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Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 48
Gots: 21 | 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:
Specialty Double Brown Ale.

(Beer added by: BelgianAleSlut on 06-29-2007)
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beerhan

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. One of the most amazing descriptions of a beer ever.

Poured into a goblet, nice thin head with a gorgeous brown color.

Smells straight up like maple syrup and alcohol. Not much else going on.

Taste is phenomenal on this beer. Lots of maple syrup, nuttiness, booze, caramel. This tastes so good that I want one all the time.

Very drinkable and has a great mouthfeel. It is like drinking waffles with nuts and godiva on them. Amazing unique brew and the best thing shorts has ever done in my opinion. Such a beautiful beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 06:53:31 | More by beerhan
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to jale for this extra.

Mahogany body with a khaki to mocha colored head. No lacing. Not much head retention. The beer fell sort of flat with an off white collar resting on top.

This smells like a cake that would be called "Death by Chocolate" or "Triple Chocolate Deathmatch." Something over the top. I'm even getting a bit of espresso and pralines. This whole thing sort of reminds me of Tiramisu with pecans sprinkled on top. Just an awesome aroma.

Taste gets weird. Almost nothing like the smell. A yeasty flavor kicks in and then a huge wave of bitter espresso takes over the palate. The finish threw my tongue on a roller coaster ride of bitter burnt pecans. Man this is bitter. It's like i just dragged my taste buds across the floor of a tannin factory. Incredibly astringent finish that just keeps lingering until the next sip. As my tongue numbs I can start to pick up on the maple syrup and pecans better but the alcohol stands out more.

Mouthfeel almost is pretty viscous. Nice for a beer like this. I just wish this beast tasted as good as it smelled.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 23:33:22 | More by BearsOnAcid
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david131

California

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A deep, dark leathery brown liquid with a thin and splotchy light brown head.

S- Coffee, cocoa, alcohol, and caramel. Very malty and sweet smelling.

T- Pecans, cocoa, alcohol, and maple syrup. Very sweet and a lot more depth than the aroma led me to believe.

M- Oily smooth liquid with a bit of carbonation sticking through on the finish. Sticky sweet with some alcohol warmth on the finish.

D- A bit boozy and sweet, so it makes for a sipper. I imagine this will age pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 04:33:43 | More by david131
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My second beer of the night and another great beer provided by Kevin (kzoobrew). Cheers buddy!

Appearance - Pours into my Russian River Tulip with a roasty chocolaty brown color with just hints of light coming through the edges of the glass. About a finger of slowly dissipating head is achieved, that leaves slight lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Nutty, brown sugar, malty backbone, pecans, and maple syrup. Yummm.

Taste - Oh wow, I can immediately taste the pecans, but for just a split second before the maple charges in and takes over. Holy cow. This tastes exactly like my grandmothers pecan pie. Dang it I wish she was here - despite her not being the "drinkin type" I'd trick her into sipping this so she can see how similar it tastes! The nuttiness from the pecans makes itself present again after the initial sweet wave of maple syrup subsides, and ends on a sweet, toffee note.

Mouthfeel - Pretty damn thick - chewy, lower carbonation, syrupy. Appropriate.

Drinkability - As with all of Short's beers, I have honestly never been able to taste the alcohol. This, for being so high in ABV, is pretty damn drinkable. I can see why Kevin has spoke about this beer in the past. Well done Short's!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 02:50:27 | More by SpdKilz
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WeissbrauMeister

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Dark brownish amber. Large sediment is suspended in the beer.

S- The smell is this beer's best quality. It exhibits a scents of butter and nuts.

T- A good tasting beer. Notes of butter begin the tasting experiencing. Followed by a subtle hint of alcohol and finishes with a nutty flavor.

M- Has the right amount of carbonation. Overall good body.

D- Due to the high gravity of this beer, for a brown ale, it is not easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 01:45:41 | More by WeissbrauMeister
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otto251068

Tennessee

2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with hints of a dark red color. Very cloudy with some bubbles sticking to the glass. A fingers worth of dense khaki colored head takes its time, finally rises, then fades to some nice swirling cloudy wisps.

