More by lochef81
4.41/5 rDev +18.5%
This pours a midnight black-blueish/purple port tinged color with an impressive cap of creamy cocoa colored foam.
I first notice a coffee note in the aroma that soon dominates, with a light roast in the flavor.
It's creamy and crisp, with a touch of herbal hops. A hint of green sticky dankness contrasts with the roast and finishes on the dry side. Short’s beers are always so inventive and so tasty.
I honestly had no idea what to expect when I opened this brew other than the Shorts name. Glad I picked it up.
02-06-2014 18:40:37 | More by elNopalero
Short's Black Diamond from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.