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Short's Black Cherry Porter - Short's Brewing Company

Short's Black Cherry PorterShort's Black Cherry Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

245 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 245
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of our biggest beers offered, the Black Cherry Porter is a full flavored strong porter brewed with sweet black cherries. The formula consists of several different malts, lending deep opaque color with purple lace from the fresh fruit it's fermented with. Nearly 4 lbs. of fresh sweet black cherries go into each gallon of brew. A flavor of deep lustrous malt complexity and fullness, yet smooth with soft hints of toasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry flavors. This beer has become one of our most sought after seasonal selections. People have lined up to drink nothing but Black Cherry Porter when brought to beer festivals and other off premise events. Now we bring it to you, enjoy.

35 I.B.U.'s
O.G. 19 deg. Plato
9 % A.B.V.

(Formerly called Rocky Top Black Cherry Porter, named after Rocky Top orchard.)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2004)
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JohnQVegas

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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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Short's Black Cherry Porter from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.