Smell: The first and most potent aroma is the malts, very nice. Some caramel and definite sweetness there too. After the pour the alcohol really comes out, and the sweetness reminds me of some dark fruit, mostly raisins. A touch of red apple.

Taste: The dark fruits hit me initially, with just a touch of sweetness to it, also a bit of the maple syrup and toasted malts. Whew, the alcohol is definitely there (dominates the beer really), and has some bourbon qualities. Lots of sweetness at the very end, but this beer is dominated by the alcohol which pushes all the other subtle flavors aside.

Mouthfeel: Large body and light carbonation. Nice carbonation level for this beer. The beer drinks very smooth, and the light but prickly carbonation is nice. Towards the end of the beer the carbonation is all but gone.

Overall: I just can't get by the overwhelming bourbon and alcohol flavors. They are really overwhelming and overpower all the other flavors. Every bit of the 9.4 ABV is present.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 19:58:52 | More by otto251068
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pour is a cloudy murky ruby brown, decent head with a little bit of lacing

Smell: Caramel, I guess pecans, toffee, dark fruit, figs, brown sugar and vanilla

Taste: Not really getting maple and pecans, some metallic elements though. Touches of dried apples, figs, toffee, brown sugar and vanilla

Mouthfeel: Good medium-heavy mouthfeel, adequate carbonation. Well done here

Drinkability: 12oz was plenty

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 04:50:45 | More by craytonic
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vkv822

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter.
thanks to jbck109 for throwing this in as an extra!

Pours dark camel brown with a thin bubbly toffee head.

The aroma is of maple syrup upfront with light toasty nut and malt tones.

The taste is again of sweet maple syrup, with more of a toasted nut backing than in the aroma.

It has a medium to full body with subtle carbonation.

The sweetness of the maple syrup definitely make this a slow drinker, but is very tasty. Thankfully the nut and malt notes do help cut a bit of the sweetness. The high ABV is totally hidden.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 03:40:31 | More by vkv822
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown hue with not much head. Some lacing with a twirl of the glass redeems the appearance a bit. There appears to be a good deal of carbonation...we shall see.

It is hard for me to figure out exactly what is going on in the smell of this beer. It is a meld of brown sugar, dark malts, maple syrup, banana bread, and a lingering sweet heat that tickles my nostrils.

The most prominent flavor in this is definitely maple syrup. It is hidden amongst fuzzy maltiness up front but really comes through at the end. The brown sugar and malt flavors don't do a whole lot else other then hold up the front end. As for the carbonation, it isn't as much as I was anticipating in the appearance, but i prefer that it is rather subdued. If there is a pecan flavor, it is providing an off taste as there is a bit of funk going on.

Smooth and medium-full in the mouth, it leaves my mouth satisfied.

I must say that at nearly 10%, this is very drinkable. A solid offering at an interesting recipe.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 00:48:59 | More by TCgoalie
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malty

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This six pack shipped t my local bottle shop a few weeks ago, so I'm guessing it's pretty darned fresh.

Pours a midnight brown with caramel highlights into my stemmed Ayninger tulip-style glass. The tight and dense khaki head settles to a sturdy 1/2". Due to the dark hue and murky edges, no visible carbonation is detected. Evenly spaced spots of lace, which creates dotted lines of lace all the way down. Starring at this for 5 minutes or so, I do see what looks to be tiny bits of pecans/skins wobbling back-and-forth against the wall of my glass.

A good deal of depth in the toasted malts, creating a coffeeish scent muddles in freshly made waffles and maple syrup. I think Founders Breakfast Stout might be replaced with Woodmaster as far as the 'breakfasty' smell is concerned. Milk chocolate gracefully dominates the middle section of this decadent bouquet, while a bitter, nutty nougat trails closely behind. Very fresh, fudgey and full smelling.

Wowzaa! Tons of depth in the flavor as well! Not at all cloyingly sweet, as I was silently fearing based on the description and scent. Tis very dry in the beginning with a bitter, charred woody essence. You can feel the warmth of this elixir after the bitterness diminishes, but no off-putting taste of alcohol anywhere to be detected. Hearty notes of toasted malts with the pecans making their graceful presence, but more in bitterness than traditional flavor.

