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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jale on 12-12-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aroma:Caramel, bourbon, sweet malt. It smells rich and inviting.

Appearance:The beer is a dark caramel-brown color but not opaque. Low head and visible carbonation.

Taste:Caramel, malt, dark fruits, and bourbon flavors stand out nicely in this beer. There is a very nice sweetness.

Mouthfeel:The hot alcohol flavor stands out in this beer. The body is thick and syrupy. Low carbonation.

Overall:I really enjoyed this bourbon barrel old ale, it's got everything I look for, and then some.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a tulip. Beautiful pour, mahogany brown in color with a thick, creamy finger of head with decent retention. Aroma was bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Was ready for a burn, but this was one bourbon ale that was smooth as silk. Taste was like the nose, plus some dark fruits and sugars. Aphasia is one of my favorite old ales and really benefits from the aging.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Crunchy's Short's Takeover. This was one of many beers I tried that night, and I must admit I was RUI (Reviewing Under the Influence)

The pour is somewhat amber, cross up between dark and light, with zero head.

Smell comes with bourbon, fruity, bordering on lambic.

Oh, hell to the yeah on the taste. Potent wallop of bourbon, fruit, malt. A delicious sipper. Letter perfect on taste. Love.

Mouthfeel was right on thickness, but could have used a little more carbonation, bit on the flat side, almost like a casked beer.

The night of course was studded with Short's freakshow beers (I seem to remember one beer being infused with taco meat and another aged in correction fluid barrels. I may be exaggerating here, but just a tad). BB Aphasia is the big winner. I'm sure it will tough to find in Lansing going forward, and that is a shame. Great drink.

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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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