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Short's Aphasia - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Aphasia
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90
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Strong Ale

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011)
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-14-2013 16:45:06 | More by hiphopj5
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jisom123

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +12.4%

Picked up a growler at the brewpub in Bellaire
A: Slightly cloudy caramel-brown murk that you expect from the best unfiltered Old Ales. slight white foamy head that fades with the quickness.

S: Rich, warm caramel malts with a slight woodiness and peat. Smells great.

T: PERFECT 5.0. Impressive balance of low booziness, smothered hop profile that was once a big hitter in the flavor, but aged down to the right level. Tastes like it was a nice long boil.

M: nice and smooth. Similar to a well aged Abyss in mouthfeel.

O: Probably the best beer I had on my 12-brewery loop trip through upper Michigan.

09-29-2011 18:32:00 | More by jisom123
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -16.7%

Reddish amber clear body with no real head. A bit of surface tracing.

Smells off. Kinda iodine or chlorine.

Taste is pretty spot on. Some nutty malt and the essence of Bourbon and wood without the booziness.

Thinnish but not bad.

Nice Bourbon barrel schwarz but without the punch you'd expect from a Bourbon barreled beer. Nutty, same essence, no bite.

06-10-2012 23:29:23 | More by zaphodchak
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alfie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-06-2013 15:04:47 | More by alfie
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-24-2012 14:32:37 | More by WeisGuy
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zoso1967

Michigan

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-25-2011 05:45:04 | More by zoso1967
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-04-2012 17:27:53 | More by claspada
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abraxel

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-30-2011 20:56:05 | More by abraxel
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%

Appearance: nice brown color. mostly clear with a bit of haze. a finger or so of a tan head that slowly fades.

Smell: sweet caramel malts, some bourbon. kind of a weak smell though. (maybe my nose is just off today as i couldn't smell much of any of my beers)

Taste: sweet malts, woody character, vanilla-bourbon. alcohol. flavors are nicely mixed and work well together.

Mouthfeel: nice and slightly sticky. alcohol tends to overwhelm towards the end of the drink

Overall: a good version of a bourbon old ale. very tasty, very well done. definitely worth a shot to bourbon and old ale fans

06-20-2013 03:52:29 | More by SportsandJorts
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weizenbob

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-22-2011 04:33:19 | More by weizenbob
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -15%

10-16-2012 00:29:10 | More by ROGUE16
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-07-2012 14:36:30 | More by nmann08
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amalburg

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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FunkyFibes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-03-2012 02:16:38 | More by FunkyFibes
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.2%

02-05-2012 04:16:28 | More by waiting4lunch
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-13-2013 02:34:51 | More by imfrommichigan
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GoldenChild

Michigan

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-15-2011 13:09:57 | More by GoldenChild
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HopHeadHerman

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-03-2014 02:34:39 | More by HopHeadHerman
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kylelenk

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%

Had on tap at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI.

A-Overall a nice copper/brown color. No real head retention here but what's left is a nice white color.

S-No notice of chlorine or iodine as mentioned before. Maybe this is older but I pick up a nice toffee or caramel taste with the slightest hint of bourbon.

T-Here is the money shot. What a fantastic beer. Very, VERY, subtle bourbon notes that compliment a slight after bite hop character. The front takes on a nice vanilla/fruit flavor that brings malt forward and leaves hops on the finish.

M-Lighter carbonation and lighter overall feel. Has a creamy feel with the lighter carbonation and remains quite heavy with roughly an 8% ABV.

O-Short's isn't known yet for their barrel program but what a treat. I've had several BBL Short's beers and look for them to really build on their output in the coming years.

12-18-2012 21:40:08 | More by kylelenk
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-06-2012 04:08:07 | More by xnicknj
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-27-2012 18:17:59 | More by mdfb79
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-06-2012 01:25:37 | More by JAHMUR
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travMI13

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-07-2012 02:53:50 | More by travMI13
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Dontcounttoday

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2012 23:09:59 | More by Dontcounttoday
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-20-2012 14:59:10 | More by djrn2
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Short's Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.