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Short, Dark & Wired | Other Half Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.24/5
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94 Ratings
Short, Dark & WiredShort, Dark & Wired
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A slightly beefed up version of our regular Short Dark and Handsome Stout with the addition of coffee, vanilla and cocoa powder.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,366
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
94
pDev:
6.13%
 
 
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
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.


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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.12/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

So Much Coffee!!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Short, Dark & Wired from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 94 ratings