Short's Mystery Stout - Short's Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +2.3%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet residual sugars and molasses notes with some dark chocolate notes is pretty intense but not overwhelmingly so. Taste is a great mix between some molasses, residual sugars some black chocolate notes with a light dry bitter finish. Body is quite full but doesn’t have the smooth texture I was expecting. Good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable imperials stout that is pretty sweet but not overwhelmingly so with a good depth of complexity.
08-22-2014 18:15:21 | More by Phyl21ca
4.19/5 rDev +7.2%
A- Pitch black and nice light brown head. Looks great! Moderate head retention, but great lacing.
S- Roasted Malts, Chocolate, Brown sugar and molasses. It smells awesome. A bit of a metallic note to it though.
T- Bitter-sweet and delicious, but has quite a nice hop balance for the style. Molasses definitely a big player. Nice roasted notes to it. Alcohol is well masked.
M-Moderate Carbonation and mouthfeel. Not too thin,but could be a bit more "beefy" IMO
O- I'd say this a damn good beer. Every shorts Ive had its damn good. The mouth feel is a bit lacking IMO, but none-the-less is still great. I would highly recommend.
04-01-2014 05:14:34 | More by OMills
4/5 rDev +2.3%
A- Pours a very deep dark brown, near black. Head is surprisingly light tan for such a dark murky beer. Nice sticky lacing everywhere I swirl my glass. Looks good
S- Cocoa and roasted malts heavy up front, a nice deep oat smell to follow, some alcohol and brown sugar sweetness at the end. Love the full frontal chocolate smack in the face.
T- Ohh, heavy on the cocoa up front with dark malts mixed in, some noticeable coffee in the middle. Has a very odd and distinctive burnt and bitter finish that is ...dry. After the burnt sensations, the cocoa and malts come back in play.
M- Full body, thick and creamy. Not much slipperiness in it but very drinkable, feels heavy, but not syrupy or smooth.
O- Good beer, fairly easy to drink. The ABV is pretty well balanced and doesn't hit jump right out at you, which could be sneaky if you don't know its 10% beer. Not a very complicated beer with the smells and taste, what you smell is what you get.Would recommend it as a good beer.
03-21-2014 22:59:38 | More by Gryphon69
3.55/5 rDev -9.2%
12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter
A - This beer is jet black with less than an inch of cocoa colored head.
S - I can smell the cocoa. It blends well with the roasted malt aromas.
T - I get some almost burnt flavors. The cocoa comes through, but the finish is kind of like burnt toast.
M - Full
O - I was hoping this beer would be better. The burnt flavor is off putting.
03-15-2014 18:13:07 | More by buschbeer
Short's Mystery Stout from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.