Short's Chocolate Wheat - Short's Brewing Company
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1.9/5 rDev -51%
A: Chocolate Wheat is jet black in color, thin in appearance, and forms no head. There is a touch of lacing visible in a thin ring around the surface of the brew.
S: The nose is thin, with faint wisps of chocolate, and Short's signature metallic off-flavor barely reaching the nose.
T: Yet another abomination sent out by Short's. While the taste of copper doesn't dominate to the extent of many of their other beers, it does ruin the beer as a whole.
M: Thin body is exaggerated by the lifeless carbonation.
O: How can a brewery continuously send out flawed beer and still receive good ratings? Avoid.
01-06-2012 22:50:14 | More by Avagadro
2.83/5 rDev -27.1%
An American porter poured on tap into a nonic glass. Dark and brooding with a thin skating rink head. Not much of a nose and sadly, not an exciting taste either. Very, very mild chocolate notes. No discerable nose. Rather bland for the style. Rather dissapointing as there was little going on here. Shorts needs to jack this up a bit.
04-04-2009 12:56:56 | More by jim102864
2.9/5 rDev -25.3%
Chocolate? Check. Somewhat bitter and not too overpowering. Wheat? Roger that. This is potentially a nice mashup of a light, earthy beer and a porter. Dinner fork? Yeah,that's in there too. Metallic notes are an unwelcome addition, and f up the potential of this beer. Really can't shake it and leaves a poor aftertaste.
This was consumed at Reno's West in Lansing, and I am beginning to wonder if they are part of the problem. They serve their beer cold, cold, cold. Maybe it's a coincidence but I have yet to enjoy a single stout/porter there. Perhaps in another venue I would reconsider this beverage, but generally I give it a neutral-to-negative rating.
11-26-2012 20:11:46 | More by lurpy1
3.38/5 rDev -12.9%
Reviewed on 6/29/2010. On tap at Shorts. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate malt and roasted malt. Flavor of lots of bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of wheat. It does get a bit sweet in the mouth as you continue to drink.
12-24-2010 01:31:02 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
My first taste of Short's and frankly this one was a little disappointing. Poured dark brown and semi opaque with no head at all despite a very aggressive pour; likewise no lacing either. Aroma is simple: bittersweet chocolate and lightly roasted malt.
The flavor follows suit; not sweet at all really; more like baker's squares of chocolate and the aforementioned roasted malt; some mild hoppiness but little bitterness in the finish. Kind of flat and lacking in depth of flavor; the lowish carbonation and watery body just reinforce this feeling.
This one had an odd kind of homebrew-just missing the mark kind of feel. Would love to try more from this brewer though.
01-12-2013 01:31:17 | More by tobelerone
3.48/5 rDev -10.3%
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Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Lighter brown hues when held up to the light. Slight lacing and a thin collar throughout.
Aromas begin with some light chocolate and a slight amount of roasted malt. Light toastiness and bready maltiness as it warms. Not getting much if any wheat.
The tastes begin with an intermingling of chocolate flavors; both milk and dark chocolate coming through. Along with that is some slight roast and toasted bread, which comes through in a slight coffee bitterness in the finish. Slight sourness from the wheat, which kinda makes it taste like sour chocolate milk with a dash of flat black coffee. Not really jiving for me.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. Kinda weird, would have liked more carbonation here for the style; maybe it would have accentuated the wheat flavors.
Overall, this is a decent beer but nothing more than that. Didn't get much wheat flavor. Kinda just tasted like an American Stout. Nice flavor profile for such a low ABV beer but I think they fell a little short of their intended target here.
01-22-2012 00:13:21 | More by claspada
3.48/5 rDev -10.3%
I've always loved this on tap, so I have been eager to try it in bottles. On tap, it's one of my favorite brews that Joe makes. $1.69 for a 12oz single @ BevCo. Pours out to a near black, forming a nice creamy tan head with excellent retention and great solid lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. The aroma is wonderful...faint yet earthy english hops, vanilla, black walnut, carob, and cocoa. Creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. The first thing I taste is gypsum....lots and lots of gypsum, then a peculiar sour taste, like burnt pumpkin....very odd. Chalky through and through. Mild bitterness, herbal and earthy in the finish.
Hrmm. Not bad, just...different. I'm not sure I'm inclined to get more in bottles though.
11-19-2011 02:51:28 | More by Mitchster
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
Many thanks to Kzoobrew for the chance to taste this one. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn Tulip glass. Pours a rich black/brown color- fizzy head fills the top of the glass but then recedes quickly, no lacing. Appears rich in carbonation. Nearly pitch black in color after getting into the glass. Smell- sweet malt, candy-ish. a little whiff of roastiness, but other than that, but much there on the aroma. Taste- whoa. roasted bitterness, almost ashy in quality hits the back of the throat. This is indeed very carbonated, thin mouthfeel. It is missing that sweetness that I got on the nose- the carbonation is a little stingy and all I can really think about is the ashy qualities here. This is an ok beer, but I don't think I would seek out again.
11-19-2011 19:18:02 | More by lnashsig
Short's Chocolate Wheat from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.