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Short's Aphasia - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Aphasia
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just not that impressed. Needs refinement.

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3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Short's Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.