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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia - Short's Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 12-12-2011)
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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.

O: Got a bottle from the world beer cup and thought this was going to be a bourbon barrel stout . . . clearly not. Excellent beer nonetheless. The bourbon is very subdued and overwhelmed by the sour cherry. One of the best sour beers I've had in awhile. Very complex . . . seems like something Avery would brew up. It's a pretty ugly looking beer, but otherwise it is simply amazing. If I can ever find anymore of this I will be a very happy man. Until this bottle's empty I there already!

bluetravlr, Sep 08, 2012
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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.