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Cornholio - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 19
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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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a small foamy had. Aroma of light roasted malt with some spices and beets notes. Taste is not as eclectic as expected with some roasted malt notes with beet notes being clearly identifiable (even though I am aware that there are no actual beets in this beer as far as I know). Body is light with medium carbonation. Not bad but somewhat bland and not particularly enjoyable.

Phyl21ca, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

spinrsx, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of mtomlins
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.

This one didn't come togther for me; it felt odd, for odd's sake with lots of competing flavors and aromas. The nose and taste were dominated by roasted malt, plums, herbal notes, spice and molassas. I liked that for this colab, they swung for the fences, but even Babe Ruth struck out.

mtomlins, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

midlifec, May 07, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-darl brown color with a nice light tan head with some lacing

S-dark roasted malt, plums, brown sugar,spices

T-dark roasted malt, brown sugar, chocolate, tart grapes, slight bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, but a little tart and astringent

O-certainly different, not bad, but would not seek it out

MDDMD, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of fcpsitsjaredjared
4/5  rDev +12.4%

fcpsitsjaredjared, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Jas45678, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

gratefulbeerhead, May 19, 2013
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

FLBeerGuy, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of TNGabe
1/5  rDev -71.9%

TNGabe, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DruRho, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
2.04/5  rDev -42.7%
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

AlexFields, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gtg642, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of dfillius
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excited to have a Shorts/DFH/FFF collaboration beer! Poured into a pint glass

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of brown head with poor retention - better retention please. Nearly opaque DARK brown.
S: Clean roasted grain, slight fruity sweet edge. Interesting, but not terribly complex.
T: Interesting. Fruity, a bit tart and slightly wild. Improves with warmth/time and grows on me. Dark chocolate notes in aftertaste. Quite nice and unique. Slight cough syrup flavor is a negative. A bit medicinally bitter, like aspirin.
M: Opens and closes dry. A bit tart or wild, brett? A tad thin.
O: Enjoyable. I wouldn't buy 6, but I might order a second. Proof that a collaboration between three great brewers doesn't always produce beer that is equal to or 3x greater than those produced by the brewers working alone.

dfillius, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of rolandboy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The cornholio is a good beer....got to try thank to my bro-in-law friend....Bill....Thanks Bill!!! The beer poured a dark opaque with thin offwhite head that is not leaving much lace. A nice roast scent. The taste is what is interesting....the body is light with smooth carbonation. There is a dark fruit hoppyness at the start and then a mild malt/roast finish. Overall it is a tasty beer and the 7%abv is un-noticable....which means danger.

WoodBrew, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

cosmonick, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

superspak, Jun 10, 2012
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Cornholio from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.