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Cornholio - Short's Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 21
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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TNGabe

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -72%

04-04-2013 00:27:17 | More by TNGabe
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

1.75/5  rDev -51%

05-08-2012 16:26:40 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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beerhan

Ohio

2/5  rDev -44%

03-14-2012 04:25:51 | More by beerhan
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enelson

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44%

03-07-2012 00:28:44 | More by enelson
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bsuedekum

Missouri

2/5  rDev -44%

04-06-2012 00:03:31 | More by bsuedekum
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.04/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours jet black with a thin head.

Smells like flat, warm root beer mixed with a touch of red wine. Not so appealing. The nice thing is the aroma isn't too strong.

Wow...tart expired fruit, gravel and dirt, cola, grass. This is bad.

Mouthfeel a little thin.

3.8/10

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 22:03:04 | More by AlexFields
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.05/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/7/12
*From notes

A: Ashy tree bark brown. A good pour yields a two finger head. Moderate retention. Minor collar and lacing.

S: Rusted metal that has somehow sprouted red fruit.

T: What a shocker: a Short's beer that tastes odd. It's like they were aiming to make a sour without the wild yeast. Der....just do it then. There's a sharp char to the brew, that's met by a wholly unwanted tang on the back end. Not coming together for me. And as it warms, a (not so) lovely mix of tobacco and Carolina BBQ sauce find their way onto my tongue.

M: The carbonation cuts my palate like a street thug yielding a shank. too many bubbles, not nearly enough finesse.

O: If this beer was a person, it'd be the kid in the corner who shat himself, then proceeded to stick his finger in his "Cornholio" and smell it.

I think you get the point.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 21:16:25 | More by Rhettroactive
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avaldivia

California

2.5/5  rDev -30%

01-27-2012 04:14:59 | More by avaldivia
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into a Bruery tulip.

Pitch black with blood read highlights. An off white head and mocha head.

Sweet, caramel like malt up front with hints of beets and plums. A touch of nuttiness and generic spice.

Beet and plum flavors with hints of yam sweetness. That nuttiness returns and moves into a full on bitter, vegetable like bitterness once swallowed. After flavor of squash and roots. This honestly tastes like a few slices of plum, squash, and beets thrown into a blender with a Newcastle.

Medium body with low carbonation, a little sticky but not too noticeable.

Strange vegetable flavors with a little bit of nuts and spice. Not really my thing and I drain poured the last half of it.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 07:54:46 | More by auroracrisis
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gueuzegossage

California

2.75/5  rDev -23%

05-09-2012 19:35:53 | More by gueuzegossage
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance:

Tonight I am going with a one of the many pint glasses that I have in the collection, my Dogfish Head pub tumbler. Nothing fancy to write home about but it always works great and it features one of tonight’s breweries which I felt was appropriate. Upon pulling off the cap I was greeted with a lower than normal hissing sound and the carbonation gasses faded away pretty quickly. On the pour I titled my glass on a standard forty five degree angle and went to town. As the liquid hits my glass I am noticing a deep dark brown color with slight plum or purplish color around the edges when I hold it up to the light. When I was done there was a frothy two finger thick mocha cream colored head that just lingered for quite a long time. On the viscosity check, I gave a decent swirl and was left with some long running, heavy clinging foam streaks slithering down the walls oh so slowly.

Smell:

This is very interesting, the porter and chocolate roast flavors really are the front and center here but when I dig a little deeper I can smell the plum tartness. Even more prominent is a black cherry and grape tannin aroma that is lingering across the whole glass. A minimal amount of brown sugar can be detected with other sweet caramel like flavors and a touch of coffee in the finish.

Taste:

Yikes, this hit me like a ton of bricks on the first sip. So much so that I wasn’t even sure to smile with pleasure of wince in taste bud pain. Well there are a few things going on here first, the mouth feel is a lot thinner than I expected and really disappears from your palate quickly. Secondly, a huge wave of roasty bitterness comes on then pulls a one eighty in your mouth and turns tart from the plums I believe. A definite corn flavor is sliding in there and it even has a little bit of a “green” earthy flavor, almost like eating the husk or stalk. As I let my glass warm up a bit, things just get weirder and a long lasting astringent tea bag flavor is coming out and making it a little bit more of a chore finish. But none the less I must go on..

