Short's Black Cherry Porter - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.13/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into The Bruery tulip - another fantastic find from Jeff (Alewatcher), El Jefe of the beer trading world.
Pours deep black, impenetrable, with a pinkish-tan head on top pf about a quarter inch - intriguing. Fades fairly quickly to a thin ring with only a wee bit of sparse lacing, but the pinkish hue really adds some color and excitement. I'm stoked.
Nose is, first and foremost, big on cherry. Not sour cherry, but straight, rich, cherry pie, deep and sweet with the black cherry quality coming through. Underneath that is an intense roastiness, almost woody - the black coffee to complement the cherry pie. The nose is a bit reserved; it's too good not to want to bring it out more.
Taste follows the nose. Big, bold black cherry comes through, rich, sweet and with only a bare hint of tartness, followed closely by an intense roastiness that's woody, even ashy, and really only works because of the sweet cherry counterbalance. But man, does it work - instead of trying to subtly mesh the two flavors, this one just pits them at either end of the ring from the beginning, which is a fantastic move. Finish is long, drying. Two really bold aspects that, together, make for a really good beer.
Mouthfeel is good - smooth and with a mild, pleasant carbonation to complement the medium body. Acidity from the roastiness and cherries cuts it a bit, keeping it out of full-bodied territory, a bit sticky from the cherries gets you licking your lips after every sip. Well drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2011 02:52:29 | More by JohnQVegas
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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 245 ratings.