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Cornholio - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DannyDan on 07-10-2011)
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +40.1%

11-22-2011 01:56:00 | More by Another6Pack
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McCranky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +40.1%

11-29-2011 00:35:05 | More by McCranky
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jaysephx69

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +33.9%

A: Dark brown in color with almost no light coming through. One finger light mocha colored head, with good retention and lacing.

S: Plums are very present. Slight chocolate notes and brown sugar. A faint hint of popcorn. And very faint vinegar aroma. Still pretty good, although different, aroma.

T: Slight chocolate upfront with a touch of toffee. Big plums with slight raisin notes in the middle. Finishing with a slight popcorn flavor.

M: Medium light body. Lower carbonation. A touch creamy. Good mouth coating.

O: definitely glad I had it. Pretty damn good

02-20-2012 02:42:24 | More by jaysephx69
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danp14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

05-11-2012 17:25:56 | More by danp14
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GoldenChild

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +25.2%

Not going to make this a drawn out review just wanted to say that this beer had wonderful flavor alittle bit of hop dryness with slight plumb and peppercorn

Loved it drank 4 of them out of the 6 that i bought and im planning on picking up some more this weekend

If you can find it get some.

09-28-2011 19:20:46 | More by GoldenChild
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Gtreid

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%

On-tap at the pub. The colab with FFF and DFH.

A: Kinda a deep brown but I swear it has purple edges. An off white head receeds to a thin rim, leaves little lace.

A: Sweet malty aroma. Notes of ripe fruit, caramel, slight roast, and bitter hops.

T: Interesting for sure. I get the plums, and some different grain, which I guess is the red popcorn, but the horehound is very difficult to pick up. Sweet finish, no alcohol.

M: Pretty much spot on for the style. Creamy and smooth, full body.

O: Very interesting and unique, which is why I like Short's so much. Wouldn't want to have too many, but one is pretty darn good. Skal.

07-19-2011 22:01:11 | More by Gtreid
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-15-2013 15:06:48 | More by ROBSTARR
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +19%

This beer is a dark brown to almost black in appearance with a nice tan head that has really good retention and lacing sticks nicely to the glass. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and plums. The taste starts out with some chocolate followed by some coffee and has taste of plums throughout. The Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy and has a nice balanced taste throughout. This was my favorite beer of the five I tried on Tap at Short's Brewery. This is one I highly recommend getting when visiting Short's.
This Baltic Porter is made in collaboration with Dogfish Head and Three Floyds. It is brewed with Delaware Plums, Red Popcorn and Horehound. I could not taste the red popcorn or horehound, but I'm sure that others trying this great beer will taste those two ingredients. I don't know which of the three breweries collaborating on this beer thought of it, but I for one am very glad they did.

07-10-2011 04:15:34 | More by DannyDan
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +19%

03-02-2013 01:35:41 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%

Had on tap at Lord Hobo.. Poured a black color with a one finger light mocha head; Good retention and lacing.

Smell is not particularly strong- almost like guineas except more robust. Definitely smells of malt and yeast; sweet but a little sharp.

Tastes like an Irish stout- very malty with a little bit if a dry finish. A little smoky.

The mouthfeel is also like a stout- washes over the tongue pretty easily with a tingle of carbonation.

02-02-2012 23:42:53 | More by Hopdaemon39
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prototypic

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%

Cornholio pours a very dark chocolate fudge color. It’s nearly opaque. Backlighting reveals a few burgundy highlights at the outermost edges. A tan head barely covers the surface. It falls back quickly, leaving light, spotty lacing behind.

The nose is pretty good. Honestly, it’s a little weak in the aromatics department. Roasted malts hit first and have a nice smell. Bittersweet dark chocolate follows, but isn’t as strong as the roasted malts. Coffee is there, but is definitely a secondary component. Light dark fruit, faint hops, and a little alcohol round it out.

The flavor is much more impressive. Frankly, it’s somewhat explosive. Roasted malts and bittersweet dark chocolate flavors are quite strong. The roasted variety is the stronger of the two, but there’s a healthy amount of chocolate. Coffee is also much more pronounced. I love that about it. It does have that classic acidic taste that’s common in Baltic Porters. Definitely works well into the mix here. A tangy dark fruit flavor is noted. Tastes like raisin to me. Alcohol is blended nicely and isn’t all that noticeable. Finishes roasty and chocolaty with a shot of java.

Cornholio has a medium body. Carbonation is dialed down nicely, and the bubbles feel thin. This stuff goes down super smooth and easy. I wouldn’t mind just a little bit more body, but it’s good as it is. I’m splitting the growler, but I’d be happy to take one down myself.

I understand that Cornholio is a collaboration between Short’s, Dogfish Head, and Three Floyds. I had high expectations given that list of heavy hitters. For the most part, it meets them. It’s a nice take on the Baltic Porter style and features all the usual bells and whistles. What probably distinguishes it a little is just how strong and full the flavor profile is. The combo of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and that slight acidic flavor is damn impressive. Eh, the nose could use a little work and maybe a bit more body would help. Small gripes though. This is very good stuff. Find some.

