Maker: Short’s, Bellaire/Elk Rapids, Michigan, US
Purchased for $9
Appearance: Black with a foamy chocolate head
Nose: Dark toast, molasses, malt.
On the palate: Medium bodied, dry and effervescent. Dark roasted malt and a little sourness. A little sweetness at the end.
Finish: More dark toast and bubbles. Fades fairly quickly.
Parting words: It doesn’t take a lot of guesswork to figure out what brand of beer a craft “Irish Stout” is aimed at. If you like Guinness, you’ll like this. It’s a bit of an improvement on Guinness, but not enough to make it a repeat buy for me since I’m not a fan of that style of stout in the first place. I prefer my stouts more flavorful and chocolaty. Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout is mildly recommended.