Mouthfeel is rich and almost full bodied with well-placed carbonation - which is fine and graceful. The finish is warming, bitter and slightly chalky.

Drinkability is great. Since it's not sweet and a tad bitter, it doesn't build up at all of the palate.

Overall a perfect cold weather companion while enjoying a real wood fire crackling in the fireplace. The snow is flying outside as I type on my macbook, and with this beer sitting on the end table, I'm doing just fine. Glad I bought more than one, or I'd be completely bummed. Bittersweet and creamy. Yummy.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 22:08:36 | More by malty
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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drunk with the Dead's Nobody's Spoonful Jam playing followed by Mason Jennings' January and somehow Transistor from 311 and Widespread's Pilgrims: Pours a deep brown with a short lived head of perhaps one fourth of one inch. Lace formations dot and cling. Brown.

The nose is heavy on the maple syrup qualities. Smells delightful. Lovely nutty tones follow close behind the maple presence. An enticing smell catalogue.

The taste is rich and robust with a heavy sweetness and a very notable maple syrup element. The pecans are fairly muted. This beer is very delicious.

The mouthfeel is a solid medium. Satisfying. It supports the richness of the flavours well.

The drinkability is good. This is quite sweet, and as such serves as more of a one and done selection or dessert beer, or night cap. Well worth a try. A perfect winter selection to enjoy whilst bundled up in flannel in front of a nice fire. A great version of a nut brown of imperial status.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 22:55:56 | More by SupaCelt
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- A 1-finger tan head developed after a normal pour. It dropped pretty quickly to a full film that left some great sticky spots on the glass. The body was a slighty murky, mahogany.

S- There's lots of nutty goodness that reminds me of a quality nut liquer and sweet notes of maple syrup. Very well balanced between the two. A little boozy kick lets you know it means business There's a little milk chocolate at points. Some rum-like qualities peek out with some warmth.

T- Oh so good. Lots of complexity. Nuts and maple play major roles. There's additional sweetness from a caramel characteristics. Alcohol is pretty considerable, but in no way harsh, just warming. Warmth brings out some toasted, bready tones.

M- Warming alcohol is quite pleasant. Lighter carbonation, moderate viscosity. Medium bodied is the best I can say.

D- It's a great cold weather drinker with the warm alcohol and flavors of fall/winter (nuts and maple syrup). It took a lot of will power to let it warm a bit for a full experience. Something I'd buy again. Glad I took the suggestion from the "beer guy" at Peter's Imports.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 22:04:47 | More by GRPunk
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nickadams2

New York

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A_Dark brown with a reddish hue. Thick tan head that dissipates into a thin ring. Spotty lacing.

S_Pecans,caramelized brown sugar and maple syrup.

T_Maple syrup,rich pecans,caramel,brown sugar with a touch of heat from the alcohol. Warms with each sip.

M_Full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

D_Definite sipper. Pretty rich in taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 04:12:34 | More by nickadams2
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tetonka4kzoo

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish-brown color with a tan head. It almost looks like Coca-Cola.

Wow, an aromatic nose with a maple syrup and nutty scent. It has a malty and alcohol scent.

The first sip from the snifter was a pleasant sweet taste from the pecans. I also notice caramel. Woodmaster has some nutmeg, alspice, and other spices found in other brown ales. Woodmaster has a good nutty aftertaste.

Woodmaster is medium-bodied and feels creamy. Pretty good for a brown ale, not too spicy. Good balance and decent drinkability. The ABV may be up there like a lot of Short's brew and not listed like all Short's. Cool artwork on the label.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 19:28:12 | More by tetonka4kzoo
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a dark mahogany with a thick tan head with superb retention, and lacing. It also has decent carbonation.
S. The aroma is roasted pecans, maple syrup, coffee and chocolate. The smell just lets you know you have a high quality beer.
T. This is a very unique taste of maple syrup, pecans, chocolate, coffee mixed together followed by some sweet malts, some fruits, more maple syrup, a nutty pecan finish with hints of saltiness in a semi-sweet finish.
M. This starts out smooth, but as you drink it the creaminess takes over. The mix of smoothness and creaminess goes all over the mouth and when swallowing the beer can feel the warmness of the alcohol in you.
D. For being a full bodied beer with a 9.5% ABV it is very drinkable.
So far this is the best beer I have tried from Short's. This is highly recommended and a beer this good makes me proud that people who are local to me made this great brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 05:12:48 | More by DannyDan
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techfed87

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice powerful head. Color is dark brown. Smell is fairly sweet, with a definite malt presence there.

