Empress Catherine - Short's Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours dark brown with a thin collar of tan head. The nose is heavily roasted with dark fruits, earthy hops, and burnt malts. The hops come through quite strongly. The taste is very similar to the nose. Robust hops, heavy roasted character, a bit of earth and chocolate. Mouthfeel is where this beer take a hit. The body doesn't match the big flavors. A bit on the thin side with above average carbonation. Overall, nice flavors here, more body would elevate this beer significantly.
02-11-2014 06:23:32 | More by homebrew311
3.81/5 rDev +0.8%
A - Pitch black with a mocha head that quickly dissipates to a fine ring around a snifter. Some decent spotty lace clings after each drink.
S - Malts, chocolate, hops present, caramel, toasted nuts, coffee.
T - Malt forward - dark / bitter chocolate, caramel. Malts followed by a prominent amount of hops, and finishes very dry and bitter. Some anise flavors faint in the back end. Moutfeel is chewy and syrupy.
O - Another solid brew from Shorts. This drinks more like a black IPA to me rather than an RIS, but a very nice beer nonetheless
02-09-2014 01:35:29 | More by andrewjraab
Empress Catherine from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.