black cherry porter

New Beer Blog Short’s Brew Black Cherry Porter


In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Short’s Brew.  It is their Black Cherry Porter.  I am a sucker for any with cherries in it.  I had to pick up this beer.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this porter.

It has a jet black color with big bubbles. The head on this beer has a tan color. The smell has a smokey chocolate with a small cherry notes. The taste has a heavy smokey chocolate notes with chocolate cherry aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from their website (

Black Cherry Porter

Black Cherry Porter is made using local Northern Michigan sweet black cherries and eight different malts. The combination of ingredients provides the deep radiant flavor profile and creates a dark opaque color. The beer leaves a slight purple lace from the fruit puree and finishes with flavors of roasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry.

Black Cherry Porter is one of the oldest beers in our portfolio. It was brewed for the first time on July 29, 2004 as the 35th batch of beer ever brewed at Short’s.

7 % ABV

40 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter;  @shortsbrewing

In the end, I am always a sucker for anything with cherries in it.  I love cherries and I really do not care who makes the beer.  I am going to pick it up on the spot.  It was a no brainier to pick up this brew from Short’s Brew.  I am not a huge fan of Short’s Brew.  I have found some beers that I like from them.  It is normally in their seasonal line.  They put all their effort behind those beers.  It is a nice smokey porter. I cannot get any cherry notes in this porter.  I love cherries. I am pretty disappointment.  There is a nice balance but I believe this porter overtook the cherries.  I would try it once to get it out of your system.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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