First sip is quite interesting. It starts off very slowly, building in intensity from what could be described as an average brown ale to something far more nuanced. There is a bit of a nutty flavor to it, which I guess could be the pecans. Mouthfeel is very rich as well, with an aftertaste that's quite tasty in its own respect.

Having heard that this is a limited release, I strongly suggest you try this one before it runs out.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 00:50:49 | More by techfed87
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jale

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper-brown with a quarter of tan head.

S: Roasted malt, toasted nuts and some maple.

T: Slight maple and pecans. Quite boozy with a small amount of hop bitterness towards the end. I feel this is a bit light for a brown ale. Would like to have tasted more of that flavor.

M: Adequate carbonation. Somewhat thin for me.

D: One is enough for me. I'll keep a 6 pack for a time to see how this ages.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 00:26:01 | More by jale
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B0bD0bbselbock

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tumbler pint glass

A- Amber brown, moderately opaque, appearing somewhat like grade A maple syrup (appropriately enough). Fairly strong head, about 1/4 inch thick, with nice lacing.

S- The pecans seem to come out first, following quickly by the sweet aroma of maple syrup and brown sugar. I can really detect the maple syrup notes, along with brown sugar, paired with the roasted pecans, smelling somewhat like a maple glazed doughnut.

T- The maple syrup and roasted pecans shine through very nicely in this delectable drink. Amazing! The pecans really compliment the brown sugar and maple syrup notes beautifully. Also, a nice bit of warming alcohol in the finish, complimenting the other flavors well. The flavors linger very pleasantly on the palate, reminding me somewhat of flapjacks with pecans topped with real maple syrup. Truly, a chemical wedding of complimentary flavors dancing on the taste buds.

M- Medium-bodied, somewhat creamy.

D- Very, very drinkable. The lovely pairing of familiar flavors make for an enjoyable drink that goes down quite well, either enjoyed sip by sip , or guzzled at moderate pace :)

To my mind, this beer seems outstanding in many respects, from its bold and synergistic flavors, lovely aroma and color, to its high ABV- this beer has a lot to offer. I imagine this would be a nice drink to share with those who may have yet to develop a palate for craft brews, as this showcases quite nicely flavors that most folks may already know and appreciate. And on cold winter nights, sitting around a nice fire with friends or a loved one, this would be a winner, for certain, IMO. Maybe even as compliment to pancakes, bacon, and eggs for breakfast, for those "vacation" days ;) I also find the whimsical artwork on the bottle brings yet another dimension of enjoyment to the beverage. In Short's, a brilliant beer :)

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 07:28:39 | More by B0bD0bbselbock
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zoso1967

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Woodmaster pours a fairly cloudy, deep woody (go figure) brown color with a light tan cap of foam. The foam has nice staying power and leaves equally nice lace.

The aroma is sweet and malty with plenty of brown sugar, some maple and a bit of toffee. It also has that sort of earthy spice to it that seems so common in Short's larger beers. I also can detect just a bit of alcoholic heat and perhaps even some vanilla.

The flavor is also quite malty with a pretty big punch of dark and rich fruity sweetness. The malt character of this beer also has a good dose of molasses and plenty of maple goodness. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer is that all this sweetness melts away to reveal a nice nutty and slightly toasty character that you would find in a more traditional brown. It is a very smooth transition that makes the beer very balanced and makes me want to take another sip.

The mouthfeel is also quit pleasant. Nice and smooth with a medium body. The finish is slightly sticky, but at the same time has enough dryness to keep it from getting out of control. Toasted nutty notes linger on my palate after swallowing.

