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Short's Mystery Stout - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

360 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 120
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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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
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domfreego

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-19-2014 21:04:43 | More by domfreego
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-15-2014 07:49:24 | More by Big_Dave
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DanielGJ0

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.3%

08-06-2014 21:26:13 | More by DanielGJ0
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-19-2014 07:11:05 | More by zestar
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-13-2014 01:47:40 | More by Jakethesnake503
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harripat

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

06-28-2014 05:08:16 | More by harripat
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md655321

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-19-2014 21:32:44 | More by md655321
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-15-2014 16:20:24 | More by Ohiovania
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2014 00:31:59 | More by Buck_Jones
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-03-2014 14:00:28 | More by psmith161
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EB1

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-25-2014 00:19:56 | More by EB1
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jiggidy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-22-2014 02:22:55 | More by jiggidy
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-06-2014 04:11:12 | More by adamant1912
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McBAINx

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2014 22:23:28 | More by McBAINx
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emac1224

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-28-2014 02:43:04 | More by emac1224
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-15-2014 17:29:08 | More by avschmitt
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-07-2014 02:43:08 | More by teamwiggum
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OMills

Michigan

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
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2014 02:02:32 | More by KCBeerNerd
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JVoyager

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 22:58:44 | More by JVoyager
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Gryphon69

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

03-21-2014 22:59:38 | More by Gryphon69
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-19-2014 13:04:15 | More by tectactoe
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-18-2014 01:03:59 | More by tommy5
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buschbeer

Ohio

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
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Short's Mystery Stout from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.