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Short's Chocolate Wheat - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Chocolate WheatShort's Chocolate Wheat

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87
very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 17
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wheat stout ale. Chocolate malt, wheat malt and carefully chosen specialty grains provide deep, black wort balanced with the Nugget and Fuggle hop varieties. Top fermenting ale yeast completes this beer resulting in full flavored, full bodied toasted/burnt chocolate wheat ale.
35 I.B.U.’s
13.8 deg. Plato
5.4% A.B.V.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-14-2004)
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cates1tg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-03-2011 22:40:06 | More by cates1tg
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zoso1967

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-25-2011 05:45:34 | More by zoso1967
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SeanInDC

New York

5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-06-2013 00:11:30 | More by SeanInDC
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mzeld

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-09-2012 02:16:43 | More by mzeld
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-24-2014 20:18:56 | More by TheBeerDad
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crash8per

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-10-2013 23:22:05 | More by crash8per
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nortmand

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours a murky brown with a nice dollop of tan head.

Wonderful roast aromas, coffee and dark chocolate dominate.

Roast flavors are mellowed by the addition of wheat, lending a nice, soft roast quality.

Full bodied and very drinkable. One of Short's better beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2007 15:13:26 | More by nortmand
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Jared326

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-24-2014 00:40:37 | More by Jared326
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sgoro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-07-2012 01:23:29 | More by sgoro
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Motozappa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-24-2014 06:53:15 | More by Motozappa
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hattingc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-14-2012 02:19:45 | More by hattingc
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a tumbler.

The first thing that strikes me is the head color. It looks orange, with light brown tan sense. Body is pitch midnight brown borderline black, and no visible lacing while drinking. This looks ferocious.

Bouquet is a dominant cream smell. Hints and feelings of good roasted malt too. Good, simple, and solid.

Taste brings forth the cream, and the feel is incredibly milky. Malt in the mid palate first it seems, then there is a hint and emphasis of very faint smoke. Swallow keeps that milky texture and cream taste and suddenly it feels very coffee driven. Light coffee and cream seems to re-appear after countless sips, with a nice light body and easy drinking feel.

There is barely a hint of any chocolate sense, but I am not complaining. Overall this becomes extremely coffee dominant and I love this creamy texture and malt roast character.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 00:14:10 | More by smakawhat
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to Short's Brewery for the first time and this beer loooked good from the description of it. I saw it is a black beer with an off white head that had really good retention, lacing and decent carbonation. The nose was a pleasant roasted bitter chocolate and had slight hints of malts and wheat. I could not smell much hops in it. The taste started off with some chocolate, followed by a little bit of malts and wheat. There was maybe a slight hint of hops in it, but the roasted dark chocolate dominated this beer and it was like drinking a good tasting dark chocolate candy bar. The mouthfeel was really smooth and creamy. This is one of the best chocolate beers i have had and this is something that I would highly recommend to anyone that loves a good quality porter.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 03:26:40 | More by DannyDan
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r3o

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: very dark brown in color, you could say black, the head is thin, brown-sugar color and leaves a nice lacing
S: some caramel and malt, not very strong but pleasant
T: dark-unsweeten chocolate hits you up front, with a nice smokiness at the end. You can feel malt through out. I could not perceive the alcohol.
M: creamy, satin like sensation, medium body.
O: love it, I could not help but compare it to other brands on this style and I chose this one. It does not have all the water that others might.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 01:19:19 | More by r3o
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stouty1

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark almost black and I cannot see through it. Darl chocolatey 1 inch head that dissapates into a nice lacing around the rim with sticky runners on the glass.

S: CHOCOLATE Malt! Coffee undertones but mostly cocolate. Dark roasted (burnt) malt that most Porter's can only dream of.

T:Deep Chocolate drives your mouth over the top. Bittery finish with coffee notes that drive your tastebuds loopy! There are definitely some hops in here to give a sweet bittery finish. Almost has an after taste that includes some apple or pears.

