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Short's Mystery Stout - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 117
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
*12 oz. bottles released in 2009 are 10.8% abv. The original 750 ml bottles from first batch were 12.5% abv.

This beer demands respect and respect it will have. Imperial Oatmeal Stout with cocoa and molasses. It is very strong and possesses rare flavor combinations which can overload even the most experienced beer connoisseur.  Capture every bit of its warmth and wisdom, as it will demand all of your attention.
12.5% ABV

(Beer added by: mcallister on 05-24-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dmorley21, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Pandarus, Aug 24, 2014
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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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Big_Dave, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

DanielGJ0, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Jakethesnake503, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

harripat, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

md655321, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Ohiovania, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Buck_Jones, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

psmith161, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

EB1, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jiggidy, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

adamant1912, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

McBAINx, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

avschmitt, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

teamwiggum, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of OMills
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

OMills, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

KCBeerNerd, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JVoyager, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Gryphon69
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle
no date

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.

Gryphon69, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tectactoe, Mar 19, 2014
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Short's Mystery Stout from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.