Super Delicious Stout: Extreme Beer Fest Edition
Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.1 | pDev: 8.05%
Sep 22, 2021
Nov 18, 2020
Super Delicious Stout: Extreme Beer Fest EditionSuper Delicious Stout: Extreme Beer Fest Edition
Notes: A super delicious Stout aged in Iron Fish Distillery maple bourbon barrels. Brewed and bottled for Extreme Beer Fest: Cyberspace (2021).
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Ratings by GregSemenza:
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Feb 25, 2021
More User Ratings:
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: opaque; very dark brown - almost black in color; 1 finger finely pored medium brown head that receded to a wispy cap; light lacing;

S: distinctly bittersweet chocolate;

T: deeply roasted grain, bourbon, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate; moderate bitterness on the finish; as it warmed, the whiskey and vanilla faded and the deeply roasted grain came to the forefront;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: nicely complex;

Sep 22, 2021
3.77 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Medium black pour with a finger of light brown foam. Smells like stouts of old: classic dark malt, chocolate sauce with maple and bourbon. Taste is sweeter than nose revealed, maple and chocolate run away with it before the bourbon and vanillin laden oak capture, brownie and light roasted malt result. Feel is medium light bodied, smooth, surprisingly cool, barrel impact is significant but short lived, a flash in the pan as it were.

Apr 21, 2021
3.85 by Cotton_27 from Michigan on Mar 16, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by entheos from California

Zowzer! That’s a zinger! So much maple that I need pancakes to absorb the flavor! This is definitely a syrupy alcohol that will make your hair stand.

Mar 14, 2021
4.25 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Mar 14, 2021
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

A very tasty, albeit light bourbon barrel offering. No rich luxurious body, no huge roast flavor, but some very nice Maple, bourbon, and barrel characteristics like vanilla and toasted coconut. Pretty great beer all things considered.

Mar 10, 2021
3.3 by kmanjohnson from California on Mar 07, 2021
3.57 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Mar 07, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Sparty1224 from Michigan

Brief Review:

Was super excited to try this super beer. Never made distro, but was lucky to get a local crowler. A little disappointed here, comes across thin, bourbon not too strong. Hurt by the thin base beer (Uncle Steve’s I think?). But overall not too bad.

Recommendation: Tough to find, but still worth trying if you’re a big Short’s fan.

Feb 21, 2021
4.32 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Feb 20, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: January 28, 2021... OCCASION: the leadoff hitter for this year's Extreme Beer Fest--with Jerry, the gift's bestower, no less! GLASSWARE: EBF plastic cup... pours a jet black body with dark brown head, a slight smear that may suggest strength... aroma includes light maple, heat, roasted bread malts, coffee--which someone noted in the forum, despite the brewer stating there isn't any in this... medium-bodied, lingering finish, effervescent and engaging...a bit punchy even... a sweet finish, with the maple subdued and the malts pushed forward.... this is indeed a delicious start to the night, solid in every phase, strong in its weight, and highly drinkable (though I believe the brewer estimated the ABV% at 7.9, not 9.7)...

Feb 18, 2021
4.41 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours black with a dense tan head. Beautiful beer. The barrel jumps in feet first on the nose, and the maple is a nice complement to the bourbon and chocolate notes.

The taste is led by the barrel, and the maple is on point, with the chocolate notes providing some depth, but this leans more toward the imperial porter side of the ledger than a BA stout.

It is still delicious, and I’m glad it was part of the EBF party.

Feb 14, 2021
3.83 by Mikexw from New York on Feb 13, 2021
3.77 by twenteone from Pennsylvania on Feb 12, 2021
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Feb 12, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Super Delicious Stout, Beer Fest Edition from Short’s Brew. Received on 20/1/21 for the Extreme Beer Fest – Cyberspace (2021) from Half-Time, Poughkeepsie, NY. $ 109.99 (Including tax and shipping). This is a 12 oz bottle ($ 0.702/oz). Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 11/2/21. (Note: I use DD/MM/YY protocol.)
On neck of bottle in black ink “PKG 12/11/20”. Served at 54.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 57.7 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Ruby Brown (SRM 24), murky and nearly opaque.
Body – Black (SRM 40), opaque. When rear-lite, still opaque but just a hint of ruby at the extreme edge.
Head – Average (Maximum four cm, aggressive center pour), fawn, high density, short retention, diminishing to a three to four mm crown, and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – Fair. Partial band of nearly microscopic bubbles.
Aroma – 4. – Heavy bourbon and some fleeting maple, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.5 – Odd. Very weak bourbon and about as much roasted malt as an AAL. No hops, no yeast, no maple. Slightly sweet. No alcohol (7.5 % ABV, according to BA) flavor or aroma, but a transitory alcohol warming appears then dies after each swallow.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, approaching creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 Best beer I’ve ever had from Short’s – Not super, not delicious, and more of a porter than a stout.

