Cornholio - Short's Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
2.05/5 rDev -42.6%
From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/7/12
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.
04-12-2012 21:16:25 | More by Rhettroactive
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Black pour with more than two fingers of brown head. The foamy head leaves behind beautiful lacing and retention.
S: Considering everything this beer was brewed with...it really only smells like a baltic porter. Roasted malts, chocolate, and some other misplaced aromas.
T: The taste is not the same story. Baltic porter is definitely the base, but some really strange other flavors are there as well. Fruits and spices mostly. I don't really understand all the random stuff that went into this beer, but I don't hate it. I don't think it's great, but certainly interesting.
MF: Heavy body with a nice amount of carbonation. Drinkability is a tad low.
O: I got this as an extra in a trade and I'm surely glad I tried it. I highly doubt I would jump to get another, but it was interesting. I wish I knew what any of the ingredients of this beer tasted like so I could tell what they lended to the beer.
03-10-2012 03:42:33 | More by russwbeck
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
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
2.5/5 rDev -30%
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.
01-25-2012 07:54:46 | More by auroracrisis
3.5/5 rDev -2%
A: Poured into my bruery tulip a dark black with a tan head that is thick around the edges, not very present in the center of the glass.
S: Mostly tart plum with some dark roast malt. Some of that signature lactic sourness that some Shorts beers have.
T: First bitter, then tart at the same time. Dark roasted malts playing with dark plums. Sweetness at the end with a tannic chalky feeling from the Horehound I believe. I do not know that the red popcorn has added a lot of flavor, but would say that it probably has added a little bit of earthiness and light red tinge to the beer where you can see the edges. As for horehound, this is my first time trying it in anything, not sure if I can taste it and it is bitter, or if I am picking up other flavors here.
After a little research, apparently livestock do not like to eat horehound. I have to imagine that it is in fact from the bitterness and cloying taste it adds. I wouldnt say this necessarily makes this beer more desirable, but I would go as far as saying that it does make this beer unique.
M: medium mouthfeel and a medium carbonation. Just about right for a baltic porter. Maybe a tad light but otherwise good.
O: This is an interesting beer. I wouldnt drink a six pack of it, but one seemed to pique my interest enough for this snowy day.
01-21-2012 19:04:12 | More by alpinebryant
4/5 rDev +12%
A - The beer pours a dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lacing.
S - The aroma is full of deep roasted sweet chocolate malts with some plum, medicine sweetness, and a bit of popcorn. There is a touch of earthy hop as well.
T - The flavor starts off with a mix of sweet roasted chocolate malts with some sweet plum and the medicinal sweetness. Through the middle some bitter chocolate flavor comes through with a touch of the popcorn flavor and a hint of sweetness. There is just a bit of earthy hop as well. The finish is a mix of some light spice, chocolate malt, popcorn, and plum that linger.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Lots of different flavors mixed in here and it is a touch off-balanced. That being said it is really different and interesting.
01-20-2012 05:34:28 | More by ngeunit1
Cornholio from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.