Bourbon Barrel Aphasia | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jale on 12-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Drank 5/31/14 on draft @ 8th Street.

Brown/purple murkiness.

Minimal white head; almost no lace.

Caramel, fig @ oak nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Bourbon, oak & caramel sweetness. So fucking boozy! Over-the-top, the beer is dominated. Misfire.

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Photo of Sexton
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onespartan
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesod
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SerialTicker
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on-tap at HopCat Detroit's grand opening.

First sip I was thinking, "Hm. Good. Different... tastes like bourbon and barrel. But why was this $9 for a snifter?", but after it warmed, it really opened up and tasted a lot better. I haven't had a huge number of Old Ales, but this is one of the best beers I've had from Short's. Once the beer warms up a little bit it seems to get a little warmer, a dark fruit flavor comes through, and there's a great aftertaste on it. Awesome stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of StoutFox
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at hopCat Grand Rapids
Appearance: dark redish,little head
Aroma: little aroma, malty, bourbon
Taste: begins very malty, then bourbon flavor takes over not an extremely complex ale, but very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of webmanspidey
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kerrie
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Bourbon Barrel Aphasia from Short's Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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