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Short's Black Diamond - Short's Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The new Schwartzbier brew, which translates into a German-style black lager, will be called “Black Diamond”— giving it a nod to winter and skiing. Visually, black lagers can be deceiving, featuring an opaque, black color and a full, chocolatey flavor similar to stout or porter. But unlike its dark cousins, Schwartzbier features a bottom fermenting lager yeast, which produces a medium-bodied brew with a smooth finish that will be worth savoring.

Originally brewed for Shanty Creek's 50th Anniversary.

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 11-01-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Short's Black Diamond from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.