Short's Black Cherry Porter - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Well the pour is pretty inky black with tinges of redness along the edges. Didn't produce much head but the very fine lacing is nice.
Smells exceptional, one of the best smelling porters I've had in a while. Definitely a cherry smell, but pleasant roasted malts and chocolate do shine through as well.
Taste wise this one is a big hit for me. It's so perfectly fruity with an exquisite cherry taste, great roasty maltiness, and tinges of coffee and chocolate.
Body is very nice, excellent for a porter. Medium bodied and creamy, this smooth beer satisfies your thirst as well as your taste buds.
One might expect this to be a fruit beer from all the great cherry flavors, but it's clearly a porter, the porter style being done a great service here by the addition of so many delicious black cherries.
It's scarily easy to drink. Would make a great beer for various occasions, including food, after-dinner, as a dessert beer or even just to sip in front of a warm fire on a cold winter night.
This is my idea of how a great porter should balance flavors, aromas, and body. I got a mixed sixer with my win on the football BIF and they keep getting better and better each one of Short's beers that I try. Bravo Shorts!
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2011 23:22:22 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours pitch black with a small brown head that recedes quickly. Big chocolate aroma with a background of fruit, anise, and surprising spice. Flavor is bitter chocolate with only hints of the cherry. Big and bold, with tobacco and fruit mixed together. Hop bitter holds the sweetness in check. Pretty flavorful porter here, bordering on a stout. Not bad.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 18:53:20 | More by BMMillsy
Short's Black Cherry Porter from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.