Moher Stout
Short's Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.41%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
83
From:
Short's Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  22
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: A medium bodied Double Irish Stout, black in color with a rich brown lace. Light roast malt and bitter cocoa aromas lead into big creamy mocha flavors. Aided by the addition of flaked oatmeal, the finish is exceptionally smooth, with only a slight dryness and moderate roasted bitterness.

40 IBU
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smanson56 from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured a dark black color into my snifter. A very thin head that didn't last but a second. The nose a slightly sweet forward blend a little malt in the background. The taste is not as sweet as the nose but smooth and full with a little alcohol burn in the back of your mouth. Very smooth mouth feel with a little carbonation. A different style of stout but an enjoyable beer.

Feb 03, 2016
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justinp444 from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter this beer has a black body with a beige 2 inch think head. Smell is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, little bit of dried fruit, and a bit of earthy hops. Taste is chocolate, coffee, bit of alcohol, a bit of earth-y floral hops, roasted malt, and dried fruit. It has a light to medium body with a big full mouth feel.

Jul 28, 2015
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Sparty1224 from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 12 oz. bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter. Bottled on 3/4/15, making this a little over two months old.

A: Pours a somewhat thin, watery body. Not completely pitch black. Almost no head with a soft pour, but able to generate a nice tan 1/4-finger head with a vigorous pour down the middle.

S: Lots of dark, dry malts. Big dry, bitter chocolate notes. Like chocolate shavings. Some raisin, black licorice, anise. Also quite boozy on the nose, like a red wine almost.

T: Very bitter chocolates, black licorice, raisins. Other than that, not many specific flavors coming through. Just a lot of dark malt, almost no hop balance.

M: Quite thin. Medium carbonation. Very, very boozy and alcoholic. Also not very balanced as this is just one bit malt bomb. Very dry.

O: Not very familiar with this "Dry Irish Stout" or "Export Stout" style. For me, it's like an American Imperial Stout, just with a lot less character and way more booze. And that's just not exciting. This is a big, boozy malt bomb. It's not terrible, but just not extremely enjoyable. Might be nice on St. Patty's Day if you want to get drunk quickly, but still drink good beer.

Recommendation: I'll leave this one for the die-hard Short's fans (like me). Otherwise, there's better Double Stouts and even Irish Stouts across Michigan to grab instead. Short's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout is actually a really good beer and would be my recommendation here. I think that one is like the "single" version of this beer and has much more character and isn't as boozy. Check it out.

May 15, 2015
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MIbeer27 from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, dated 03/04/15

Bottle into snifter with a pitch black, one finger, slowly dissipating mocha head.

Aroma is a lovely mix of chocolate, roasted malt and toasted oats.

Tastes generally follows the aroma, joined by the subtle presence of alcohol. I also pick up some hints of smoke, especially as the beer approaches room temperature.

Mouthfeel is solidly medium, as is bitterness, mostly from the malt, leaving the palate dry.

Overall, Moher Stout fits the description of an Imperial Irish Stout to a tee. It delivers on huge chocolate and roasted malt taste, yet leaves the palate dry and wanting more. Although I wish the alcohol was slightly better hidden, this is still an excellent stout.

Apr 04, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/4/2015. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted oats, dark bread, raisin, prune, herbal, floral, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted oats, dark bread, raisin, prune, herbal, floral, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Good amount of herbal/roast/charred bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted oats, dark bread, raisin, prune, herbal, floral, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout style! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; and smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Mar 29, 2015
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Pitch black, no light escaping, with threads of carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. One finger mocha head, thick and fluffy, great retention. Just wish there was more of it. Thick lacing.
Smell is burnt chocolate, toffee, steel cut oats, some booze.
Taste is roasted coffee, dark cocoa, some dark fruit (unexpected), booze on the finish, but not too dry. ABV is a little sneaky to me.
This one's a keeper.

Mar 27, 2015
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hardysf from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit boozy. Good flavors though. It looks a bit thin. This might be the perfect beer to age to let the booziness wear down a touch. Edit: Aging did some wonders. But now I only have one left. 9 months in bottle, booze was mellowed.

Mar 25, 2015
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours black with a very thin tan head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of chocolate and oatmeal.

T - The taste starts with very strong roasted malts and lots of charred wood. The is some dark chocolate, oatmeal, and dark fruits in the flavor. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is soft with an extremely dry finish.

O - This is a decent beer. The flavors seem to be a bit too bitter and unbalanced.

Mar 18, 2015
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours pitch black with out the slightest hint of brown in it. a centimeter, at most, of a tannish head that fades away pretty quickly. very slight lacing and alcohol legs as it swirls. completely dark and opaque.

Smell: booze, chocolate oatmeal, dry roasted character.

Taste: opens up with a hint of dark fruit, quickly taken over by dry and roasted, almost charred malt. chocolate flavored oatmeal comes through pretty strongly. ends with more charred malt, almost with some smoke, and a nice booziness.

Mouthfeel: light and extremely dry. bitterness from roasted malts lingers. alcohol warmth throughout.

Overall: a top notch beer from shorts, I really like their big and dark stuff. This beer takes all the good traits of an irish stout and throws them into a deliciously boozy and flavorful beer.

Mar 17, 2015
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alaskannomad from Michigan

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

Interesting idea to "imperial" an Irish Stout. Chocolate aroma and taste. Quite heavy alcohol flavor and bitterness. Light body.

Overall a good beer. Perhaps could use a bit more malt body to balance out the higher abv.

Mar 13, 2015
Moher Stout from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 83 ratings