Short, Dark & Wired
Other Half Brewing Company

Short, Dark & WiredShort, Dark & Wired
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From:
Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
96
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2019
Added:
Dec 12, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  15
A slightly beefed up version of our regular Short Dark and Handsome Stout with the addition of coffee, vanilla and cocoa powder.
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Rated: 4.75 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by al2913 from Delaware

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.2 by TheGent from New Jersey

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jbavi360 from New York

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by JimmyAddo from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by jcflorian from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Nov 06, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L - massive hazelnut head atop a pitch black body.

S - vanilla, good coffee, nuts, chocolate. Smells like a chocolate milkshake.

T - tons of vanilla-laced cold-brew coffee, poured over bittersweet dark chocolate. A little roast, molasses, and a hint of misplaced sourness. Low bitterness, low sweetness, low booziness.

F - slightly lacking medium body with higher than normal carb.

O - the nose is a wonder, but the taste and body don’t quite match that wonderful smell.
Oct 27, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Arrives fudge colored with a modest cap of khaki; a few strands of lacing linger

Smell: Slightly roasty, with chocolate and vanilla tones; hints of coffee and cream

Taste: Moderately roasty, but the chocolate and vanilla elements are prominent; just a touch of coffee and cream, through the middle

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonated

Overall: My first exploration of Other Hand outside of their highly regarded IPAs and I am just as impressed with their skills with the dark side
Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
**
10/22/18

Can to sniffer.

Look: super thick black, tiny brown wisps replace a head.
Aroma:Super coffee aroma.
Taste: Vanilla and cocoa mix well with coffee. Very sweet.
Feel: Very thick and chewy.


**
Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by Hayden34 from Georgia

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by jvillefan from California

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.12/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This one pours a dark and thin looking brown color, with a small foamy head and not much lacing.

Surprisingly, the aroma is mainly semi-sweet chocolate here, with a not a ton of coffee and a little bit of vanilla. It's a little bit of an insipid aroma to this one- not super bold or bright.

Surprisingly enough, this didn't really work for me. The coffee flavor is old and not bold. The chocolate flavor is definitely nice, has a bit of a chocolate malt/cold hot chocolate feel to it. There's not a ton of vanilla, and no real roast character to tie it all together. This just feels lazily constructed to me.

This is very thin, but still pretty drinkable, with a lower level of carbonation.

I don't know if this had to drank exceptionally fresh or something, but it just didn't hit any buttons for me.
Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by TheCrowsEye from California

Apr 04, 2018
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Rated by afroskully from New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
So Much Coffee!!
Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by SDRedDevil from California

Mar 26, 2018
Short, Dark & Wired from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 96 ratings