Feb 11, 2021
4.14 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2021
4.04 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Feb 11, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Manta200 from Kentucky

One of my favorite Extreme Beer Fest beers.

Feb 11, 2021
3.75 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
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4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by vectornut from California

This beer had a LOT of carbonation, especially for a stout, but the complexity it achieved from its unique barrel aging was outstanding. I wish I had another bottle of it.

Feb 09, 2021
2.76 by mmalley from Massachusetts on Feb 08, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The brew pours a deep-dark brown color with a one finger head of tan foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a very roasty and toasty smell mixed with a big showing of chocolate and mixed with a touch of vanilla and maple. Along with these smells comes some aromas of raisin and plum. Overall, the smell is akin to a nice fudgy brownie.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty and toasty malt flavor mixed with some flavors of lots of milk chocolate, some brown sugar, as well as a caramel and maple sweetness. As the taste advances more and more chocolate work its way onto the tongue, creating a very rich brownie like taste. Toward the end more roastiness and a touch of earthiness comes to the tongue, and along with a touch of booziness, one is left with a boozy brownie taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is chewier and thicker with a carbonation level that is low. The thickness and body is fantastic for the style and makes for a big and robust sipper.
Overall – A nice rich and robust stout with a big sweet and big brownie like feel with a nice sweet and flavorfulness. A rather rich and robust chocolate stout.

Feb 07, 2021
4 by docr89 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2021
3.99 by Lukass from Ohio on Feb 07, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - black and looks thick with a nice tan head
Smell - lots of maple strong booze with maybe molasses and bourbon
Taste - roasty and toasty with slight maple
Feel - pretty thin light carb
Overall - lacking the taste I was hoping for after smelling it and it's way to thin as well

Feb 06, 2021
3.94 by NEBeerGoddess from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Viaduck from California

Dark brown with modest tan head. It's aroma is Maple & whisky. Interestingly, the whisky barrels used are filled maple syrup, then beer, then whisky again to produce 3 different types of whisky & this beer. Sweet with some mild bitterness. Plenty of roasted malt flavors, maple goodness, fudge & whiskey. Its scent & taste imply a much higher ABV than 7.5. Thick & silky smooth. It is very appropriately named, Super Delicious Stout.

Feb 06, 2021
3.87 by socon67 from New York on Feb 06, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

one of the best beers from this brewery - great malt and whiskey taste

Feb 06, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Andrew_Paleales from New Hampshire

Pleasant change from the barrel aged 11+% genre. Pleasant aroma is whisky coffee berry chocolate. Coffee-whisky taste gave way to prominent berry as it warmed up. Feel is a bit thin but at 7.5 abv, would be expected. Overall, this was a great stout when you know you need to drive home.

Feb 06, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Pours dark brown/black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark berry and whisky and very pleasant. Taste is whisky, maple and roasted malts. Taste is big for the ABV. Feel is creamy but a bit thin for a stout with this flavor but still solid. Overall it's a fantastic stout especially for a 7.5% brew.

Feb 06, 2021
4.29 by chossboss from Oregon on Feb 06, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by snaotheus from Washington

12oz bottle served in a sample glass. Part of Extreme Beer Fest.

Pours black, medium head that fades to a clumpy ring. Smell is bourbon and lots of maple, strong anise.

Taste is odd -- like an over-roasted, regular stout, with tons of anise and coffee and a little plum, and booze like it's twice as strong as it really is.

Mouthfeel is super dry, surprisingly light. Overall, it's all right.

Feb 06, 2021
4.38 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Not a huge fan of stouts generally speaking... But what I know is I would drink a lot more of them if they tasted more like this.... Velvety smooth with deep complex flavors ... Thumbs up!!

Feb 06, 2021
Super Delicious Stout: Extreme Beer Fest Edition from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 73 ratings