Short's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Uncle Steve's Irish StoutShort's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SupaCelt on 12-18-2009

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Gorgeous. I poured aggressively and didn't see a head initially, but before long, a two finger or so head was sitting on top. A nice dark brown, creamy head. The beer itself is pitch black with no light going through the glass -- lacing is fantastic.

Smell: A very nice chocolate sweetness. Dark malt. Maybe some woody notes as well.

Taste/feel: Well, well, well. The taste, for me, is super roasty with a lot of those woody notes coming through in the taste. I was expecting a quite bitter stout, but there's actually some very nice sweetness here. It's pretty sweet on the front, and bitter at the back. Semi-sweet chocolate on the finish, with a very nice mouth feel that's almost like chocolate milk. A really nice beer.

A super solid beer that, like others have said, is better than Guinness in every aspect, except maybe the appearance (it's hard to beat Guinness, in my opinion). Uncle Steve's is just a solid stout all around... try it if you haven't already.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great session beer ! Seen this at local Meijers store on sale and picked up a Six pack .This Beer has rich dark stout flavor with almost chocolate back end taste to it . I found it very easy to drink and you could easily enjoy this paired with fish and chips as i did .

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of tectactoe
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, deep brown, virtually black color with a thin tan head comprised of very fine bubbles that stuck around for a while but surprisingly didn't leave much lacing on the glass. I like to think of this beer as a "pumped up Guinness" - they are very similar (makes sense, since they are both Irish stouts) but it seems like Uncle Steve's picks up some of the slack that a typical Guinness Draught has. The nose is bigger, the taste is bigger, and the mouth is creamier. Hints of coffee beans, deep and bitter mocha, and lots of roasted grains and malts hit your nose and your throat. The mouth is slightly chewy and quite a bit thicker than a Guinness.

Very solid Irish Stout here that I would definitely have again and again. In many places I've seen, the price of these is usually very comparable to the price of Guinness, and this beer outperforms in nearly every aspect.

EDIT: Update 3/10/2013

Enjoyed this one again for the first time this season, a week before St. Patty's Day. The nose is much better and fuller than I remember it being - lots of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet, dark chocolate notes. Very roasty taste, inducing a nice mix of bitter and sweet. Smooth, creamy, and finishing with some roasted malt and burnt coffee beans flavors. Dry, low carbonation.

Overall, a bit better than I remember it being. I could knock back six of these no problem. A tasty Irish style stout with a nice, bitter roast aroma and flavor.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice hearty stout. Seems a bit too hearty for the style. Nice roasted tones with a thick body. Good complexities. I still think it's a bit too much for the style. Again, another Short's beer that is quite good, but doesn't quite fit to style.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear black, almost opaque with the barest hint of amber at the edges of the glass when held up to a bright light. Coffee coloured head and lacing.

A warm aroma including smokiness and oak along with the toasted malts. The flavour is well balanced and smooth. Taste includes a variety of sweet roasted dark chocolate malts followed by a nicely dry smoked finish with tannins.

A magnificent dry stout and definitely a beer I'd recommend.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of hmbrewer336
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a dark brown almost black body with a brown head about one finger thick. last couple drops run around on top of the beer before falling in. no lacing left on my glass

S: smells roast and tobacco and biscuits. as the beer warms coffee smell starts to come through. slight noble hop aroma with a slight grassiness.

T: roast and chocolate. slightly hoppy when held in the mouth. good bitterness. very earthy. i pick up a touch of green apple. after taste lingers bitter for a few moments.

M: moderately high carbonation feels good on the mouth. light in body and easy to drink.

O: this is a nice irish stout. uncle steve should be happy with this. beer is very true to the style. full of roast and biscuit with a slight hop.

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Short's Uncle Steve's Irish Stout from Short's Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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