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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
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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hattingc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-14-2012 02:19:45 | More by hattingc
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-13-2012 00:20:23 | More by irishkyle21
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bezakjon

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-11-2012 03:03:01 | More by bezakjon
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thatdavegy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-07-2012 02:36:26 | More by thatdavegy
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Avagadro

New Jersey

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
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derricksmalls

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-31-2011 16:16:53 | More by derricksmalls
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-29-2011 19:58:46 | More by TCgoalie
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twkirkby

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-22-2011 12:43:31 | More by twkirkby
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-17-2011 00:33:30 | More by TasteTester
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NSaad23

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-13-2011 14:16:39 | More by NSaad23
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BeRanger

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-13-2011 02:45:59 | More by BeRanger
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-07-2011 04:43:07 | More by spycow
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warnerry

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Pours black with two fingers of tan head. Head is short-lived but leaves some nice lacing.

S - Bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, a sweet aroma I can't identify and some faint hops.

T - Coffee and cocoa with a good but restrained hop presence. Also a faint cream taste. Lots of roasted malt from the middle through the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice creaminess. Finishes roasty and dry.

O - I nice twist on the traditional porter. Not something I would drink every day, but I would have this again.

12-06-2011 01:08:57 | More by warnerry
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otto251068

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-05-2011 04:42:01 | More by otto251068
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-04-2011 23:27:34 | More by WeisGuy
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clint1019

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

A - Black in color with a chocolate frothy head.

S - Roasty malt aroma with hints of chocolate.

T - A very mild roasty malt flavor, hint of coffee and a hint of chocolate.

M - light to medium bodied.

O - A very mild tasting porter. Almost a cross between a brown ale and a porter. But overall a pretty good beer.

12-04-2011 22:08:01 | More by clint1019
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-04-2011 04:56:42 | More by rjacobs6
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cates1tg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-03-2011 22:40:06 | More by cates1tg
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Lozanoa11

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-03-2011 00:40:14 | More by Lozanoa11
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-02-2011 16:14:41 | More by DrDoitchbig
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jbck109

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-30-2011 03:25:26 | More by jbck109
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RudiNicole

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-29-2011 19:32:08 | More by RudiNicole
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david131

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

A- Pours a very dark brown with some ruby highlights around the edges when held to a light. the light brown head settles to a thin, creamy, and splotchy covering.

S- Cocoa, fruity hops, sweet coffee, some grain, and a distinct Short's-ness. Pretty aromatic and appealing.

T- Sweet coffee, grains, cocoa, and some hops. Roasty and flavorful without being too much.

M- A nice amount of carbonation keeps the roasted flavors from becoming overbearing. Finishes with a bit of a bite which is nice.

O- A very unique beer that fits nicely into the diverse Short's line-up. Thoroughly enjoyable.

11-29-2011 04:44:06 | More by david131
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-27-2011 13:16:24 | More by TurdFurgison
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madeofsteel

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

A - Poured into a pint glass, pours a dark brown/black, with a very warm brown head about one finger high. Head dissipates quickly, leaving almost no lacing.

S - Very malty, roasted/burnt smelling with hints of chocolate. I'm not picking up any hops.

T - Very roasty malts with a bit of hoppy balance... it's a porter, alright. Sadly, the chocolate I was hoping for is there more as an afterthought than an integral part of this brew. It's only noticeable in a faint cocoa bitter near the finish.

M - Pretty standard dry finish. Mild carbonation.

O - Pretty standard fare for a porter, but a little disappointing for what I was expecting. I always look forward to these kind of Short's brews, but it could have had a bit more on the chocolate side. Not a bad porter, though.

11-25-2011 23:00:23 | More by madeofsteel
Short's Chocolate Wheat from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.