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Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 58
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mothman on 07-30-2010

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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 26
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4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on-tap at HopCat Detroit's grand opening.

Yeah, so... not sure what to say here other than that this is a fantastic beer. It tastes like you'd imagine after reading its description: like a quality American barleywine with raisins added. I used to not care too much for American style barleywines, but beers like this one are why they've grown on me. If this were an English one, it'd be insanely sweet and would put any diabetic in a coma. With the bits of hop flavors in there with the bourbon and sweet raisins... holy hell was this tasty. No idea when or if I'll ever see this one again, but it may well be my new favorite barleywine. This is a "hot" beer no matter how small of a sip you take, so be ready. Damn is it good.

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3.32/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this beer in a flight at Shorts Brewery in Bellair Mi. The beer was a very dark brown, almost black with a thin head and nice lacing. It had a strong caramely bourbon aroma and the flavor reflected that with every sip. The flavor was extremely rich, with heavy notes of bourbon and a caramel/vanilla aftertaste that lingered on the tongue. The smell and initial flavor were excellent but the after taste had a little too much alcohol flavor for my preference.

I normally enjoy bourbon beers but this one was a shade strong for me. In the same flight I tried had Bourbon Magician and the flavor was spot on perfect with about half the % ABV.

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Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
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