This might not be as drinkable as a standard brown ale, but it is much more drinkable than many other beers of its size and malt character. When I smelled this and got all that malt in my nose, I figured it would be a sipper, but the nuttiness on the end helps it go down faster. This is a very well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 15:39:32 | More by zoso1967
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: murky brown pour, 1/4" head that lasted about a minute, nice sturdy lacing. Flakes of what I presume are the toasted pecans are suspended throughout.

S: sweet, earthy, and even a little alcohol in the nose. Pretty darn interesting and appealing.

T: blast of sweetness at the front, malt and pecans in the middle, and a kick of alcohol at the finish. I am not a sweet beer fan, but the sweetness in this one is not prolonged. Every now and then the finish was strangely reminiscient of Jagermeister.

M/D: nothing at all adverse here. Drinkability gets an extra .5 for the flavor/heat combination.

I like that I can taste everything that was put into this ale, and would be pleased if it worked its way into a regular winter bottling rotation.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 22:29:08 | More by Another6Pack
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JizackFH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is from notes taken when I went to the Shorts Brewpub on 7/7/10. I love going to their brewpub by the way.

A - This beer pours a deep mahogany color. The edges glow crimson when held to the light. It has a nice 2-finger off-white head on it, that left good lacing on the glass.

S - It has a good maple syrup smell up front. There are also notes of pecans, almonds, caramel, alcohol, and toffee. There is also a bit of toastiness present.

T - The toasted malts come out first. There is also a nice sweetness present as well. The maple taste is present, but much less than in the nose. I am also getting the caramel, toffee, and nuttiness that was in the nose.

M - This has a medium-ull body with low-medium carbonation. It is a very smooth beer, and has a creamy feel to it. It coats the mouth nicely.

D - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy and tastes great. It has a good balance to it, as a deep flavor profile. This is a great beer from a great brewery, and I'm glad I got the chance to enjoy it. I can't wait until my next trip the Shorts brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2011 13:16:27 | More by JizackFH
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/29/2010. On tap at Shorts. Pours a dark amber brown with barely any head. Aroma of sweet nutty malt. Flavor of maple (but not so much maple sugar), nutty pecan, also a strange saltiness (mushrooms?). Not overly sugary or malty as I was expecting. Still, it didn't quite sit right with me. An interesting beer to try, but I'd suggest a small sample!

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 01:28:06 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Bellaire brewpub 07/31/10.

Dark brown body with slight amber highlights gleeming through the edges. Head is slight and doesn't linger long. Light eggshell color, decent lacing left despite the minimal head.

Rich maple syrup is strong upfront. Aroma is rather sweet all the way around. Caramel and brown malts with a nuttiness from the pecans. Slightly boozey but not offensive.

The flavor on tap is a bit deeper than later samples from the growler. On tap the darker malt flavors are stronger melding well with the sweet maple flavor. The nuttiness blends in just behind complimenting the previous flavors well. Out of the growler the sweetness seems to be increased as the darker malty flavors fade.

Full bodied with a thick and creamy mouthfeel. Very syrupy, sweetness sticks to the tongue leaving the finish to be very long.

Another dangerously drinkable beer from Short's. A hefty beer which will really sneak up on you. A couple pints would probably be my limit, but I would enjoy the hell out of those pints. Excellent beer and a privilege to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2010 17:38:50 | More by kzoobrew
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler picked up at the pub. Dark brown with tan lacing. Smell is sweet and nutty. Taste is very sweet maple syrup up front fading into roasted pecans. The mix of the two makes you think of a great pancake breakfast. For 9.5% ABV this has excellent drinkabilty. Interesting and worth trying.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2010 22:08:34 | More by webmanspidey
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

afdempse hooked me up with a growler from Short's. Thanks Adam!

A: Thin, brown hue with only a small head that leaves little lacing.

S: sweet malt, nuts, wood

T: The beer has a pleasant taste, with maple syrup really coming through. There is also a good roasted pecan flavor in there. The downside is the sweetness, which is overabundant.

M: A moderately thin body and very sweet throughout. Also, I would prefer a bit more carbonation.

D: An interesting beer and fun to try. Best in small quantities.

Serving type: growler

08-13-2010 15:21:20 | More by Huhzubendah
Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.