Empress Catherine - Short's Brewing Company
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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
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 01:35:29 | More by andrewjraab
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap from Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A-Black as night. Nice mud colored head that dissipates into nothingness leaving just a sticky resin lacing on the side of the glass.
S-A bit of something metallic here. You get a bunch of smokey malt notes with a surprising hop nose.
T-A bit over hopped for my preference. There is the usual suspects are here: the chocolate, the coffee, the malt. They're all sitting way at the back of the bus compared to how hopped the beer is.
M-Strongest suit of the beer. Has that nice, thick, chewy body that Short's nails so well.
O-Decent but not for those that like hopped stouts.
Serving type: on-tap
01-28-2014 00:20:03 | More by kylelenk
Empress Catherine from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.