Beer 332/365 – Short’s Black Licorice Lager

Shorts Black Licorice Lager

Style: Euro Dark Lager

ABV: 8.0%

Purchased at: Sent to me in a trade.

What makes this beer different: It almost tastes like root beer!

Will I be drinking this again: I would if it were local.

Grade: B+

10/6/2010: So just as a heads up before I get into the review of this beer… I HATE black licorice. Especially during Easter when you grab a handful of jelly beans thinking that the dark purple ones are grape, but no they are black licorice and ruin the whole mouthful.

Lots of chocolate in the nose, and a hint of black licorice. The flavor is not what I was expecting, mostly roasty chocolate, some dark fruit flavors, and only a little bit of Black Licorice flavor (thank god). Something about the flavor is really reminding me of a good root beer, can’t quite put my finger on what it is though. Alcohol is hidden very well which is a huge bonus. Smooth medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Very unique beer to say the least!

Picture of the day: Children are tasty.

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