Short's S'more Stout | Short's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ffejherb on 12-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
21.21%
 
 
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97
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Jonnydrinker
3.77/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richter525
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.39/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark brown with a small amount of tan head that faded quick.
S: Good smell here of chocolate and a little vanilla
T: Taste has chocolate with some almost coffee flavor and a slight hint of vanilla at the finish.
F: Really thin for my taste, Good amount of carbonation.
O: This just didn't do it for me. One of my go to local beers is Highwater Campfire Stout and the reason I love it, is that I think it accomplishes excactly its goal of tasting like a s'more. This one doesn't really taste like a s'more, its basically a thin chocolate stout in my mind. It's not necessarily a bad stout just not what I was expecting.

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Photo of larryi86
3.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you Blackop555 for this
12 oz bottle, dated for 1/19/17, poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Milk chocolate, marshmallows, some
vanilla, hints of smoke, some roasted malts.

T- Milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted graham crackers, some marshmallows, slightly band aid like smokiness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Some what s'mores like, pretty tasty, worth picking up if you like the idea of stout and s'mores combined.

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Photo of Kuges
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a_beckman25
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, inky black pour with a tight, creamy cappuccino-like head of 1 finger.

Aroma of dry cocoa, some of those mini packet marshmallows you get in boxed hot cocoa; roasted barley, french vanilla, some dirt.

Flavor is pretty chocolatey, with notes of coffee, oats, and french vanilla. What bothers me though is the slight metallic cherry taste that leads me to believe it's either oxidized or infected.

Feel is on point, I'm not thinking about it much which is a good sign; it's just simply roasty and medium to thick bodied with proper carbonation.

Overall, yeah I probably wouldn't revisit this one, but I'd be interested to taste it without infection, or perhaps that's one of its characteristics?

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Photo of MIbeer27
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/19/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, and wood smoke; with light nuttiness, marshmallow cream, vanilla, charcoal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready/smoked malt, graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, and wood smoke; with light nuttiness, marshmallow cream, vanilla, charcoal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, wood smoke, light marshmallow/vanilla, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while, Great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready/smoked malt, graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly chalky/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a great flavored smoked stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready/smoked malt, graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Not a whole lot of marshmallow presence; but the smoked malt, graham cracker, and milk chocolate are well represented. Great balance with the base stout, without being overwhelming on any flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkf1976
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bob_d_j
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.84/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a short, foamy, tan head doesn't last long. As head fades floaties appear.

Smells marshmallow, chocolate, roasted malts, hints of graham cracker, bready.

Tastes chocolate, coffee, roast malt, vanillay marshmallow. Semi sweet finish with short coffee linger. Lighter side of medium, lower, smooth carbonation

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Photo of Raime
3.96/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Short's S'more Stout for $2.19 at The Lager Mill a couple day ago. I've had this beer before at a Shorts tap takeover and I was a little disappointed with it and I'm interested to see how the bottled version is, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it's goes well with the beer and it's eye catching. It poured a dark black color that didn't let any light come through and it had half a fingers worth of bubbly tan head that died down to a thin bubbly ring that eventually faded away and it left just a little bit of spotty lacing behind and it for sure has some pieces of graham crackers floating int it. This is a a pretty nice ooking beer, but I could go without the floaties.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the fist to show up and they impart a roasted, charred, medium smokey, dark malt and slightly grainy aromas with some nice chocolate coming through and it seems to be the most noticeable ingredient, I only get a slight bit of marshmallow and a slight bit of graham cracker, but they are hardly noticeable. Towards the end comes a little more sweetness and a little smokiness. This beer has a nice aroma, but I wish the marshmallow and graham crackers showed up more.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they are a little lighter and not as smokey. Up next comes what could be a very light amount of marshmallow, but it's very hard to pick out and I don't get any graham cracker flavors. Up next comes the chocolate which is nice and on the finish there's pretty much hardly any bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it has a nice chocolate aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the marshmallow and graham cracker were more noticeable.

M- Fairly smooth, pretty crisp, a little prickly, slightly creamy, on the fuller side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it had a little less carbonation that wasn't as prickly.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and it's a decent example of the style, it would be pretty good id they just called it a chocolate stout, but the name makes it a little disappointing since it's very hard to pick up the marshmallow and graham cracker flavors. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink one, but the lack of the other key flavors might bore me so one is enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the chocolate aspect, it's nice and the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is that graham cracker and marshmallow flavors didn't show up more, that was disappointing. I might buy this beer again and I would recommend it as a Chocolate stout, but not as what the name implies. All in all I liked this beer, but i didn't love it and I think it would be much better if it did a better job at living up to it's name. It's not a favorite shorts beer and it's nice for the style. Better luck next time guys, it needs to live up to it's name more. I feel the same about this beer as when I first tried and the score stays the same.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.01/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip. From Short's re-released version (first recalled version apparently suffered from too many Graham floaties for the brewery's liking). Pours pitch black with a thin finger of head that's here and gone. No lacing left behind. Some floaties, no big deal. Graham cracker, cocoa, char, burnt sugar on the nose. Feel is slick and on the fuller side. Flavor is cocoa, char, marshmallow. Flavors become richer the more it warms. Smooth at 8%. Have yet to try it brewery style with a toasted marshmallow garnish, may have to try it with my last bottle.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TurboBrew
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown/dark.

Light 1/4 finger tan head. Some floaters as expected.

Smell is great. Sweet chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is meh, typical stout here. Roast and bitter astringency. Mouthfeel follows.

Used a blowtorch and charred the crap out of a fresh marshmallow. Dunked it in my second 12oz. Much improved. Actually disintegrates into the stout and makes it taste better all around.

Overall a nice brew but not one Ill revisit unless its fresh at the pub in Bellaire.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.04/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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