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Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 49
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BelgianAleSlut on 06-29-2007

Specialty Double Brown Ale.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of loganburgh
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A slightly heavy ale, which I was expecting but a little more than expected I suppose. What compensates for the heaviness is the slight sweetness the maple syrup brings to the mix. Overall a good beer that I would recommend to friends and partake of myself again if given the opportunity.

Photo of MaxPowers
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Calraven
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/23/2015. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, maple, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and adjunct notes; with solid strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, maple, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, maple, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and adjunct flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warming that lingers after the finish; but never really feels boozy. Overall this is a very nice imperial brown ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and adjunct flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. Definitely could use some aging time to smooth out the warming alcohol, but still a very enjoyable offering right now.

Photo of sawwsea
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kyle86
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whymusti
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 6 pack Mr. Short says these are 10.5% abv

Photo of zachraymer
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of nipiazza
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of bccocx
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Roar-Calhoun
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of DuffDadddy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Brodie_Lewis
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a bottle of Woodmaster during a Michigan road trip beer swap. This was actually bottled back in December of 2012, so my expectations were lowered.. however, it didn't disappoint. I'm sure the maple and pecan taste has faded, but it still packed a punch. Looking forward to trying this fresh!

Photo of deakin
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of IDPharmProf
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of domfreego
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.