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
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
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
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
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.