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

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BA SCORE
84
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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 12-18-2009)
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4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/25/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, light char, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, light char, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, light roast, light smoke, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark roasted malt flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dry stout! All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My dad picked this one up while he was in Michigan a month or so ago. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Hardywood Park glass.

A - Pours a deep, dark black that only lets the tiniest amount of light shine through. A finger of creamy mocha head bubbles up with the pour but then quickly dissipates. Decent lacing.

S - Nice roasted coffee and bitter chocolate here, as well as a good amount of hop bitterness and a nutty quality like hazelnuts.

T - A charred coffee taste is first upon the tongue, with a burnt or slightly ashy quality. A minimal chocolate presence that plays second fiddle to the strong smokiness. No alcohol bite is apparent.

M - Creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is on the lighter side of medium. Not a lot of carbonation in this one and it really dries out the mouth.

O - This was a bit too burnt or smoky for my taste, but it was still enjoyable. Worth giving a try if you want a stout with a lower ABV.

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Short's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.