Empress Catherine - Short's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.04/5 rDev +6.9%
Undated bottle poured into a Stone RIS snifter
A- A normal pour created a very short-lived, 1-finger, tan head. Near jet black body shows dark brown edges when held to the light. Decent lacing, though much of it slides down the glass back into the body.
S- Very rich and a little sweet at first. Medium roast coffee with a couple packets of sugar in the raw. Hints of raisin and just a little smoke. Some dark chocolate.
T- Mmm, that's good. As aroma suggests, bold, sweetened coffee. Some dark chocolate. Lots of dark roasted grains. Hints of higher ABV and some leafy/tobacco-like hops, especially in the finish leading to a clean aftertaste.
M- Full body. Slightly chalky with a little alcohol warmth. Slight hop bite as well.
O- A very solid imperial stout. I know it's spent a good month or more in the fridge and it seems to be drinking really well. I'd buy this one again, especially at the $2.19 pricing point for a 12oz. bottle.
06-08-2014 19:26:35 | More by GRPunk
3.93/5 rDev +4%
A: Black, of course. A darkish head sits on top for a spell and looks good while it is there.
S: Roast qualities and alcohol. Smells like an enjoyable stout.
T: Nice roasty char character with a minimal alcohol presence that only increases slightly with warming.
M: A little too thin for style and my preference, though the ABV didn't have me expecting anything overly viscous.
O: Just a little bit lacking overall. Everything could have been better, though I couldn't score it lower in the other categories. A very nice value though, as I have come to expect from Short's.
05-17-2014 02:58:14 | More by CMUbrew
3.76/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Pours black with a two-finger foamy tan head. Light sticky lacing.
S - Dark roasted malts, coffee, and earthy hops.
T - Follows the smell. Earthy hops upfront lead into a decent amount of coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is mostly bitter black coffee.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish.
O - This is a decent beer. Reminds me more of a Black IPA than an Imperial Stout. Still worth checking out.
04-23-2014 02:20:02 | More by TreyIsWilson
Empress Catherine from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.