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Empress Catherine - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CMUbrew on 11-13-2013)
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TypsiYpsi, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dfillius, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jschott75, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Fargrow, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

breakingbland, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Flopjack
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Black with 1/2 finger off white head.

Smell - Hoppy floral notes and very roasty right away, nuts, chocolate, coffee.

Taste - Hop bitterness right at first that leads into a smoky wood like flavor as well as some nutty characteristics. Definitely has roasted flavors, and ends with a mild milk chocolate flavor. Alcohol is not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel - Medium/full bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing, and crisp.

Overall - Good beer. Defintely surprised by the hop presence, but I also got flavors in a different than usual way. Unique.

Flopjack, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

thickgirth, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

alelover, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

md655321, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

brycevolk, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

homebrew311, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

beergorrilla, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

marcb105, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sblanton83, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jmich24, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GRFounder, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

core42, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jbaker67, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

TheBeerDad, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Kerrie, Feb 09, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

andrewjraab, Feb 09, 2014
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HardyA, Feb 08, 2014
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Empress Catherine from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.