M: Thick and refreshing. Smooth on the tongue but molasses like also.
D: I can very easly drink two of these to satisfy that chocolatey craving that most women and myself even gets.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2007 17:08:22 | More by stouty1
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pitch black not even much brown around the edges. a finger or so of a tan head with excellent retention, leaving a entire lacing behind. completely opaque

Smell: sweet chocolate, and a lighter noticeably dry roasty malts. not super complex but very pleasant

Taste: again with a sweet chocolate that is short lived. burnt malts, but not overly acrid. a slight hint of wheat is in there but not overly discernible. also small amount of bittering hops

Mouthfeel: medium body. creamy feel but ends extremely dry. lightened up by the wheat, when i think it could be a bit heavier.

Overall: extremely good character and smooth transitions in this beer. it is well balanced and well brewed. the wheat doesn't add much to the taste but lightens up the mouthfeel a bit. a great example of a robust porter and a good start to Shorts v4.0

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 00:55:12 | More by SportsandJorts
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap...review from older notebook. Had on tap at Hopcat.

A- Poured a darker brown almost black color. One finger tan head has lighter retention and dies down rather quickly. Nice ringy and web style lacing on the glass when I drink it down.

S- Caramel and chocoalte malts shine through in the nose. Some light wheat notes linger throughout the entire beer in the background. Some light roasted malts but those are also in the background.

T- Chocoalte and wheat are the two things that makes this beer. Almost like Yoo-Hoo in the front half of the beer. No real alcohol taste comes though. There is a light roasting in the back of this beer with chocoalte notes coming through again.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Chocoalte and wheat left on the palate with chocoalte and light alcohol left in the aftertaste. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were balanced for what the beer was suppose to be. Clean and crisp tasting with no sourness that others talked about (older reviews from the time I had it).

D- I had a couple pints of this stuff. Good all around and the ABV is low enough to drink this all night. I personally liked the Yoo-Hoo like flavor in the front of this beer. Nice one Short's!!!

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2010 19:18:42 | More by alleykatking
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webmanspidey

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the pub, pours a dark black color into a pint glass. Smells are rich roasted malts and some chocolate. Flavor is a light, mellow dark chocolate with more roasted malt notes. This is light-to-medium bodied and very drinkable. Very solid and enjoyable porter.

Serving type: growler

07-17-2011 00:32:38 | More by webmanspidey
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap from brewpub 07/31/10. Review input from notes.

Body nearly black though honestly a dark shade of brown. Creamy ecru head sits atop. Retention is quite decent, slowly retreats to a neat ring. Some scattered lacing left clinging to the glass.

Aroma is what you would expect from a porter, For some reason the name really throws me off on this. Choclolate and roasted malt share a bit of the spotlight while a slight wheat and vanilla aroma are set just behind.

Flavor delivers a sort of balanced complexity. Roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of sweetness intertwine. Slight coffee and minimal wheat characteristics are noted underneath. Subtle hop presence is picked up on the back of the palate.

Medium bodied with enough carbonation to give the brew a almost creamy texture. Flavor sticks to the tongue for a moderately long finish.

This is the one Short's beer I would like bottled. I can not complain about their current releases but I would love to have this one on shelves at my local store. The only thing stopping me from ordering more was the extensive selection of other beers available on tap. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 01:04:35 | More by kzoobrew
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rhinos00

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Kevin for hooking me up with some Short's beer. Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

A- Pours a dark, coffee brown with garnet hues around the edges. Produced two fingers width of cream colored head, dissipated into a thin ring.

S- The smell is quite nice for this style of beer. Lots of chocolate in the aroma with a hint of roast in the background. Really mild, but still aromatic.

T- As this beer warmed to room temperature, the flavors really started to come out. Chocolate brownies with a distinct roasted flavor underneath. What I liked was the infusion of european hops. It gave the beer an interesting finish that was just perfect for this beer.

M- For a style of beer such as this, the body was spot on. Light to medium bodied yet retained some feeling of viscosity. Good carbonation.

D- I could honestly drink this by the gallon. Great taste, sessionable, and goes down smooth.

Overall, glad I got to try this one. Seek this one out if you have the chance and are in the mood for a sessionable porter.

Serving type: growler

04-27-2010 04:01:25 | More by rhinos00
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-29-2014 20:28:17 | More by tectactoe
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-11-2012 17:39:53 | More by danp14
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bob_d_j

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-04-2014 02:15:00 | More by bob_d_j
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OMills

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-01-2014 06:46:42 | More by OMills
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-10-2012 00:10:47 | More by GeezLynn
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Short's Chocolate Wheat from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.