Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard - Short's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BigMcLargeHuge:
4.38/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted at the big "SeaBass has got to go" tasting courtesy of HOPSHUNTER over on ratebeer. 12oz bottle pours amber and ruby with tiny white head. The aroma is molasses, a touch of vanilla, spicy oak, cherries, a little bit of prune and more molasses deep into the draw. The taste is rich for sure with prunes and aged ripe cherries and quickly moves into rich yummy molasses, smooth mild spicy oak and modest sweet smooth bourbon getting just a touch boozy into the finish. It almost has a yummy chocolate covered molasses for moments here and there. Into the finish prune, cherry and dates help take this to a tasty closure. This is way richer and smooth and yummier than the non barrel aged version I had just a few minutes ago. The barrel compliments perfectly here and doesn't get in the way of this beer rich barleywine beeriness. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2011 21:30:35 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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3.28/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 00:04:28 | More by MSUEmilie
4.44/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2014 00:19:07 | More by Badger6
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.