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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 52
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 07-30-2010)
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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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A: Pours dark copper, small bubbly head.

S: Bourbon and oak. Toffee, fudge, and vanilla, very sweet and very aromatic.

T: Sweet, sweet, sweet. Bourbon, interwoven by brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Vanilla and oak come through as well. Slightly earthy. Finishes boozy.

M: Full body, almost no carbonation. to heavy, but very robust on the palate.

O: This is a boozy, boozy beer. The barrel character is distinct. Very smooth, nicely drinkable.

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Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.