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
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
18.33%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of ucsbmullet
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of avaldivia
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of auroracrisis
2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into a Bruery tulip.

Pitch black with blood read highlights. An off white head and mocha head.

Sweet, caramel like malt up front with hints of beets and plums. A touch of nuttiness and generic spice.

Beet and plum flavors with hints of yam sweetness. That nuttiness returns and moves into a full on bitter, vegetable like bitterness once swallowed. After flavor of squash and roots. This honestly tastes like a few slices of plum, squash, and beets thrown into a blender with a Newcastle.

Medium body with low carbonation, a little sticky but not too noticeable.

Strange vegetable flavors with a little bit of nuts and spice. Not really my thing and I drain poured the last half of it.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into my bruery tulip a dark black with a tan head that is thick around the edges, not very present in the center of the glass.

S: Mostly tart plum with some dark roast malt. Some of that signature lactic sourness that some Shorts beers have.

T: First bitter, then tart at the same time. Dark roasted malts playing with dark plums. Sweetness at the end with a tannic chalky feeling from the Horehound I believe. I do not know that the red popcorn has added a lot of flavor, but would say that it probably has added a little bit of earthiness and light red tinge to the beer where you can see the edges. As for horehound, this is my first time trying it in anything, not sure if I can taste it and it is bitter, or if I am picking up other flavors here.

After a little research, apparently livestock do not like to eat horehound. I have to imagine that it is in fact from the bitterness and cloying taste it adds. I wouldnt say this necessarily makes this beer more desirable, but I would go as far as saying that it does make this beer unique.

M: medium mouthfeel and a medium carbonation. Just about right for a baltic porter. Maybe a tad light but otherwise good.

O: This is an interesting beer. I wouldnt drink a six pack of it, but one seemed to pique my interest enough for this snowy day.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours a dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lacing.

S - The aroma is full of deep roasted sweet chocolate malts with some plum, medicine sweetness, and a bit of popcorn. There is a touch of earthy hop as well.

T - The flavor starts off with a mix of sweet roasted chocolate malts with some sweet plum and the medicinal sweetness. Through the middle some bitter chocolate flavor comes through with a touch of the popcorn flavor and a hint of sweetness. There is just a bit of earthy hop as well. The finish is a mix of some light spice, chocolate malt, popcorn, and plum that linger.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Lots of different flavors mixed in here and it is a touch off-balanced. That being said it is really different and interesting.

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Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of cocoapuph
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks TheGr8BeerState and decadance for this one! My first Short's beer.

This one poured a very dark brown copper color with about a one inch thick tan head.

Smelled of root beer, bananas and brown sugar. Has a very Belgian yeasty smell to it. Looking forwards to the taste...

First sip was totally different than expected. Burnt pepper corns and coffee. Then after the bitter ashy flavors die down, you get some caramel and dark fruit skins.

Mouthfeel is medium and the tastes linger on the tongue for a while.

Not a bad beer, looking forward to more Short's brews.

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Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of EseLocoSS
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jstark5150
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Captainren
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Marti403
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bluesplit63
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BeRanger
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Short's pint glass.

A: About a half to full finger of tan head - pours a brownish purple color.

S: You can definitely smell the Peppercorn, otherwise the small is typical roasted malts with hints of other fruits and even chocolate?

T: Kind of a sweet taste up front that mellows out as it finishes - smooth, not bitter. Everything seems to mesh pretty well, I cant quite put my finger on a distinct flavor.

M: Smooth, little carbonation. You can barely taste the alcohol, definitely on the ligher side of porters.

D - Certainly an interesting beer given the knowledge of what they brewed it with. While it's not intolerable in mass quantities as some of their delicious but sweet dessert beers, I don't see myself wanting multiples of this in a night. However it's pretty solid overall.

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark dark brown. Finger of off white head. Retention and lacing are alright.

Smells of some bakers chocolate and ash. Maybe some corn.

Tastes similar kinda of just a chalky and roasty. A bit estery.

Mouthfeel is alright. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Ok, but nothing special.

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of NSaad23
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of vande
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - jet black with an extremely thin and quickly dissipating sandy lace left behind....

s - somewhat smoky, roasted malts, maybe hints of fruit?

t - strange and peppery...definite grainy w/ roasty dark malt taste..somewhat spicy...

m - smooth and creamy with a quick spicy bite at the end... interesting...

o - a different kind of beer....worth a shot..

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Photo of dayan
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, received as an extra in a trade. Thanks Tom!

A - Very dark brown with a loose tan head. Nice lacing and retention.

S - Floral and roasty, with some stone fruits and bready notes toward the end.

T - Holy adjuncts. The dry corn taste is very prominent and aggressive, giving way to somewhat bitter, tannic plum flavors and a slight acetic aftertaste. An intriguing roasty/herbal finish sometimes pokes through, but I can't really get past the corn.

M - Light-bodied, a little mealy, medium carbonation.

O - I've had a few of Short's weirder one-offs and generally enjoy them, but I can't say I ever need to seek this one out again. It's definitely a unique take on the style, but it might just not be my thing.

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Photo of kdmcguire10
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of gordavidson
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very dark brown bordering on black. The light brown head is thin and splotchy but what is there is creamy.

S- Smells both rosary and tart. Hints of smoke and sour fruit. Intriguing.

T- A very complex and unique combination of flavors. Smoke, tart plums, and a touch of something I can't put my finger on... Maybe it is the corn.

M- A creamy carbonation keeps it smooth and light.

O- A very unique beer (expected from Short's). The plums add a really nice aspect to this beer. Doesn't really up to the hype, but it is definitely worth trying.

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Photo of RudiNicole
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Another big thanks to MarcatGSB for this one!

Appearance - Near-black body with a little bit of a head before fading to naught but little islands of bubbles. Short's seems to have issues with head retention.

Smell - Strange smells in this one. Interesting smells, though. Definitely corn and definitely some roasted malts. The corn is the strongest. There's a faint fruit smell at the start, but I could hardly claim I smell beach plums (wtf are beach plums?).

Taste - Initially, it's almost spicy. It quickly becomes very strong in corn flavor. Not like a malt liquor, like a grainy corn flavor. Almost like corn meal. It finishes with a smooth roasted malt character and a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Easy-drinking, as any lager tends to be. I wouldn't characterize this as a Baltic Porter, really, as it lacks any real body. It's more of an adjunct schwarzbier.

Overall - Fascinating combination of flavors. I wouldn't expect them to play well, but they do. Again, I think it's out of style, but then again it is a Short's beer. A tasty beer I wouldn't mind having again.

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Cornholio from Short's Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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