Drinkability:

Well I can comfortably say that this beer might not be for everyone. There are a lot of really strong and dry bitter flavors all over the place and the plum tartness adds another funky twist that a novice palate might not enjoy. Me on the other hand I feel it’s a decent beer but not something that I will be going out of my way to try again. I am very thankful Matt hooked me up with this one tonight because I would have missed the opportunity to give it a try. All three breweries make great beers and I am not going to say that this was a failure but it is a little weak for a collaboration beer from these guys

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 23:27:18 | More by Bmoyer0301
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dayan

District of Columbia

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, received as an extra in a trade. Thanks Tom!

A - Very dark brown with a loose tan head. Nice lacing and retention.

S - Floral and roasty, with some stone fruits and bready notes toward the end.

T - Holy adjuncts. The dry corn taste is very prominent and aggressive, giving way to somewhat bitter, tannic plum flavors and a slight acetic aftertaste. An intriguing roasty/herbal finish sometimes pokes through, but I can't really get past the corn.

M - Light-bodied, a little mealy, medium carbonation.

O - I've had a few of Short's weirder one-offs and generally enjoy them, but I can't say I ever need to seek this one out again. It's definitely a unique take on the style, but it might just not be my thing.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 08:39:25 | More by dayan
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TCJosh

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16%

01-31-2012 21:02:50 | More by TCJosh
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

02-03-2012 13:32:53 | More by acurtis
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rolandboy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16%

10-20-2012 03:40:16 | More by rolandboy
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16%

01-29-2012 01:02:44 | More by ucsbmullet
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16%

02-18-2012 17:04:21 | More by chrispoint
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

01-02-2012 18:05:29 | More by whartontallboy
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bishocr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

02-10-2012 16:05:59 | More by bishocr
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womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Derek for this beer.

A: The beer is a dark brown color with a tall off-white head.

S: A pretty strange/interesting aroma. It's fairly peppery with a mild tartness that seems to be from the plums. Speaking of which, there's a decent amount of fruit as well as some toasted and mildly roasted malts. Just a hint of smoke and a little bit of metal.

T: The flavor is definitely a bit metallic with quite a bit of water. There's a mild roast as well as a light plum flavor; not as much as I expected, anyway. The beer is fairly bitter and has some bread and pepper flavors with a bit of toast.

M: The body is sort of light for a porter with medium carbonation.

O: I guess I shouldn't be shocked by this, but I wasn't a big fan. It sounded interesting, but the flavors didn't work out for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 06:40:28 | More by womencantsail
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-26-2012 16:29:54 | More by resistdefy
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to MasterSki for sharing this.

A - Purplish brown beer with a beige head that faded to a tight ring, just some tiny spots left on the sides.

S - Plums, lager yeast, little bit of roast, some strange popcorn smell. Smells a bit medicinal and odd, but it's okay.

T - Pretty heavy on the plums, with something of a medicinal quality. It's fruity, with a wacked out aftertaste that I'm not impressed with, is that the weird popcorn effect? Meh, didn't care for it.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, no complaints.

O - Beer is just kind of strange. It doesn't taste bad, just weird. On the plus side, it's not infected (yet).

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 01:33:21 | More by AgentZero
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-10-2013 23:44:31 | More by spycow
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-13-2013 02:04:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing this little bit of weirdness.

A: Brown body, ropey with sediment, under a thin head of fine tan foam. Ok retention and lacing. Average, if a bit light-colored for a Baltic Porter.

S: Huh. Dull, herbal, and bready. Smells dry, slightly spicy, and surprisingly boring.

T: Slightly chocolatey roastedness up front (finally a sign that it might actually be a porter!), followed by almost tart herbalness and a clean finish. Weird, but somehow not all that interesting. Not unpleasant in the least, just shockingly unremarkable.

M: Fairly light body with low carbonation. Pleasantly soft and understated.

O: When I saw who the collaborators were and read the list of insane adjuncts, I was expecting something memorable and crazy; instead I got a thoroughly pedestrian beer that resembled a mediocre brown ale more than anything else. At least it hid its alcohol well!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:22:40 | More by woosterbill
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Cornholio from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.