Carrot Cake - Short's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours an orange-brown color with a thin off-white head and a few spots of lacing plus a nice collar throughout. The nose carries the aroma of freshly-baked carrot cake with some sweetness, light nuttiness, and raisins. Following through on this is a bit of light spices and a bit of vanilla. The flavor falls along the same lines with same cake-like bready malt as well as raisin, nuts, spice, and a pinch of vanilla. Moderate feel with a good enough body to create that cake-like feeling, though a bit too much sweetness. Overall, one of the best experimental beers I’ve had from Short’s.
05-31-2011 11:02:09 | More by Thorpe429
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and does not have any signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The aromas are moderately strong and smell exactly like a carrot cake—so close to the original that it’s like you are smelling a Yankee candle.
T: The taste has a moderate amount of sweetness and is very similar to the smell, except that the spices are a bit stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit syrupy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that needs to be sipped, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because you can take the time to savor the aromas and flavors.
06-07-2011 00:39:33 | More by metter98
3.93/5 rDev -10.7%
The best part about this beer is the aroma, NAILED IT. Even the owner of Short's told me that the flavor couldn't possibly live up to the aroma. Overall if you like carrot cake, drink this beer.
Beer is orangish red with a mild haze, lazy head with bad retention some lacing low carboantion.
Smells like carrot cake, biscuit, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, sweet sweet sweet. In a blind smell test you would think you are smelling a piece of cake.
Beer is thin and sweet with some carrot character and some sweetness but overall it doesn't live up the hype built up by the amazing aroma. The finish is a little bitter, overall a good beer. Seriously that aroma, forget about it.
06-03-2011 16:16:34 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
4.53/5 rDev +3%
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
This was the beer I was most excited to try at the Short's takeover event, and I was not disappointed.
The beer is reddish orange, with a thin off white head.
The aroma is stunning. Seriously. I am baffled. The beer smells like a delicious piece of carrot cake. I would have believed someone put fresh baked carrot cake under my nose if this was a blind test.
The flavor, while not living up to the aroma, per se, is really tasty. The beer is sweet, with vanilla, spices, brown sugar, and malt. Just beautifully done.
Overall, this is one of the best beers I've had from Short's. This was the star of their lineup. Superb.
06-06-2011 22:07:39 | More by Huhzubendah
3.73/5 rDev -15.2%
Bomber into a snifter.
A: Orangish red with a big beige head.
S: Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Carrot cake! Frosting and vanilla. Love the aroma.
T: Flavor tastes of carrot cake but it's really intense. Very spicy, lots of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Reminds me a bit of a pumpkin beer with all the spices.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall. Great nose but one ounce is enough to taste. A novelty that's worth trying.
05-27-2012 21:28:53 | More by HopHead84
4.2/5 rDev -4.5%
Served on tap in a cervoise at the Great Taste of the Midwest.
Appearance: This pours a reddish brown color with a small creamy light tan head. The retention is not very good, and it leaves just a few spots of lace on the glass.
Aroma: This smells like a delicious piece of most carrot cake. The aroma is absolutely dead on. There is not much else to really say. Vanilla, cinnamon, a toffee sweet malt aroma, ginger, and nutmeg. I think that covers it. Wow.
Flavor: The flavor is nice, but does not quite live up to the aroma. Some toffee sweetness goes with the malt flavor, and some vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice are there as well. The carrot is actually the one thing that sticks out in a negative way; it is kind of over-exaggerated in a sense. The finish remains fairly sweet.
Mouthfeel: This has a fairly smooth feel with a light graininess to it. The carbonation is well-integrated and on the softer, creamy side. Slightly sticky sweet.
Overall: This was enjoyable, and Short's really pushes the limit with some of their beers. The flavor of this beer could not possibly live up to the aroma, but it was still quite good.
08-31-2011 22:40:32 | More by KickInTheChalice
Carrot Cake from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.