Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Cherry Porter
Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Cherry Porter is Short’s Black Cherry Porter aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months. This Short’s brew is fermented with Northern Michigan sweet black cherries and eight different malts. Combined, the ingredients provide the deep radiant flavor profile and create the dark opaque color. A slight purple lace from the fruit puree enticingly leads into smooth soft hints of roasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry and bourbon flavors.
- Pub Brews
- ABV: 11.3%
- IBU: 35
Origin StoryBlack Cherry Porter is one of our oldest beers. Some of the earliest batches date back to our 2004 brew logs, when it was called Rocky Top Cherry Porter. Obviously, cherries are synonymous with Northern Michigan, but rather than make a light fruity summertime beer with our regional fruit, Joe chose to play on the dark fruity notes sometimes found in rich Porters. Cherries are also a natural compliment to rich chocolaty and roasted coffee flavors, another reason why this beer worked so well and quickly became a pub/Short's favorite. Last year, we decided to barrel age Black Cherry Porter for the first time! As you can imagine, this yield was extremely low. So far it has been featured only in small amounts at the MBG Summer Beer Festival, and then given to an establishment like Palate, due to our long standing relationship with Joe and the amazing support he has given to Short's over the years. The barrel aging added notable bourbon flavors to the beer, lending rich vanilla tones and charred oaky qualities, creating favorable accents to the existing flavors.
- Calories: 340