Short's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 12-18-2009)
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4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into pint glass this brew is not letting any light through. Just a slight scarlet hue around the edges when held to the sunlight. Creamy khaki head fades quick. Nice and steady moderate carbonation.

Smells great. Roasted black malt with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate rounded out with burnt caramel. Strong sweet dark coffee comes to mind.

Bitter and forward bakers chocolate flavor along with acidic and dry aftertaste. Toasty black malt flavor lasts for a while.

This version of the style really works for me. Nice body, flavor, and overall a pleasant surprise.

Photo of MIbeerfan
4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark brown almost black with very thin creamy head

S: Smells like a dark chocolate milky way

T: Taste has first coffee then very creamy but light, like a jamocha milkshake with dark chocolate undertones

M: Velvety and a light creamy feel over tongue

D: The smooth and lightness of the stout lends to a very good drinkability. The avg ABV would make this a good session beer especially for the "pre-St Patty's weekend"

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of stevepat
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great representation of the style. I am not the world's biggest stout fans and when i do partake i prefer milkier stouts but the flavor here is spot on. Especially appreciable on a cold late winter day in Michigan. My only real complaint, which may be erroneous, is that the beer is a bit fizzy. I always associate stouts with a flatter feel. Anyway, a great choice for a classic stout

Photo of waltonc
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Holiday Market in Royal Oak. I'm not usually a dry stout fan, but figured I'd give this a shot; and it didn't disappoint. Pours a dry-stout-dark-brown with a fair bit of tan head. Smells of burnt, charred malts. Taste is, as expected, quite dry. Again, those burnt malts, a tad of caramel and dark roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is that astringent dry quality you'd expect from a dry stout. I could drink a few of these in a session. Great for a cold winter night.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got a single of Uncle Steve's Irish Stout for $1.69 at the Lager Mill. I have been drinking a good amount of Irish Dry Stouts lately and when I saw that Short's has their own version I knew I had to give this baby a try and see what Short's can do with this style. As with all Short's no visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- I really like the label on this beer, the leprechaun riding a black cat looks pretty cool plus it's good to know that "Leprechaun Magic is back". This beer poured a really dark brown that is bordering on black. It had a finger and a half worth of dark tan head that died down to a thin layer that stayed the rest of the time and left some nice looking lacing.

S- More robust then most in it's style. The dark roasted malts impart lots of coffee aroma, some nice dark chocolate, and toffee as well. This beer smells moderately sweet and had a nice molasses like aroma to it. I pick up a some grassy hops also. This beer has a nice aroma.

T- The taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Lots of nice roasted malts in this brew that have all those nice coffee, dark chocolate, and toffee flavors that aroma hinted at. There is some slightly bitter grassy hops on the finish that gives this beer its classic finish. This beer had far more roast then the traditional Irish Dry Stouts but I never expect a traditional brew from Short's so this works.

M- Smooth and creamy with a nice dry finish. Medium light bodied with average carbonation.

Overall This was one damn good Irish Dry Stout. The more I drink this style the more I get into it. This has much more roast and has more flavor then the traditional Irish Dry Stouts. Shorts always puts their on twist on whatever style they brew and this beer was no different. Purists may not like this brew, but I think it's great, it shows that this style can be dry like it should be while still holding on to flavors from american stouts, its like the perfect hybrid of the two. I would buy this again in a heart beat, in fact I'm going to get some more tomorrow before it is all gone. If you like Guinness but think it could use more flavor, then this is the beer for you. Great job Short's, you guys can turn almost any style into a work of art.

Update- I have been drinking a lot of the 2012 release, it's one awesome beer and without a doubt my favorite Irish Dry Stout, I am going to have to stockpile some before they are all gone.

Photo of madeofsteel
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a thick, pitch black color with a chocolate looking head of about a half inch. Some retention and spotty lacing.

S - Very pleasant roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some mellow booze in the back.

T - Delicious. Roast coffee, very faint caramel, toffee and chocolate.

M - Very creamy and smooth. Kinda messy, but still damn drinkable.

O - While not the best stout I've had, still pretty good for the money.

Photo of elNopalero
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This comes out a black cola color with dark cocoa foam, very tight bubbles and a thick, strong coffee roast aroma on the nose. The coffee dominates but it is not exclusively so, balanced out by chocolate. The flavor is all about dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, and a sharp hop bitterness for definition. It’s full bodied, thick and robust. I dig it. Fantastic

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4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Edit: I try to review per style guidelines, and this one hit it out of the park.

12oz received as a great extra in my most recent trade with kbeals.. Truly appreciated Kevin!! Awesome trade!!

Poured into my shaped SA glass.

Khaki head shows great lacing and retention atop a pretty much black brew... clear ruby around the outskirts.

lite coffee aromas.. certainly a nice smack of dark malts.. not alot else going on.. as it should be.. smells simple and black.

Flavor and body are just about perfect.. a mild acidic note combines with the dark malts for a nice very drinkable brew.. lite coffee and dark malts.. surprisingly drinkable for me.

The body is about perfect for the style.. the carbonation is nice too...

Nothing really to complain about this brew... a nice brew and is pretty much spot-on. I am surprised how much I am liking this one... maybe I need to check back in on the style.

Thanks again Kevin for the great trade!!

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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass on 6/20/10

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Dark cola brown; hardly any light gets through - just a little around the edges. Sedimentary floaties drift about then settles on the bottom. 1/2 inch tan head thins quickly.

Dark roasted malts & earthy hop aromas. Notes of coffee grounds & something akin to buttery toffee (eh?). Smells pretty dry.

The is very similar to the nose, with prominent roasted malts - coffee is most apparent. There's a nice hoppy offset & bitterness. Quite dry & plenty tasty. I think it has a good balance.

Basically full bodied. Carbonation is a touch higher than moderate; though a little higher than I prefer, it suits the style. Finishes appropriately dry & bitter.

Drinkability is very good; I could toss back a few with ease. Uncle Steve knows what's happening. Worth a shot.

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Short's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout from Short's Brewing Company
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