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Cornholio | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DannyDan on 07-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,984
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
105
pDev:
18.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 43
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 7/2/2011. Pours an almost pitch black hazy dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big plum, chocolate, peppercorn, caramel, molasses, herbal, floral, roasted malt, toast, bread, and earthy spiciness. Very nice and unique aromas; with good balance and complexity. Taste of big chocolate, roasted malt, toast, pepper, biscuit, caramel, raisin, floral, plum, herbal, and earthy spices. Fair amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, pepper, toast, dark fruit, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Great balance and complexity of flavors; very pleasant and enjoyable, given the unique ingredients used. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a great Baltic porter! Nice robust and balanced flavors, with good complexity; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one, and I am glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of danp14
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.06/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/7/12
*From notes

A: Ashy tree bark brown. A good pour yields a two finger head. Moderate retention. Minor collar and lacing.

S: Rusted metal that has somehow sprouted red fruit.

T: What a shocker: a Short's beer that tastes odd. It's like they were aiming to make a sour without the wild yeast. Der....just do it then. There's a sharp char to the brew, that's met by a wholly unwanted tang on the back end. Not coming together for me. And as it warms, a (not so) lovely mix of tobacco and Carolina BBQ sauce find their way onto my tongue.

M: The carbonation cuts my palate like a street thug yielding a shank. too many bubbles, not nearly enough finesse.

O: If this beer was a person, it'd be the kid in the corner who shat himself, then proceeded to stick his finger in his "Cornholio" and smell it.

I think you get the point.

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beerhan
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of russwbeck
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black pour with more than two fingers of brown head. The foamy head leaves behind beautiful lacing and retention.

S: Considering everything this beer was brewed with...it really only smells like a baltic porter. Roasted malts, chocolate, and some other misplaced aromas.

T: The taste is not the same story. Baltic porter is definitely the base, but some really strange other flavors are there as well. Fruits and spices mostly. I don't really understand all the random stuff that went into this beer, but I don't hate it. I don't think it's great, but certainly interesting.

MF: Heavy body with a nice amount of carbonation. Drinkability is a tad low.

O: I got this as an extra in a trade and I'm surely glad I tried it. I highly doubt I would jump to get another, but it was interesting. I wish I knew what any of the ingredients of this beer tasted like so I could tell what they lended to the beer.

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Photo of enelson
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of MIP229
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jaysephx69
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown in color with almost no light coming through. One finger light mocha colored head, with good retention and lacing.

S: Plums are very present. Slight chocolate notes and brown sugar. A faint hint of popcorn. And very faint vinegar aroma. Still pretty good, although different, aroma.

T: Slight chocolate upfront with a touch of toffee. Big plums with slight raisin notes in the middle. Finishing with a slight popcorn flavor.

M: Medium light body. Lower carbonation. A touch creamy. Good mouth coating.

O: definitely glad I had it. Pretty damn good

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Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of OldIronLungs
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lord Hobo.. Poured a black color with a one finger light mocha head; Good retention and lacing.

Smell is not particularly strong- almost like guineas except more robust. Definitely smells of malt and yeast; sweet but a little sharp.

Tastes like an Irish stout- very malty with a little bit if a dry finish. A little smoky.

The mouthfeel is also like a stout- washes over the tongue pretty easily with a tingle of carbonation.

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Photo of TCJosh
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Cornholio from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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