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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia - Short's Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aphasia
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92
outstanding

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jale on 12-12-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-06-2013 23:49:45 | More by TypsiYpsi
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look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Jake the Big Mistake!

After looking at other reviews this beer has clearly gone sour. I thought it strange but really enjoyed the beer this way. Interesting . . .

A: Dark tan to light brown coloration with a small off-white rocky head with little retention. Fairly cloudy. Ruby red highlights . Very slight lacing.

S: Bourbon, cherry and vanilla dominate. A nice woody aroma compliments. Slight peppery phenols poke through, but no overwhelming solvent alcohol. Low dark fruity esters. No diacetyl and no real hop or malt aroma.

T: Cherry dominates with a good amount of wood and vanilla. Slight caramel malt and low-moderate hop bitterness. Bourbon makes itself known but does not dominate. Alcohol is there, but fairly smooth; not hot. No hop flavor. Moderately sour. Moderate dark fruity esters of plum and dried cherry. No diacetyl, but a slight astringency due to the sour and dry, woody flavor lingering in the finish. Some tannins give this a red wine-like quality.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly warming. Finishes dry with a tannic, red-wine like quality. Somewhat astringent.

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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.