08-07-2011 03:52:15 | More by prototypic
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 7/2/2011. Pours an almost pitch black hazy dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big plum, chocolate, peppercorn, caramel, molasses, herbal, floral, roasted malt, toast, bread, and earthy spiciness. Very nice and unique aromas; with good balance and complexity. Taste of big chocolate, roasted malt, toast, pepper, biscuit, caramel, raisin, floral, plum, herbal, and earthy spices. Fair amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, pepper, toast, dark fruit, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Great balance and complexity of flavors; very pleasant and enjoyable, given the unique ingredients used. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a great Baltic porter! Nice robust and balanced flavors, with good complexity; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one, and I am glad I got a chance to try it.

06-10-2012 04:52:25 | More by superspak
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doughanson78

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown in color with almost no light coming through. One finger light mocha colored head, with good retention and lacing.

S: Plums are very present. Slight chocolate notes and brown sugar. A faint hint of popcorn. And very faint vinegar aroma. Still pretty good, although different, aroma.

T: Slight chocolate upfront with a touch of toffee. Big plums with slight raisin notes in the middle. Finishing with a slight popcorn flavor.

M: Medium light body. Lower carbonation. A touch creamy. Good mouth coating.

O: Was almost afraid of this beer, but definitely glad I had it. Pretty damn good considering how off style it is.

11-21-2011 02:19:19 | More by doughanson78
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zoso1967

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%

This beer’s correct name is actually “Cornholio” and not “Cornoholio,” but I am assuming that will be corrected eventually. I was lucky enough to enjoy this at the Short’s/DFH meet and great in Traverse City on July 6th 2011. It was an event to remember.

Cornholio is served up in an interesting sort of tall pilsner like glass. It is a deep dark brown with a nice medium tan head. Retention is excellent, lacing is also quite good.

The aroma is sweet and Smokey with some nice roasted and burnt notes. There is a good amount of caramel and chocolate as well as a bit of fruity sweetness.

The flavor is a nice blend of sweet and roasty with a touch of charred burnt popcorn hulls and some strange, almost minty herbal notes. The roasty and smoky nature are what grab my attention most, but I can start to pick up on a dark fruity character as my mouth becomes accustomed to the more in your face flavors. This beer does not taste as crazy as I expected, and I would say that is a good thing. Oh yeah, this beer also has “Short’s” written all over it as their high gravity beer house test is quite prevalent.

The body is actually on the lighter end of medium with an interesting slickness to it. The carbonation was spot on and the finish was roasty with some burnt notes, but was not offending to the palate.

This was a pretty impressive brew that fell into the category of crazy ingredients, but not too crazy of a taste. I appreciated this I think it will be a successful collaboration brew. I am really looking forward to when the bigger batch is done so I can compare notes and see if I notice anything different.

07-24-2011 02:54:46 | More by zoso1967
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

02-26-2012 17:58:55 | More by alamode
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

deep dark brwon, pretty much black, very opaque and thick looking. Huge creamy tan head lifted up to about two inches,

rich caramel and coffee tones dominated this from the beginning. Very sweet smelling, with a hint of chocolate on the back. Very full aroma, and a hint of alcohol. loaded with caramel and chocolate tones. A touch of alcohol warmed it up as well. Lots of roasted coffee tones in the back, and a nice bitter, dry hoppy finish. This was a really well rounded and full taste. Very nice indeed.

11-11-2011 02:31:21 | More by mikesgroove
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

12-17-2011 05:02:38 | More by tclapper
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

12-04-2011 23:26:13 | More by WeisGuy
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FedExPope

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

11-21-2011 03:30:53 | More by FedExPope
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pocwolf

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

11-23-2011 02:10:39 | More by pocwolf
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claminat420

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

A- poured the typical stout/ porter dark. has a dark tannish colored head. left a bit of lacing.

S- some spicy dark fruit. can notice a tad bit of booze but nothing to potent.

T- has the dark fruit kickin for sure. notice a slight amount of chocolate in there. prolly alil amount of 120 caramel too. different and nice. has that clean lager yeast characteristic. the alcohol is not as detectable as in the smell. notice a slight bubblegum prolly kickin off from the yeast.

M- light/medium bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- i wish i bought a whole 6 of this when i was at the brewpub!!

Overall- why the hell is this listed as a baltic porter when it say's dark lager? last i checked a porter is an ale not a lager. but anywho this beer is truely unique. something different and in a good way. cheers to the peep's at short's, dogfish, and three floyd's.

09-20-2011 10:35:29 | More by claminat420
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Jefe73

Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

01-20-2012 02:56:29 | More by Jefe73
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

01-07-2012 02:18:08 | More by klipper
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev +12%

10/30/2011

Thanks, Carlos!

A: Dark brown with a small head.

S: Baked bread with notes of sugar and sweet plum. I get some grape and biscuit with a touch of roast.

T: Chocolate and roasted grain meld with plum and grape. The finish is clean and exhibits dark fruit and lingering chocolate.

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: Good stuff. Much better than the label description.

10-31-2011 17:16:51 | More by HopHead84
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

11-14-2011 19:38:00 | More by Adamostella
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Cornholio from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.