Short's Aphasia - Short's Brewing Company

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A medium bodied dark brown Old Ale with a sizable nose of molasses and alcohol. Predominantly sweet, with unique flavors of plum, figs, and brown sugar. Further compliments of toasted malt and an increased ABV, aid in a pleasant warming finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011)
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Photo of zoso1967
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of BrainDad
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hopcat for Joe Shorts birthday!

First. I will say that this compares to Kuhnhenn's 4th Dementia as an awesome bourbon aged old ale.

It is a beautiful rich deep golden color as you might expect. Served with a bit of foamy head which soon dissipated. No lacing at all.

I enjoyed the rich strong smooth flavor, smoother I think than the Kunnhenn. The nose has that bourbony raisiny aroma expected.

Taste is equally smooth. The best aspect of this beer. Dangerous to be around too much of it!!

Photo of jisom123
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kylelenk
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of JakeForest
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of hopnado
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xnicknj
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Slay40
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Short's Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.