Short's Aphasia | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
27
For Trade:
2
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Mitchster
3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. 9.0% ABV and 25 ibu's per the website.
Pours out to a slightly cloudy deep mahogany with interesting purple tints when held to the light. No head at all. No retention. Medium light carbonation, about 2.0 carbs or so. Nose of carob, prunes, soy sauce, light molasses, no appreciable hop aroma. Mouthfeel is sticky, cloying, syrupy and dense bodied. The taste is a recap of the aroma, however there is roast character, kinda like chocolate malt and C80 or C120, which is quite a bit different than most old ales. There is also a distinct plum flavor, which is a bit odd, not so much prune as I would expect. Bitterness is rather mild. Rummy finish.

Hrmm, not really what I would consider a good old ale IMO. The roast character is totally out of place here.

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Photo of GMcNE
3.29/5  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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Photo of zaphodchak
3.32/5  rDev -19.6%
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 -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strohme2
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FlyingHellfish
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Short's Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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